On Call Police Officer

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 16, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Merrimack College is a selective, private college in a beautiful, residential setting — just minutes from Boston, Massachusetts.

Position Overview: The Merrimack College Police Department seeks applicants for the position of On-Call Campus Police Officer. Principal responsibilities include patrols of college buildings/grounds; safety and security of college community members and property; enforcement of laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the rules/regulations of the college; response to medical calls, fire alarms, and other emergency situations. This is a sworn police position.


  • Patrol of college buildings and grounds to ensure the safety of people and security of buildings and other property.
  • Enforcement of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, town by-laws, and college regulations and policies.
  • Conduct investigations and work collaboratively with other agencies in this regard; refer violations to the college’s student conduct system and/or the criminal court system, placing person under arrest or protective custody when appropriate; testify in court and college conduct system hearings.
  • Enforce parking rules and regulations, assist with vehicular and pedestrian traffic and provide safety escorts and supervise crowd control at college events.
  • Respond to medical calls, fire alarms, and other campus emergencies, providing assistance as required.
  • Familiarity with dispatching duties to include radio dispatching, answering business and emergency phones, performing various computer duties, maintaining the department log, and other clerical tasks.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • An Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from an Accredited College/University coupled with the 345 Hour Reserve Intermittent Police Academy or completion of a full time MPTC Academy or full time SSPO Academy; or
  • Employment as an Auxiliary/Seasonal police officer with a minimum of two years (documented 4000 hours) work experience

Licensing Requirements:

  • Must possess a Massachusetts Class A Large Capacity License to Carry for department approved weapons and maintain it as a condition of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and not have a significant history of motor vehicle infractions.
  • Must be able to obtain special state police powers under MGL c. 22C, §63 at hire and retain these powers as condition of continued employment.
  • Must meet standards of initial qualifications at range with department issued firearm, and re-qualify biannually thereafter.
  • Must obtain CPR, First Responder, pepper spray (OC) and expandable police baton certifications. Must retain these certifications through department-offered training (or through other approved training at own expense).
  • Must successfully complete physical examination (including drug-screening), psychological screening, and background investigation prior to hire. Incumbents may be subject to random drug-screening after hire, with or without advance notice.
  • Must be able to complete appropriate police training academy as required by department.
  • Must be physically fit and able to conduct patrols of campus via cruiser, bicycle, and foot; able to stand/sit for extended periods of time; work outside in wide variety of weather conditions; may be required to perform duties in potentially dangerous/hazardous situations; must perform duties with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Must attend all department meetings, complete annual in-service training and any other training required by law and/or the college.

On-call officers must work at least 24 hours monthly, with one of their three mandated shifts to include a Friday or Saturday shift from either a 6:00 pm to 2:00 am, 8:00 pm to 4:00 am, or 11:00 pm to 7:00 am shift as posted, within a 30 day period. Friday and Saturday shifts will be posted at least 28 days in advance. On-call officers are also obligated to work one major holiday annually.

Merrimack college is committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community, based on the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their application previous activities or interests related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusive excellence at Merrimack College.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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