Patrol Officer (FT)

Jun 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Patrol Officer (FT)

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members-students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. The College seeks others who support their values of diversity and inclusiveness.

Job Description:

Perform a variety of duties to provide protection to the college community members and property, enforce all Local, State, and Federal laws, rules and regulations as well as perform other related duties following standard practices and procedures. Must be able to work as a team member to incorporate community policing in a customer service atmosphere within the college campus college community. Must be able to communicate professionally and effectively to promote cooperation from members of the community.

This position is part of the bargaining unit represented by the Holy Cross Public Safety Association.


  • Physical demands are those in excess of 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 firearm, 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 physical assault
  • Must be able to wear the required uniform and equipment
  • Must be able to work all shifts, including weekends, holidays, and overtime shifts as required - overtime is required


Previous experience in law enforcement, preferably in a college or university environment. Applicants must be immediately eligible for Special State Police Officer appointment by the Massachusetts State Police. Any candidates minimally eligible for SSPO powers and who are offered a full time position must successfully complete a full SSPO Academy at the first opportunity to maintain continued employment. All officers must maintain a valid SSPO warrant status to maintain continued employment. Must possess a valid Class D driver's license and be able to obtain certification in basic first aid and CPR. In addition, must possess the ability to obtain a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms - Class A Large Capacity permit in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 140, Section 131.

Successful completion of various fitness for duty assessments; including a comprehensive background investigation, a physical exam, as well as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2, Rotter Sentence Completion and Beck Depression Inventory tests. Must pass 5-panel drug screening.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, Non-Exempt position.

HOURS: Varied Shifts (40hrs/52wks)

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace. A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA) and the Boston Consortium for Higher Education.

Application Instructions:

Please attach resume and cover letter.

In your cover letter, please reflect on how you might contribute to the College's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to its mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see

Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.

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