Police Officer

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 08, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Police Officer
Target Hire Date
11/23/2020 - 24 days to go
Join our community and experience Emerson College!

Police Officers work in partnership with the Emerson community they serve to maintain order, protect students, faculty, staff and their property, prevent crime, reduce the fear of crime and improve the overall quality of life for the entire college community.

Job Duties
  • Respond to calls for assistance from the community
  • Conduct patrol activity on foot, by car and bicycle
  • Conduct preliminary investigations, gathering evidence, taking statements in compliance with relevant statutory and constitutional legal requirements
  • Identify and/or apprehend crime suspects, making arrests as necessary
  • Cooperate with other police agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses related to campus incidents
  • Diffuse potentially volatile situations with due regard for the safety of all involved
  • Completing mandated training assignments
  • Work in partnership with campus stakeholders and liaising with community groups
  • Enter and retrieve data from a variety of computer software programs
  • Participate in campus safety and welfare programs
  • Represent the Department at meetings as needed

Primary Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks
  • Possess and demonstrate ethical behavior and integrity
  • Ability to completing assigned duties
  • Ability to utilize sound judgment and engage in problem-solving
  • Ability to multi-task, be resourceful and show initiative
  • Ability to provide analytical and critical thinking
  • Ability to demonstrate organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with all members of a culturally diverse institution
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills

Essential Requirements
  • Ability to obtain a valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator's license and the ability to be insured by the College's automobile liability insurer
  • Ability to be warranted as a Special State Police Officer by Massachusetts State Police
  • Successful completion of annual fitness for duty assessments; including a background investigation, a psychological evaluation, and a medical release

Must meet the April 1, 2020 State Police requirements for obtaining Special State Police Officer powers as listed in 515 CMR 5.04: “General Standards for Appointment, (1) Applicant. Must not be less than 19 years old, a United States citizen, and an employee of an agency described in M.G.L. c. 22C, s56 through 68.”

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to remain on feet for extended periods, stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push, pull, and climb stairs, balance, walk, and run
  • Must be able to access all facilities, on foot, to respond to emergency calls for service to include the uppermost floors of campus buildings when elevators are not available
  • Must be able to conduct visual surveillance of individuals and surroundings
  • Must be physically able to operate Department equipment
  • Work includes exposure to elements, such as severe weather/ temperatures and loud noises
  • Work environment can expose one to hazards and physical risks to personal safety
  • Must be physically fit and able to defend community members and one's self from attack or physical assault
  • Must be able to wear the required uniform
  • Must be able to work different shifts, including weekends, holidays, and overtime as required

Required Prior Work Experience

Training in a Municipal or State Police academy OR Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and 372.5 hours training at a Reserve Intermittent Academy.

Please Note: This position has an hourly rate of $23.50

Grade of Position: A15N40

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40.00

Hiring Range: $51,100.00 - $53,600.00

This position will be exclusively represented by the American Coalition of Public Safety (ACOPS) for purposes of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
To apply, please visit: https://emerson.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Emerson_College_Staff/job/Boston-Campus/Police-Officer_JR002040

About Us
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

Diversity Statement
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: titleix@emerson.edu

Annual Clery Report
n accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

Grade Ranges
Information on Emerson College staff grade range


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