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Campus Security Officer - Public Safety, Boston
Tufts University

Date Posted Jun. 15, 2020
Title Campus Security Officer - Public Safety, Boston
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Public Safety

There are multiple openings for this position.The department 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 entire community, the mission is best achieved by applying leadership and our unique expertise to partnerships designed to prevent loss, reduce harm, and solve problems. To fulfill this mission, the department fosters a culture of prevention through an organizational commitment to the philosophy and principles of community oriented policing and problem solving (COPPS). The core of the COPPS philosophy is, building long term meaning, meaningful partnerships with community stakeholders, and working collaboratively with them to identify and address problems and their root problems in a joint effort to reduce or prevent crime, disorder, fear of crime, and improve the quality of life.Under the supervision of the duty supervisor, the Campus Security Officer (CSO) performs various preventative safety, security, and service related functions, including: access control, building checks, personal safety escorts, unlocks, parking enforcement, other customer service related duties, and other duties as assigned.CSO’s actively contribute to the DPES mission to provide a safe and secure environment while performing various preventative safety and security services to the community. The CSO, as a clearly identifiable university official, also performs a myriad of customer service functions as the general public often seeks them out for general assistance, sometimes unrelated to the public safety function.CSO’s make important contributions to the department’s commitment to the philosophy of prevention throughCommunity Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) by:Providing exceptional customer service, thereby creating a positive image for the departmentEnhancing safety and security through vigilance and the delivery of professional security servicesProactively identifying and communicating potential safety and security issues, such as lighting issues, faulty locks, missing public safety signage, hazardous weather related conditions, etc.

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