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Campus Police Officer
Institution:
Berklee College of Music

Location:
Boston, MA

Category:
Admin - Police and Public Safety

Posted:
03/05/2021

Type:
Full-Time

Job Description:

Berklee College is the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs at its campuses in Boston, Massachusetts and Valencia, Spain, and through its award-winning distance learning program, Berklee Online. Dedicated to nurturing the creative and career potential of the world's most inspired artists, Berklee's commitment to arts education is reflected in the work of its students, faculty, and alumni-hundreds of whom have been recognized with Grammy, Tony, Oscar, and Emmy awards. With students and alumni from more than 100 nations and educational partners across the world, we are forging new connections among art forms, musical traditions, and technologies to build a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative global arts community. We're also quite good at tooting our own horn, and in the right key, by the way!

The Berklee Public Safety Department is a full-service police agency that serves the Berklee Community and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All officers are sworn Special State Police Officers and deputized in Suffolk County. Safety and security are a responsibility shared by the entire community, our mission is to enhance the safety and quality of life at the Berklee College of Music by working in partnership with the community to promote public safety and crime prevention through education and enforcement, to maintain public order while preserving the legal rights of all individuals, to provide effective, efficient and courteous service and to reduce the impact of crime. To fulfill this mission, the department fosters a culture of prevention through an organizational commitment to the philosophy of community-oriented policing and problems solving, (COPPS). The core of the COPPS philosophy is, building long term meaningful partnerships with community stakeholders and working collaboratively with them to identify and address problems and their root causes in a joint effort to reduce or prevent crime, disorder, fear of crime, and to improve the quality of life.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Possess High school diploma / GED
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age at time of application.
  • Active Motor Vehicle Operator's License
Education/Training:

The applicant must also have the following at time of application:

  • Active Massachusetts License to Carry a Firearm (M.G.L.c.140, section 131) (Without restriction).
  • Municipal Police Academy, Massachusetts State Police Academy or a Special State Police Officer Academy completion certificate
  • Reserve/Intermittent Academy AND one of the following:
    • Auxiliary/seasonal officer with Massachusetts Municipal PD for 2 years or more; OR
    • Graduate from an accredited University/College with Associates Degree or higher in Criminal Justice.
Preferred:

  • Active certification in CPR/First Aid/AED.
  • Campus law enforcement experience.
  • Knowledge of the ARMS reporting system.
  • Knowledge of police procedures and practices, the laws of arrest and criminal procedures.
  • Strong ability to understand the dynamics and culture of an institution of higher learning.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Protect life and property. Working as a member of a team, and in problem solving partnerships with the community, actively seeks to identify safety and security related problems and concerns and take the necessary steps to resolve those problems or concerns efficiently and effectively.

2. Respond safely and rapidly to emergency calls for police service such as reports of crimes in progress; suspected criminal activity; medical emergencies; environmental emergencies; fires, fire alarms; motion and intrusion alarms; and accidents, etc. Render aid and assistance to victims, advising them of available services, and making the appropriate referrals to available resources. Conduct thorough initial investigations of incidents and follow up investigations as assigned. Assist Massachusetts State Police, Boston Police, Boston Fire; Boston EMS; and other public safety services as requested and/or required.

3. In accordance with law, best practices and well as established policies and procedures, properly responding to and reporting incidents that are in violation of law, including arresting violators, seeking criminal summonses, testifying in a court of law and other duties associated with the criminal justice system or college rules and regulations.

4. Prevent criminal activity in and around Berklee College through highly visible, omnipresent police patrols. Attend community events and speak to students, faculty and/or staff regarding strategies and tactics to stay safe.

5. Using data to inform preventative patrol tactics and problem-solving strategies.

6. Performing traffic direction, parking enforcement, and crowd control duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of police practices and investigative procedures of a comprehensive campus law enforcement program.
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Effectively use and qualify with law enforcement tools and weapons including firearms, batons, defensive tactics, and other safety equipment.
  • Operate specialized law enforcement equipment including specialized police vehicles, radios, and video systems.
  • Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.
  • Act quickly and calmly in emergencies; displays willingness to make decisions; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; balances team and individual responsibilities.
  • Interpret, apply, and make decisions in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; and responds well to questions.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and furthering a welcoming work environment.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, ETC. (Responsible for on-call, 24 HR. coverage, etc.):

Require working 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.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

DISCLAIMER:

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.

Berklee 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.

Employee Type:

Staff
APPLICATION INFORMATION
Contact:
Office of Human Resources
Berklee College of Music

Online App. Form:
https://berklee.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/BerkleeCareers/job/Berklee-College-of-Music
 
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