The Department of Public and Environmental Safety exists to support the goals of the university-teaching, research, and patient care-by fostering a safe and secure environment in which members of the Tufts community can learn, work and live. Whereas safety and security is a responsibility shared by the whole community, the mission is achieved by applying leadership and our unique expertise to partnerships designed to prevent loss, reduce harm, and solve problems.
The Sergeant responds to incidents (routine and critical) in connection with university public safety related events and circumstances while providing leadership and direction to subordinates in those responses. In the absence of a superior officer, the Sergeant assumes complete charge of the department. The Sergeant requests and utilizes the proper cooperation of other law enforcement authorities as required to assist with the investigation of crimes impacting / potentially impacting the university community; provides support and direct supervision to personnel under his / her command and participates in the design and coordination of shift assignments and activities as well as patrol deployment strategies, policies, procedures and programs; trains, directs and evaluates staff using university performance management system and practices; reviews reports and incidents generated by public safety personnel for accuracy and completeness; identify trends of criminal activity and/or public safety concerns, using information to inform and implement preventive actions, strategies and tactics; assists the department in establishing and maintaining community oriented policing and problem solving (COPPS), crime prevention programs, initiatives and activities as the operating philosophy of the department; provides leadership and ensures accountability while facilitating teamwork, community engagement, building long term partnerships and, problem solving efforts using shift resources under his/her command; provides direction and ongoing feedback, mentoring and support while continually placing a strong emphasis on community engagement and prevention through partnerships and problem solving. Oversees the development of various programs or projects in specialty areas including – but not limited to – patrol operations, duty team liaison programs, and communications. The Sergeant is a member of the supervisory and management team and as such is expected to devote him/herself to promoting the fulfillment of the mission and values of the DPES among those s/he supervises and serves with.
High School Diploma / GED
Active motor vehicle operator’s license, MA Class A (large capacity) License to Carry Firearms (LTC), certified Special State Police Officer, and the ability to obtain and maintain Middlesex, Suffolk, and Worcester County Deputy Sheriffs powers; and applicable city or town special police authority as deemed necessary by the department.
Minimum of four year’s experience as a sworn officer in patrol/operations.
Thorough knowledge of law enforcement and investigative principles, practices, response procedures, methods and systems; ability to interpret and enforce laws and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of police jurisdiction, constitutional law, and criminal laws.
Baccalaureate degree in criminal justice or comparable
5 or more years of police experience
Specialized training and experience in Sexual Assault investigations, Crime Scene investigations, Field Training
Officer (FTO), CPTED, Background Investigations.
Certified and active instructor, RAD, Defensive Tactics, Firearms, CPR and First Responder.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.