Police Officer

Sep 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Emerson College

Police Officer

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

Campus Location: Boston Campus

Required Knowledge:
•Possess and demonstrate ethical behavior, integrity and ability to accept responsibility for completing assigned duties;
•Ability to utilize judgment to make good decisions and engage in problem solving;
•Ability to multi-task, be resourceful and show initiative;
•Ability to work in dangerous and stressful situations;
•Possess analytical skill in interpreting and applying laws, regulations and policies to factual situations;
•Strong commitment to service and the ability to establish effective working relationships with all members of a culturally diverse institution
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
•Possess excellent organization abilities and be a highly motivated, adaptable, team player;
•Associate’s Degree from an accredited college, Bachelor’s Degree preferred •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 various fitness for duty assessments; including a comprehensive background investigation, a psychological evaluation, and a medical examination.
Must meet the 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.”

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge:
Physical Requirements: •Physical demands are those in excess for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for extended periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push, pull, 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 upper-most 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 and communicate using a variety of machines and equipment including baton, automobile, office equipment, radio, telephone, etc. •Work includes considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as severe weather/ temperatures and loud noises •Work environment involves moderate exposure 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 all shifts, including weekends, holidays, and overtime shifts as required - overtime is required

Required Prior Work Experience:
Training in a Municipal or State Police academy or Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and 242 hours training at a Reserve Intermittent Academy

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.

Open Date: 09/19/2017

Classification Title: Intermdiate IC

Salary Grade: 15

Job Family: Individual Contributor

Job Duties:
  • Responding to calls for assistance from the community
  • Conducting patrol activity on foot, by car and bicycle
  • Conducting preliminary investigations, gathering evidence, taking statements in compliance with relevant statutory and constitutional legal requirements
  • Identifying and/or apprehending crime suspects, making arrests as necessary
  • Cooperating with other police agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses related to campus incidents
  • Diffusing potentially volatile situations with due regard for the safety of all involved
  • Completing both mandated (e.g. CPR, Defensive Tactics, etc.) and specialized (e.g. emergency management, investigative techniques, crime analysis, etc.) training assignments
  • Working in partnership with campus stakeholders, liaising with community groups and individuals
  • Entering and retrieving data from a variety of computer software programs
  • Participating in campus safety and welfare programs such as RAD courses, threat assessment teams, sexual assault response teams, Resident Assistant and Resident Director training
  • Assisting Director/Chief in establishing procedures by making recommendations regarding changes or improvements in Department operations, represent the Department at meetings as required

    To apply, please visit: www.emerson.edu


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