Campus Police Officer I

Gardner, MA
Jun 11, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Company Description:

Since 1963, Mount Wachusett Community College has built a tradition of providing innovative undergraduate education, workforce development, personal enrichment, and community service to North Central Massachusetts and beyond. Located in Gardner, MA, with satellite campuses in Fitchburg, Leominster and Devens, MWCC now serves approximately 12,000 credit and noncredit students each year and offers over 70 associate degree and credit certificate options. An award-winning, national leader in the area of renewable energy, MWCC is also nationally recognized for its veterans' services, civic engagement and K-12 partnerships.

We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties

Incumbents of positions in this series patrol campus buildings and adjacent areas; investigate crimes or other incidents; restrain or arrest suspects when necessary; provide assistance to courts or grand juries of prosecution of cases; and perform related work as required.
The basic purpose of this work is to ensure and maintain a secure campus environment.
Campus Police Officer I is the entry-level protective service job in this series.

All shifts are assigned by shift bid based on seniority. Applicants must be willing and able to work all shifts and may be required to work weekends and holidays. Officers may be assigned to Gardner, Fitchburg, Leominster, or Devens campuses or a combination of campus locations. Campus Police officers are designated essential employees and must report as required during inclement weather and other emergencies whether or not the college is closed.
Shift and days off are subject to shift bid. Shifts and days off may be changed as needed with 14 day written notice; less if an emergency. Training will take place on all shifts including weekends and Holidays.
Shift differential applies to second and third shifts. Weekend differential applies to weekend shifts.
Candidates that successfully complete all training requirements and upon successfully obtaining an SSPO license may be eligible for upgrade to the next pay grade.


1.    Patrols assigned campus buildings and adjacent areas on foot or in a patrol vehicle to ensure the security of buildings and grounds at institutions of higher education or at mental health, mental retardation or public health facilities.
2.    Guards against trespass, theft, damage to property or injury to individuals by screening visitors; inspecting rooms, packages and vehicles for explosives, firearms and other contraband; controlling crowds; providing personal protection to individuals as required; conducting surveillance of high-crime areas; searching for missing goods and persons; investigating complaints and reports of suspicious activity; mediating disputes; and inspecting buildings, grounds, fire lanes and emergency exits for compliance with safety standards to ensure campus security.
3.    Exercises police powers by making arrests, searching prisoners, patients or clients, restraining violent persons, transporting persons under restraints and advising suspects of their constitutional rights to prosecute violators and to prevent further violations of law.
4.    Investigating crimes, explosions and suspicious fires by interviewing witnesses, victims and others; preserves crime scenes and fires sites for examination by experts; and collects physical evidence to aid in locating and apprehending suspects and in preparing cases for prosecution.
5.    Investigates traffic accidents on campus by operating breathalyzers and other chemical detection devices to determine liability and by measuring skid marks to determine vehicle speed at the time accidents occurred.
6.    Assists the courts or grand juries by serving summonses, warrants and capiases; presenting evidence; testifying as witness; reporting case developments; and arranging for appearance of witnesses to provide information necessary for the prosecution of cases.
7.    Enforces campus traffic and safety regulations by directing traffic; assisting operators of disabled motor vehicles; assisting pedestrians in crossing streets; writing traffic tickets; inspecting licenses, permits and registrations for validity; and arranging for snow removal or sanding to ensure the orderly flow of traffic and prevent accidents.
8.    Operates such equipment as two-way radios, teletypes, facsimile transmitters or receivers, base stations, public address system, emergency medical equipment, office machines, firearms and riot control equipment.
9.    Perform related duties such as cooperating and sharing information with other agencies; notifying designated personnel of emergencies; writing reports such as activity reports, daily logs, investigative reports and stolen vehicle recovery reports; maintaining records on lost-and-found items, criminal records and files on known criminals; assisting in the evacuation of residents in fire drills; assisting in fire fighting operations; administering first aid to injured persons; and raising and lowering flags.



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  • Appointee must be eligible for appointment and continued re-appointment as a special state police officer under Chapter 22c, Section 63 of the Massachusetts General Laws, undergoing an extensive background investigation, CORI, and SORI check.
  • Must clear fingerprint background check for DCJIS Access.
  • Applicant must undergo and successfully pass an entry level drug screen and police entry level psychological exam.


  • Applicant must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Appointee must be eligible for appointment and continued re-appointment as a special state police officer under Chapter 22c, Section 63 of the Massachusetts General Laws, undergoing an extensive background investigation, CORI, SORI check, and DCJIS Certification.
  • Applicant must qualify for, obtain, and maintain a valid License to Carry Firearms Class A with the city or town of residency prior to carrying a firearm. Must be 21 years of age to obtain a LTC which is required.
  • Applicant must complete all training requirements and maintain all certifications as determined by the Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Police Training Council and the college; including but not limited to: baton, OC pepper spray, defensive tactics, firearms training, certification and qualification, and all other minimum training requirements.
  • All special state police officers, regardless of initial appointment date, shall successfully complete an annual program of in-service training approved by the Colonel.
  • Applicant must successfully pass a First Responder/CPR course and maintain certification.
  • Applicants for appointment to the position of special state police officer shall successfully complete a recruit training instruction program as approved by the Colonel.
  • Applicants must have the ability to pass the Massachusetts State Police Academy medical examination, pre-screening (which includes physical endurance testing) and successfully complete the Special State Police Recruit Academy as prescribed under MGL chapter 22c, section 63. Failure to meet the entrance requirements or to successfully complete the course of training including continuing to qualify or maintain certifications shall result in dismissal or, for lateral appointment within the bargaining unit, or return to previously held position in accordance with the AFSCME Agreement. Candidates must understand that there is a contractual commitment following academy training. The full time academy may be waived for highly qualified candidates who meet the requirements for a permanent exemption from the full-time academy as determined by the Colonel of the Massachusetts State Police. The state police have final and definite approval authority for all exemptions.
  • Under MGL any person convicted of a felony shall not be appointed as a special state police officer.

Additional Information:

Salary: $41,830.36- $58,783.92  (An appointment made from outside the bargaining unit must be made at step one of the salary range.)
Grade: 15
Employee Status: Full Time
Benefits: Yes
Hours per Week: 40
Number of Weeks: 52

Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:


If selected for 1st interview, you will be required to bring in three (3) letters of reference attesting to ability and character to be appointed as a Special State Police Officer.

The following documents are required:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

Deadline Date:  6/25/18

Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).


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