Campus Police Officer I 16-X16 - Worcester State University in Worcester Massachusetts

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Worcester State University

Worcester, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

**All higher education Classification Specifications shall be available at the Dept.of Higher Education website: **

General Statement of Duties: Patrol campus buildings, grounds, and adjacent areas of a state educational institution and enforce state laws as well as the rules and regulations of the institution.

Supervision Received: The Chief and Interim Captain, Executive Officer of University Police

Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Patrol buildings, grounds and adjacent areas of a state educational institution by foot or patrol vehicle.
2. Enforce state laws as well as the rules and regulations of the institution; restrain or arrest suspects when necessary.
3. Investigate incidents/crimes and handle appropriately including related paperwork.
4. Provide assistance to courts or grand juries in the prosecution of cases.
5. Enforce campus traffic and safety regulations.
6. Perform related work as required and assigned by supervisor.


1. At least one year appropriate experience. Preference will be given to academy graduates.
2. Ability to successfully pass the Massachusetts State Police Academy medical examination, pre-screening (which includes physical endurance testing) and successfully complete the Special State Police Recruit Academy as prescribed under the MGL chapter 22C sec. 63. Failure to meet the entrance requirements or to successfully complete the course of training shall result in dismissal or, for lateral appointment within the bargaining unit, return to previously held position in accordance with the AFSCME Agreement.
3. Candidates must understand that there is an 18-month contractual commitment following Academy Training.
4. Ability to complete firearms training, License to Carry a firearm and certification per State and college requirements.
5. Possess a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 motor vehicle operator’s license.
6. Knowledge of the principles & correct usage of the English language, including grammar/punctuation/spelling.
7. Ability to prepare written reports of investigations, maintain accurate records and analyze data.
8. Ability to follow and provide effective oral and written instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
9. Ability to exercise sound judgments; maintain calm manner in stressful situations; make decisions and act quickly in emergency/dangerous situations, and maintain confidential information.
10. Working knowledge of police procedures and practices and fire prevention methods; ability to recognize fire hazards.
11. Working knowledge of the law of arrest and criminal procedure in lower courts.
12. Ability to pass a drug and/or alcohol test.
13. Working knowledge of the rules and regulations pertaining in general to the buildings and grounds of a state educational institution and the ability to apply and explain the policies and procedures to others.
14. Ability to maintain student discipline.
15. Ability to walk alone for long periods of time both indoors and out under varying climate conditions.
16. Ability to apprehend prowlers or others who break the law.
17. Ability to work harmoniously with college staff, students and the public.
18. Ability to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
19. Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI check).
20. Must be able to successfully complete a psychological exam related to Law Enforcement Field.

Note: Candidate recommended for employment will be required to take a pre-employment physical.

About Worcester State University

Worcester State University is a public institution of higher learning set on 58 acres in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts. We are dedicated to preparing students for personal success, rewarding careers, and effective citizenship in the 21st century. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, teacher education, biomedical sciences, business, and the health professions.

Additional Information

Supervision Received: The Chief and Interim Captain, Executive Officer of University Police

*Salary: $ $775.46 (1)
*Supervisor:  The Chief and Interim Captain, Executive Officer of University Police
*Area of Assignment: Campus Police
*Days Off: TBD
*Shift: TBD

*Supervisor, area of assignment, shift and days off are currently applicable to this position; however, these specifications are descriptive and not restrictive and are subject to change by the administration.

Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

If interested, apply via Institution Website button (to the right of the description) which will take you to the posting on Worcester State's website. Detailed instructions are listed there.

Keyword Phrases

  • University Police
  • Campus Police Officer I 16-X16
  • Intellectual Growth
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Residential Environment
  • Campus Safety and Police
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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