Police Officer

University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North

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Under the direction of the Director of Public Safety or designee, the Police Officer patrols assigned areas of property used, owned or occupied by the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and areas adjacent to the University/Hospital to provide a safe and secure environment for all members of the University/Hospital community by means of an alert and vigilant preventive patrol. University Police Officers deliver a wide variety of services consistent with the needs of the University, its students, staff, patients, and visitors and provide emergency coverage in various classifications.



  • Exercise police powers under M.G.L. Chap. 75 s. 32A in the detection and apprehension of law violators; investigates crimes, accidents and complaints.
  • Patrol buildings and lands of the University including hospital ensuring the protection of persons and property, being observant for criminal activity, or anything which might endanger life, health, and safety or result in theft or damage to property and reports same for the appropriate action to be taken.
  • Create and maintain a sense of safety and security within the University/Hospital and adjacent areas enhancing public interest of law enforcement and for the University by constant example of courteous and ethical service.
  • Aid and assist all persons in danger of physical harm or victims of crime, accidents or illness.
  • Assist in the maintenance of traffic control on lands of the University; enforces State motor vehicle laws, as well as University/Hospital laws, rules and regulations regarding traffic and parking.
  • Maintain order at the scene of special events, whether scheduled or unscheduled, upon the lands of the University.
  • Conduct investigations and submit necessary accurate reports as related to the enforcement of State, Local and University/hospital laws, ordinances and regulations.
  • Identify criminal offenders, apprehend when necessary, and participate in subsequent court proceedings as required.
  • Safeguard monies and securities from University/Hospital and Federal repositories to and from the bank, and furnishes escort services as required.
  • Report punctually to all assignments and responds immediately to all emergencies.
  • Assist in a courteous manner all persons seeking directions, information or assistance.
  • Secure and properly records all evidence or other property coming into their custody.
  • Ensure that all prisoners in their care and custody are safely transported and processed in accordance with Divisional Policies/Procedures
  • May provide emergency first aid upon the lands of the University/Hospital and call for professional assistance as required. Transports sick/injured persons to the hospital when necessary, or to the appropriate medical facility.
  • Demonstrate and acquire specialized law enforcement skills; may participate in various community crime prevention programs, departmental out-reach programs and serve on various University/Hospital     committees/specialized programs.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Non academy applicants must be eligible to enter and successfully complete a Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee approved full time municipal police academy
  • Ability to obtain a Class A License to carry a firearm in Massachusetts and certification in firearms proficiency within 6 months of hire
  • Massachusetts driver’s license and the ability to travel to off-site locations
  • Certification of medical physical examination and physical agility as set by the standards of the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee and successful completion of the requirements of medical examination, physical agility and psychological evaluation testing as set by the University
  • Certification in First Aid & CPR as required under M.G.L. Chap. 111 s. 201
  • Knowledge of State laws, University/Hospital and Department Rules and Regulations
  • Specialized law enforcement skills; Certification/various aspects of Law Enforcement
  • Considerable knowledge of laws of arrest, search and seizure
  • Working knowledge of police procedures and practices, fire prevention methods
  • Knowledge of criminal court procedures
  • Ability to maintain good order and acceptable personal demeanor under periods of stress, verbal and physical abuse, danger and emotional tension
  • Ability to deal effectively with all members of the University community and with the public
  • Ability to plan and supervise work of subordinates
  • Ability to maintain good order among subordinates and good personal demeanor under stress
  • Ability to give and carry out oral and written orders and instructions
  • Possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and ability to travel to off-site locations
  • Successfully complete Department Field Training Program as evidenced by ability to  learn and perform essential job requirements following training period and evaluation
Additional Information

Full time Municipal Police Academy Certification or ability to obtain a waiver from the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee for full time academy will be considered before non-academy graduate applicants


Realize Your Opportunities – A Career at UMASS Medical School

Inside Workings at UMASS Medical School

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), the Commonwealth's only public medical school, is proud of our role in serving the people of Massachusetts. Although, its the inside workings of UMMS that makes the difference.

