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Job ID: 154552

Police Lieutenant - Station Commander, Boston Health Sciences Campus
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 24, 2021
Title Police Lieutenant - Station Commander, Boston Health Sciences Campus
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Public Safety

For Full consideration please apply on Spelman Johnson Executive Search Firm's application portal.
The recruitment process is being managed by Spelman Johnson Executive Search Firm in conjunction with Tufts University.  Application istructions and nomination process included within this job announcement.  

Founded in 1852, Tufts today is recognized as a transformative private university dedicated to educating new leaders for a changing world. Tufts’ unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty, and staff who thrive in an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. Residing on four domestic campuses in Massachusetts (Medford/Somerville, Boston Health Sciences, Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, and Grafton), in addition to an overseas campus in Talloires, France, the University serves over 11,500 students engaged in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Tufts offers more than 70 undergraduate degree programs, 30 interdisciplinary programs, as well as graduate degrees in 15 disciplines, including medical, dental, and veterinary sciences. Tufts University ranks #30 in National Universities in the 2021 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report.

This past summer, Tufts University President Anthony Monaco announced a commitment to making Tufts University an institution that combats racism in all forms, with a focus on creating a more equitable campus moving forward. As part of this campus-wide initiative, the Working Group on Campus Safety and Policing has outlined a vision for all of campus safety that is forward thinking, recognizes the values and perspectives of the entire Tufts community, and fully embraces anti-racist practices. Public Safety at Tufts will be an organization that uses restorative and transformative procedures and that values the wellbeing and safety of Black people, Indigenous people, People of Color, and historically marginalized individuals and communities.
The Position

Reporting to the Captain of Field Operations, the Lieutenant-Station Commander, Boston Health Sciences Campus, provides comprehensive leadership and oversight for the campus, including the patrol function and supervision of Patrol Sergeants, Police Officers, and Campus Security Officers in a complex health sciences environment. The Lieutenant responds to emergency and non-emergency incidents and assumes command as needed, providing leadership, guidance, direction, and resource coordination in compliance with university and Tufts University Department of Public Safety (TUDPS) policies and procedures. In the absence of an officer of higher rank, the Lieutenant assumes command of the department, keeping the command staff informed of any significant incidents or emergencies, and assumes the role of the shift supervisor in the absence of a Sergeant. The Lieutenant develops collaborative, long-term relationships with the campus and local community in order to create and guide initiatives that embody the department’s unwavering commitment to a community policing philosophy and engage in effective strategies and tactics designed to instill trust, while also offering thoughtful delivery of services, programs, and education to prevent crime and disorder.

As a member of the command staff, the Lieutenant actively contributes to the implementation of the strategic plan, providing direction and leadership to various initiatives and objectives designed to support the vision and goals within the plan, as well as providing leadership for staff assigned to other campuses in the absence of a designated leader. When necessary or requested, the Lieutenant may be assigned leadership for important projects, field operations, training, shift supervision, administrative functions, or other special projects or events. The Lieutenant guides, mentors, assesses, and evaluates the performance of their assigned personnel, ensuring all staff are in compliance with department and regulatory policies and procedures.

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