Syracuse University DPS Hiring New Safety Officers Syracuse University DPS Hiring New Safety Officers

The Department of Public Safety at Syracuse University is looking to achieve its goal of increasing security on the university campus by hiring dozens of new employees. DPS has begun taking applications to fill over 80 new positions before the beginning of SU’s spring semester in January.

The department’s goal is to increase the presence of public safety officers on campus and, more specifically, enhancing security for on-campus housing at the university. According to Tony Callisto, Senior VP of Safety and Chief Law Enforcement Officer at Syracuse University, DPS would like to have a 24-hour security program at all residence halls and on-campus housing locations beginning this coming spring.

“Every few years we make investments and take opportunities to try to make an improvement and a difference in our safety planning,” Callisto said. “We came to the conclusion that this year we could sure look at improving services internally.”

Some supervisor positions are available, but Callisto says the department is mostly looking to hire more public safety officers. The jobs are considered entry level at the university but come with plenty of benefits.

“This is an amazing opportunity to join the Syracuse University team” said Callisto about the opportunities these new jobs can provide for potential applicants.

The new hires will have the opportunity to buy into SU’s medical benefits plan. They can also attend classes at the university while working and even earn dependant tuition benefits for their children if they work for DPS for over three years and eleven months.

DPS held a recruitment fair at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center on Tuesday night, where applicants could fill out their applications on the spot and even take part in preliminary interviews right away.

To learn more about employment opportunities at DPS, visit the Department of Public Safety’s website.


A major expansion of the Department of Public Safety at SU is on the horizon.
By January, DPS is looking to hire over 80 new employees.
The expansion is due in large part to the department’s goal of increasing security for on-campus housing.
The jobs are all entry-level and include some supervisor positions, but DPS is mostly looking to hire more safety officers.
Senior Vice President & Chief Law Enforcement Officer at SU, Tony Callisto, says the new jobs come with great benefits and incredible opportunities.
“They can buy into the University’s medical benefits plan. They can go to college themselves and take university classes for up to 12 credit hours per year as part of the job. And if they’re here long enough, if they’re here for three years and eleven months, they would then earn dependent tuition benefits so that their children could go to Syracuse University.”

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