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Police Officer

Employment Opportunity

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Job Detail

Campus Location Boston Campus
Working Title 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

Primary Duties, Responsibilites, and Tasks
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)

•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, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)

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

Special Instructions to Applicants
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.

Annual Clery Report

In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number FY11/120703STFF
Open Date
Close Date


Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Emerson College typically hires qualified candidates between the minimum and 25th percentile of the grade range. Emerson College also offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Benefits Package

Information on Emerson College’s benefits package can be found here.

Classification Title Intermdiate IC
Salary Grade 15
Job Family Individual Contributor

Job Duties

Individual Work Activities

Responding to calls for assistance from the community

Individual Work Activities

Conducting patrol activity on foot, by car and bicycle

Individual Work Activities

Conducting preliminary investigations, gathering evidence, taking statements in compliance with relevant statutory and constitutional legal requirements

Individual Work Activities

Identifying and/or apprehending crime suspects, making arrests as necessary

Individual Work Activities

Cooperating with other police agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses related to campus incidents1

Individual Work Activities

Diffusing potentially volatile situations with due regard for the safety of all involved

Individual Work Activities

Completing both mandated (e.g. CPR, Defensive Tactics, etc.) and specialized (e.g. emergency management, investigative techniques, crime analysis, etc.) training assignments

Individual Work Activities

Working in partnership with campus stakeholders, liaising with community groups and individuals

Individual Work Activities

Entering and retrieving data from a variety of computer software programs

Individual Work Activities

Participating in campus safety and welfare programs such as RAD courses, threat assessment teams, sexual assault response teams, Resident Assistant and Resident Director training

Individual Work Activities

Assisting Director/Chief in establishing procedures by making recommendations regarding changes or improvements in Department operations, represent the Department at meetings as required

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume or CV
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
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