Associate Director/Police Captain - Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts

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Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Associate Director/Police Captain reports directly to the Senior Director/Chief of Police and directly oversees the day-to-day operation of the Department’s patrol division. The Captain also assists with implementation of policies and procedures concerning police operations, and is prepared to assume operational command of the Department in the absence or incapacity of the Chief or Deputy Chief.  


  • Support the Deputy Chief in administration of the Department.
  • Plan and direct field and office work of College police officers, dispatchers, and other Department staff with direct responsibility for emergency response and law enforcement services; address problems and crises calmly and efficiently.
  • Serve as liaison to senior level College official; other campus police command staff; and local, state and federal law enforcement officials.
  • Evaluate necessity, and authorize distribution of, emergency notifications to the College community of events potentially affecting campus.
  • Oversee College-wide and individual department emergency preparedness drills (g. active shooter training, crisis management team table top exercises, lock-down/shelter in place exercises).
  • Oversee Department’s intelligence acquisition and sharing efforts.
  • Monitor functioning of Department technology, including oversight of emergency notification platform testing and review and acquisition of new technology.
  • Oversee Department’s field officer training program.
  • Advise external operations on security protocols and emergency response procedures; critical incident operations command responsibility.
  • Oversee equipment and vehicle issuance, maintenance, and recovery.
  • Oversee Department records maintenance and retention.


Police officers, dispatchers, campus services officers.


May require working occasional evenings/weekends/special events and must be available for an emergency call-in basis. Valid unrestricted U.S. Driver’s License, with an insurable or satisfactory driving history.

Required Skills

  • Excellent oral, written communication and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to operate effectively in stressful and emergency situations with demonstrated experience leading in critical incident situations.
  • Demonstrated capacity to foster effective working relationships with individuals and organizations reflecting a broad range of identities, perspectives and experiences.
  • Ability to understand and assimilate to a diverse higher education population and environment.

Required Experience

  • Must be able eligible for appointment as a Massachusetts Special State Police Officer pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws c. 22, §63.
  • Municipal training and current police officer certification through completion of full municipal or state police academy.
  • Minimum 10 years police supervisory experience at the rank of lieutenant or higher.
  • Graduate of an advanced police executive development program (g. Southern Police Institute, FBI National Academy, or other equivalent program of study).
  • Must possess a Class A large capacity unrestricted license to carry firearms (Mass. Gen. Laws c. 140, §131).
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in incident command and emergency preparedness.
  • Massachusetts Firearms Identification (FID) card and special State Police Officer license required.
  • Police computer operator (LEAPS) certification will be required.
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and experience with budget management.
  • Experience managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and impartially.
  • Computer proficiency and thorough knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.).
  • Graduate of the Massachusetts State Police Academy or a full-time (22 week) municipal police academy recognized by the Municipal Police Training Committee.
  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or law enforcement (master’s degree preferred).
  • Police experience at the federal, state, municipal, or campus police level.
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment medical exam and psychological evaluation.
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment background investigation.
  • Possess valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license.

Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

Keyword Phrases

  • Associate Director/Police Captain
  • Learning lab for the music of today
  • Cultivating the musicianship of all students
  • Holistic and constantly evolving diversity
  • Campus Safety and Police
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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