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Boston College Police Officer

Discussion in 'Massachusetts Employment' started by bdan585, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. bdan585

    bdan585 MassCops Member

    Boston College Introduction

    Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,377 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 37 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

    Job Description

    Duties and responsibilities include police and security work under the direction of a Sergeant or higher ranking officer. In addition to the traditional role of a police department, the Boston College Police Department carries out a variety of proactive educational, outreach and crime prevention programs. We deliver professional and high-quality services with sensitivity to the unique concerns of the University community.

    As part of a service-oriented department, patrol officer's responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    Patrolling the campuses and other assigned areas owned or controlled by Boston College on foot, and/or by various police vehicles and police dispatching;

    Ensuring compliance with University rules and regulations as well as the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to protect life and property;

    Providing crime prevention information, developing partnerships with the community and serving as a proactive resource to the community;

    Providing building security including locking doors;

    Investigating and preparing preliminary investigation reports;

    Enforcing parking and traffic rules and regulating pedestrian movement and behavior;

    Providing first aid treatment and emergency medical transport to the college community as needed;

    Exercising police powers by making arrests and assisting in the prosecution of criminal offenses.

    Officers may work as part of a public safety detail for University and athletic events including events involving work with other law enforcement agencies. Police Officers may also receive training and/or be delegated responsibility for additional work assignments that include Bicycle or Motorcycle Patrol, Investigations, Field Training Officer, Force Options/Defensive Tactics Instructors, Range Instructors, Background Investigator, Training Unit Instructor, Accreditation, and Crime Prevention Officer.

    Must have the ability to maintain composure and perform under stressful conditions and to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

    Must be able to work all schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays.

    Application Deadline: November 26, 2020


    Associates Degree preferably in Criminal Justice or a related field

    US Citizenship

    High School Diploma or GED equivalent

    Valid Massachusetts Drivers License

    Ability to obtain Massachusetts Class 'A' Firearms Permit

    One or two years related professional experience

    Strong interpersonal and communication skill

    Must pass background investigation, medical examination, and psychological screening

    Must meet Municipal Training Committee fitness standard

    Must successfully graduate or have graduated (preferred) from a Municipal Police Training Committee approved full time recruit academy or

    Massachusetts Special State Police Officers Academy or equivalent academy training accepted by the Executive Director of Public Safety

    Successful completion of a twelve (12) month probationary period

    EMT Certification preferred

    No person who has been convicted of a felony or of an offense involving Chapter 94C or 209A of the Massachusetts General Laws, or similar violations in other areas, will be considered for police employment.

    Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

    The hiring department will contact only applicants selected for interview.

    Closing Statement

    Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

    • Tuition remission for Employees
    • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
    • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Low-Cost Life Insurance
    • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
    • Paid Holidays Annually
    • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
    • Additional benefits can be found on Home - Employee Handbook - Boston College
    Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

    Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at Home - OID - Boston College.

    Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at Notice of Nondiscrimination - OID - Boston College.
  2. bdan585

    bdan585 MassCops Member

    $36 and change an hour walking in!
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  3. bdan585

    bdan585 MassCops Member

    Shocked at such little interest at that high of pay and a great job...crazy times!
  4. samadam78

    samadam78 MassCops Member

    Interviewed there once. Ridiculously hard interview process at the time.
  5. WMA7787

    WMA7787 MassCops Member

    Did they fill the spot? Probably little interest because there’s no chapter 90 :rolleyes:
  6. keepingitquiet

    keepingitquiet MassCops Member

    Pretty sure there was plenty of interest. I know they had several days of interviews for this posting.
  7. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    I hear you can do Chap 11 though...
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  8. bdan585

    bdan585 MassCops Member

    Great to hear, hope some good people get the job
  9. Roy Fehler

    Roy Fehler MassCops Member

    Pay is great, the job not so much. I know a couple of people who were there, and they couldn’t wait to get out. You’re treated like a security guard by the school and the students, while arrests are VERY much frowned upon.
  10. Mitpo62

    Mitpo62 Subscribing Member

    The date on this post is November 2020. Is it still valid ??
  11. PG1911

    PG1911 Back Out in the Sticks

    Therein lies the problem: Pay isn't everything. There's been a lot of studies and surveys that have consistently shown that a work environment is actually more important to most workers than pay, to a point where people are often willing to take pay cuts (within reason) to work in happier jobs. I've worked in too many environments, especially law enforcement, where the marching orders were for us to produce the results of doing our job while being forbidden from doing it. As well as those jobs paid, the stress was too much.
  12. keepingitquiet

    keepingitquiet MassCops Member

    It was a pretty weird posting — up for less than a week, closing on Thanksgiving day. Apparently they were confident they’d get the right applicants quickly.
  13. Roy Fehler

    Roy Fehler MassCops Member


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  14. Sgt Jack

    Sgt Jack Subscribing Member

    1000% This right here! I have this problem right now. Been at my current job 3 1/2 years and there hasn't been a week that I haven't wanted to quit. Pays great but everything else blows. My bosses keep giving the "Hang in there it's going to get better" speech. Depending on what our interim Chief does it might but I'm not holding my breath. After 17 years of doing this I'm beginning to think of doing something else. The jobs been nothing short of a major disappointment.
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  15. USAF286

    USAF286 MassCops Member

    Are you at a college or municipality?

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  16. Sgt Jack

    Sgt Jack Subscribing Member

    PM sent
  17. IamTheDude

    IamTheDude MassCops Member

    On a real strange strange side note; Did you you know that the COP that arrested Eric Rudolph dumpster diving is a Lieutenant at BCPD now.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2021
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  18. bdan585

    bdan585 MassCops Member

    Unlimited Watertown and Newton details (obviously in the warmer months) is a huge perk tho. $$
  19. j809

    j809 Subscribing Member

    Yeah all the blood money ones that nobody wants. No thanks

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  20. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound MassCops Member

    Huge numbers of unfilled sweet Verizons and electric/gas jobs in the warm months. Simply isn't enough bodies.

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