On May 5, 1980, the governing board of the San Francisco Community College District established a “Community College Police Department,” now known as the San Francisco Community College Police Department (SFCCPD) or the City College of San Francisco Police Department
Under the California Education Code, sections 72330 and 72334 and California Penal Code, section 830.32(a), personnel, when appointed and duly sworn, are designated as peace officers.
The San Francisco Community College Police Department is a certified California Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) police agency, recognized by the State of California. SFCCPD are sworn officers readily identified by their uniforms which include their distinctive patch and silver star.
The Department also employs security officers, called Campus Control aides, who wear a grey shirted uniform with the SFCCPD patch and silver shield.