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Job ID: 104894

Police Officer
Simmons College

Date Posted Mar. 21, 2018
Title Police Officer
University Simmons College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately

  • Mar. 21, 2018
  • Police Officer
  • Simmons College
    Boston, MA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Safety
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Simmons College Police Officers work in a team based environment to support the Simmons College Public Safety Department and the Simmons College community by providing Public Safety and Law Enforcement services with dignity and respect. Police Officers will assist in providing a safe and secure community with the highest degrees of ethics and integrity.

Police Officers will protect the lives of the Simmons College community as well as safeguard the property of Simmons College. Police Officers will enforce the regulations of Simmons College and the Massachusetts General Laws.

Essential Functions:
1. Protect life and property. Working as a member of a team, and in problem solving partnerships with the community, actively seeks to identify safety and security related problems and concerns and take the necessary steps to resolve those problems or concerns efficiently and effectively.

2. Respond safely and rapidly to emergency calls for police service such as reports of crimes in progress; suspected criminal activity; medical emergencies; environmental emergencies; fires, fire alarms; motion and intrusion alarms; and accidents, etc. Render aid as required. Conduct thorough initial investigations of incidents and follow up investigations as assigned. Assist Massachusetts State Police, Boston Police, Transit Police; COF Police and Public Safety service providers; Boston Fire; Boston EMS; and other public safety service as requested and/or required.

3. Enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and applicable Simmons College regulations. Arrest criminal offenders when necessary and participate effectively in the subsequent court preparation and prosecution proceedings. Refer student offenders for internal disciplinary action to Student Life, Judicial Affairs, etc., and participate effectively in the College's internal disciplinary process. Assists members of the Community and in the civil and criminal court process. Assist in training of newly hired Police Officers and Public Safety Officers.

4. Prevent criminal activity in and around the College through highly visible, omnipresent police patrols. Provide and/or participate in crime prevention briefings to the community. Attend community events and speak to students, faculty and/or staff regarding strategies and tactics to stay safe.

5. Operate department communication equipment; answer telephone inquiries; receive and document reports of criminal activity; dispatch foot and mobile units; operate paging system; monitor alarm and CCTV systems.

6. Perform safety and security inspections of all campus facilities, grounds and equipment, on foot, bicycle, or motor vehicle. Assist with parking enforcement and the monitoring of parking resources.

7. The Chief of Police and/or their designee may assign other duties of Department operation and function as needed to best suit the Department and College needs.

Position Requirements:
Applicant must be at least 21 years of age at time of application.
The applicant must also have the following at time of application:
Active Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License;
Active Massachusetts License to Carry a Firearm;
Hold an Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from an accredited College or University;
Successfully completed a Massachusetts Police Training Committee (formerly Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council) Basic Reserve/Intermittent Academy, Basic Police Officer Recruit Academy, Massachusetts Special State Police Academy or equivalent.

Campus Law Enforcement Experience
Active certification in CPR/First Aid/AED
Proficiency in Microsoft Office

The Simmons College Public Safety Department is a 24 hour, 7 days a week operating Department. Officers may be assigned to any of the duty shifts following a four days on two days off rotating schedule. This position is also subject to mandatory overtime under certain circumstances. Holiday and weekend work is required.

The Simmons College Public Safety Department is considered an essential function to Simmons College. This position would require the incumbent to respond during emergency conditions and as such, all Officers may be called back for assignment.

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter in the Resume/CV section of your application.

As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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