Mission and Culture

  • We’re serious about our mission and about our people. 
  • Real World Impact - Our people get excited about our mission of real-world impact in health sciences education, research and public service.
  • International Prominence and New Opportunities - As this institution has grown to national – and international – prominence, we’ve found new opportunities to train tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and scientists,  discover causes of and cures for disease and help improve the quality of health care.
  • Deep Commitment - With our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, and our other teaching affiliates, we share a deep commitment to national distinction in patient care.
  • Valued Partnerships – UMMS partners with Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting arm of UMMS. Also, UMMS partners with MassBiologics in scientific collaborations, technology management and creating partnerships for the development of products for the benefit of patients.  These valued partnerships help us to provide services and programs to help meet our needs at UMMS and the public.
  • Proud Contributors - People at UMMS enjoy the feeling of going to work every day knowing what they do is truly important and worthwhile.
  • Complementary and Inseparable - These varied parts of our mission and culture are complementary and inseparable.                 


UMMS, the state’s first and only public academic health sciences center, educates physicians, scientists and advanced practice nurses to heal, discover, teach and care, with compassion.  UMMS is a world-class institution with opportunities to match. 

Competitive Compensation – UMMS offers salaries that are competitive with Worcester-area employers. When combined with our generous benefits, perks, and paid time off, many job seekers are surprised to find a total rewards package that matches or exceeds their current situation.

Targeted Hiring Process – At UMMS, there are actually multiple hiring processes for different segments of our workforce.  In nearly all cases, UMMS hiring process is decentralized, with qualified candidates screened and referred to an academic officer or manager with hiring authority.

24/7 Access to Employment Opportunities – iCIMS is our online job search and application system.  iCIMS is available 24/7 to provide you with a convenient and up-to-date view of the available employment opportunities across our campuses. Updates are made daily and include all faculty and non-faculty position listings from every school and department within the UMMS. When you identify a position you are interested in and qualified for, apply online. New opportunities become available frequently so it pays to check back often!


With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, UMMS may be exactly the employer you’ve been looking for.

• Superior Benefits - UMMS offers a wide range of benefits and perks that invite comparison with the best employers in the Worcester area – and with academic institutions anywhere. UMMS provides superior medical and dental coverage for you and your family, fully funded retirement plans, generous time off, a Tuition Assistance Plan – and much more.

• People Centered - UMMS is an employer, but it is also a community. Its comprehensive medical and dental benefits, retirement plans, and even paid holidays reflect an institution built around people, with a deep respect for their differences and needs.

• Commitment to Healthy Living - UMMS provides resources to help you balance work and life and encourages healthy living through great programs and discounts for fitness, physical activity, weight management, nutritional counseling and general wellness available through our health insurance plans.

• Breadth of Offerings - Above all, the breadth of UMMS offerings set the School apart and makes it an environment favored by all sorts of smart, career-savvy people.

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As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Online - To view all job opportunities and apply online, visit www.umassmed.edu/hr and click on the “Careers” tab.

Start Now and Realize Your Opportunities!

A History of Making Vital Improvements - UMASS Medical School Milestones

1962: Legislation establishes University of Massachusetts Medical School
1970: First medical students begin classes in Shaw Building
1974: First class graduates 16 MDs
1979: PhD program begins
1986: Graduate School of Nursing opens
1986: PhD program becomes Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
1994: Graduate School of Nursing initiates PhD program
1998: UMass Clinical System and Memorial Health Care merge to form UMass Memorial Health Care
2001: Lazare Research Building opens
2002: Campus Modernization begins on the University Campus
2004: Graduate Entry Pathway Program established at the Graduate School of Nursing
2005: PhD Program in Clinical & Population Health Research established at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2005: Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories opens new manufacturing and filling facility in Mattapan
2006: Craig Mello, PhD, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, is awarded the Medical School's first Nobel Prize. Dr. Mello shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Fire, PhD, of Stanford University, for their discoveries related to RNA interference.
2007: Michael F. Collins, MD, is named chancellor and Terence R. Flotte, MD, is named dean of the School of Medicine.  
2009: Groundbreaking for the Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility slated for completion in 2012.
2010: Ambulatory Care Center opens
2012: The Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility, completed and opens

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