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University Police Detective (Part-Time Contractor)

Framingham State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 8, 2024

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Company Description:

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 for a singular purpose - meeting a public need to promote the public good. At our founding as the nation's first public normal school, that need was for comprehensively educated public school teachers who would, in turn, promote an educated citizenry. FSU continues to offer exceptional teacher education programs and, while we are proud of our roots as a teachers' college, we have grown far beyond them. Public need continues to evolve and FSU right along with it. Our students and alumni are making waves in the fashion industry, designing nutrition plans for professional athletes, writing for major media and news organizations, and working for Fortune 500 companies right here in Framingham. FSU is unapologetically a public institution offering accessible, affordable educational opportunities that integrate an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our programs have expanded but our purpose and commitment to public education for the public good remain steadfast.

At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence and strive to promote a culture of antiracism, encouraging a challenging yet collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We are honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.

FSU currently enrolls about 3,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and professional students, offers 39 undergraduate majors, and enrolls 41% BIPOC students in our undergraduate programs. Ideally situated between Boston and Worcester, FSU and the surrounding area are steeped in history, achievement, and innovation and provide access to urban hotspots, verdant landscapes, natural and cultural amenities, and diverse communities.

Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and truth moral." Early leaders found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH aptly reflects our past and our pledge for the future as it continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.

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Job Description:


  • Investigating Criminal Investigations, Internal Investigations, Violations of University Policies, and case follow up investigations. Reviews completed backgrounds for the university police department candidates, checking for inconsistencies, falsifications, and minimum requirements to ensure accuracies. Work with the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee to coordinate mandated department in-service training, as well as identify and coordinate the training needs of the department beyond the scope of mandated in-service training.
  • Completing case follow ups requiring interviews, interrogations of sensitive incidents. Assisting Sergeants with daily duties and special assignments,
  • Reviewing all reports and supplementary follow up reports submitted by police personnel to assure they are accurate, complete and meet departmental standards.
  • Maintaining communications between Police officers, Sergeants and the Administration.
  • Provides investigative training opportunities for the department as well as the University community.
  • Investigating major criminal and other daily incidents that require multiple officers with immediate coordination of departmental staff and resources and assumes responsibility for investigation.
  • Participating in the collection, recording, analysis and storage of evidence from major crimes.
  • Assume the role as a court officer/liaison appearing in court and administrative hearings to testify and present evidence.
  • Assist university hearing boards with the preparation and presentation of cases.
  • Conducting Internal Investigations of Police Personnel under the direction of Chief or Deputy Chief.
  • Preparing accurate and correct periodic briefings.
  • Make decisions regarding investigations, what actions that should be taken, assessing circumstances, determining approaches, research conflicting data, prepare and execute legal processes and documents.
  • Receiving and responding to citizen and officer inquiries about the operation of Criminal Investigations.
  • Coordinates investigations dealing with search warrants and the execution of those warrants.
  • Coordinate and schedule in-service and specialized training programs. Survey the department agency to identify training needs. Will develop, deliver, record, and archive training records and program courses. Deliver crisis presentations to the University community.
  • Assist in recommending and maintaining equipment, supplies, and materials within the required MPTC in-service training. Responsible for professional development and maintaining professional competence. Assisting in the registration of courses and attendees. Maintain accurate and timely training records for the department to submit reports to the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee.
  • Conducts employee background investigations for the University Police. Conducts threat assessment background investigations.
  • Maintaining and overseeing the audio/visual equipment for recording interrogations of suspects and/or arrestees. Assisting officers burn and prepare CD's for prosecution.
  • Maintains professional coordinate working relationships with District Attorney's Office, Framingham Police, Massachusetts State Police, Framingham Fire Department, Title IX Coordinator, etc.
  • University Police Detective ? Training Coordinator may be assigned on a rotating basis to one of the three shifts. Shifts may include weekends and nights.
  • Detective Training Coordinator will be appointed as a Police Officer under Chapter 15A, Section 22, Chapter 73, Section 18 without additional training.
  • Detective Training Coordinator will interact frequently with students, faculty, staff and visitors. Will be required to carry a university issued firearm while on duty.
  • Perform all essential and primary functions as required by the Chief or Deputy Chief of Police related to patrol, investigative services, and department trainings.




Chief, Deputy Chief, On duty Sergeant


Job Requirements

  • Strong Interpersonal skills.
  • 3 years full time police experience.
  • Knowledge of police procedures and practices, the law of arrest and criminal procedures.
  • Graduates of the MSP SSPO Academy, Municipal Police Training Committee Recruit Officer Course Police Academy, or equivalent training, determined by the Chief of Police & MPTC.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to prepare written reports.
  • Candidates must be eligible for appointment as a Police Officer under Chapter 15A, Section 22, Chapter 73, without additional training;
  • Annual in-service trainings will be required.
  • The selected candidate may also be required successfully complete Specialized training in Sexual Assault Investigation, Title IX investigations, Hate Crime Investigation
  • Detectives must maintain their appointment as a Police Officer. Appointments not maintained will be subject to dismissal from employment. A failure to maintain a license to carry a firearm and a valid driver's license will subject officers to dismissal.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time non-benefited, contract position, not to exceed 18 hours per week. The scheduled hours are flexible rotating to meet the needs of the community. The pay rate is $30.00 per hour.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter,
  • Resume/CV,
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement*
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references (references are not contacted automatically upon submission of application).

*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.

For best consideration, please submit application materials by January 21, 2024. The review of applications may continue beyond that date and until the position is filled, at the discretion of the search committee.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or


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