Police Officer I
Summary of the Position
To provide law enforcement, security and related public safety services for both the protection of University-owned property and the members of the Bentley community in fulfillment of the department's mission to provide a comprehensive program of services to help ensure the campus remains a safe and pleasant place in which to live, study and work.
Patrol University buildings and grounds to deter crime, prevent theft, trespass, vandalism, or violations of the General Laws of Massachusetts in accordance with Chapter 22C section 63. Respond to, investigate and properly document general and emergency calls for service and violations of University regulations, and/or General Laws. Make arrests and/or refer incidents to Student Affairs for disciplinary action, when appropriate; investigate accidents; provide direction and information to the general public; promote good police-community relations through scheduled activities and routine interaction with the University community. Provide transportation services including on campus personal safety escorts, non-emergency medical transports to area medical facilities and other transportation duties as assigned. Testify in court, University judicial hearings and any other process as deemed necessary . Investigate crimes and other incidents in conjunction with department detectives, as assigned. department Perform any other duties as assigned, which are necessary to enhance public safety on campus and protect the lives, safety and property of the students, faculty, staff and guests of the University
Minimum Qualifications(Education and Experience Requirements)
Minimum of an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice AND a successful completion of a part-time reserve academy OR successful completion of a full-time police recruit training program.
Candidates with an existing academy training certificate accepted for MGL Chapter 22C section 63 certification preferred. Possession and retention of authority as a special police officer in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 22C section 63. Candidates will be required to attend SSPO academy unless they possess a municipal academy certificate. Possession and retention of a valid license to carry a firearm (large capacity) in accordance with MGL Ch. 140 sec. 131. Strong human relations skills and ability to work under stressful situations. Demonstrate ability to analyze emergency situations and develop effective courses of action to handle same.
Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver's license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley's insurance carrier
Officers are required to be able to perform physical activity while on duty. Officers walk, run, patrol in vehicles and on bicycles. They are required to reach, lift, and stand on their feet for long periods of time. Officers are trained in the use of defensive tactics, including hand control techniques, striking implements and chemical sprays and must be physically fit enough to safely and effectively employ such techniques should the need arise. Officers may be required to place themselves in dangerous situations where there may be a possibility of death or serious bodily injury. Officers are required to work irregular shifts and hours due to the 24-hour nature of police work.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Please Note the Following:
Internal candidates within the police department must have completed a minimum of one year in their current position.
Work Schedule: 4 X 2 rotating; shifts include 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; 11:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.; occasional 7:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
This position within University Police is a union position. Per the union agreement, those who are hired with an academy receive $24.00/hour; those who are hired without an academy receive $22.00/hour.
Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
We strive to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Do you possess a minimum of an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice AND a successful completion of a part-time reserve academy OR successful completion of a full-time police recruit training program?
- Are you prohibited from obtaining a valid license to carry a firearm?
- How many surchargeable motor vehicle accidents have you been involved with in the last three years?
(Open Ended Question)
- How many surchargeable motor vehicle citations have you received in the last three years?
(Open Ended Question)
- Do you have similar work experience as a police officer?
(Open Ended Question)
Documents Needed To Apply
- Cover Letter
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.