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Campus Police OfficerCampus Police Officer IAgency Name: Dept. of Mental HealthOfficial Title: Campus Police Officer IFunctional Title: Campus Police OfficerOccupational Group: Police, Guard, CorrectionalPosition Type: Civil ServiceFull-Time or Part-Time: Full-TimeSalary Range: $30,809.48 to $40,116.96 AnnuallyBargaining Unit: 02Shift: MultipleConfidential: NoNumber Of Vacancies: 3City/Town: BostonRegion:BOSTONFacility Location: Massachusetts Mental Health CenterApplication Deadline: 11-18-2011Apply Online: NoPosting ID: J27765This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.Duties:The incumbent of this position ensures the safety and security of a 24 hour psychiatric homeless shelter. Conducts regular patrols of the building and provides access control to the facility. Responds to emergency calls within the building and provides patient escorts when directed. Patrols assigned Campus Police buildings and adjacent areas on foot or in a patrol vehicle to ensure the security of the buildings and grounds at institutions or higher education or at mental health, mental retardation of public health facilities. Guards against trespass, theft damage to property or injury to individuals by screening visitors; inspecting rooms, packages and vehicles for explosives, firearms and other contraband; controlling crowds; providing personal protection to individuals as required; conducting surveillance of high crime areas; searching for missing goods and persons; investigating complaints and reports of suspicious activity as well as mediating disputes.Qualifications:Minimum Entrance Requirements: None. Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Appointee must be eligible for appointment as a special police officer under Chapter 22C, Section 60 (DPH) and Section 59 (DMH & DMR) of the Massachusetts General Laws.Comments:There are 3 Position AvailableHours to be worked: 6:45am-3:15pm, 2:45pm-11:15pm, 11:00pm-7:00amDays off: (Position 2 Tuesday & Wednesday) (Position 3 Monday & Tuesday) (Position 4 Wednesday & Thursday) This is a Civil Service position.How To Apply:Cover Letter and Resume can be mailed or faxed toHealth Office of Human Resources - Lemuel Shattuck Hospital 170 Morton Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Attn: Rochelle Jacks, Hiring CoordinatorFax # 617-971-3033 if you have any questions, please contact Rochelle Jacks at 617-971-3732Agency Web Address:http://www.mass.gov/dmhDiversity Officer:Ms. Joy Connell, (617) 626-8133An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
 

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Appointee must be eligible for appointment as a special police officer under Chapter 22C, Section 60 (DPH) and Section 59 (DMH & DMR)

Fkn forget it...it will never happen
 

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What's the issue with that?
 

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Appointee must be eligible for appointment as a special police officer under Chapter 22C, Section 60 (DPH) and Section 59 (DMH & DMR)

Fkn forget it...it will never happen
I'm not following? I thought they were still sworn under it they just would not send anyone to an academy so you already need it.
 

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Only as it relates to state college & community college PD's....there is nothing in MGL granting police powers to DMH, DMR, or DPH officers as there is for state schools.
I know... It just brings out strong feelings in some.
 

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Only as it relates to state college & community college PD's....there is nothing in MGL granting police powers to DMH, DMR, or DPH officers as there is for state schools.
Did I miss something? These make it look like they can be appointed SSPO's
General Laws: CHAPTER 22C, Section 59
General Laws: CHAPTER 22C, Section 60

They don't read exactly the same as section 63 but never the less they seem to grant Police authority to DMH\DPH\DMR\

Do the Depts. just not bother swearing them in or something? Or am I reading what you guys are saying wrong and that there is a member on here that is upset they can be SSPOs?

Sorry If I sound like a jackass. It's late and I am tired but I can't sleep.
 
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Did I miss something? These make it look like they can be appointed SSPO's
General Laws: CHAPTER 22C, Section 59
General Laws: CHAPTER 22C, Section 60
They can, but there is no automatic granting of police powers to those agencies as there is for state university/college/community college officers. The SSPO statute specifies a process & application that needs to be followed, whereas a UMass-Amherst (or insert campus here) Police Officer is empowered with police authority as soon as they're sworn in, under MGL.

For example, as soon as I said "So help me God" with my oath of office and dropped my right hand, I was automatically empowered to act as a police officer under MGL 41-98. I didn't have to apply anywhere or submit my training records....it just happened.
 

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Those chapters/sections just specifically enumerate DMH/DPH as agencies eligible to be appointed as SSPOs. As Delta said, It does not automatically grant police authority to officers upon hire. They still have to submit the required paperwork. There is a separate chapter that enumerates DMH/DMR as having chapter 90 power.
 

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so is this a worth while application or is it basically a security guard?
I have not worked there but know people that have. DMH police varies from location as far as duties from what I have been told. Some places are more or less Security\Check in desk. Some are more focused on patrolling campus and grounds (Taunton State Hospital) and responding to service requests, and others or more correctional like. Facilities that are open 24 Hours with live in patients will be busy (Mental Health Center and Shattuck) while outposts (Brockton) may be more quiet.
 

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It's worthwhile for the following reasons:
1. State retirement system, my five years carried over when I got on the local pd
2. Good bennies. Health and dental were better there than what I have now with the city I work for and you and your dependents get tuition remission at any state college/university (except UMass Medical and UMass law).
3. Experience. It looks pretty good on a resume and it shows that you can handle working in stressful situations with a diverse population

All and all if your not already working in law enforcement it's worthwhile. After all it's not a bad stepping stone job.
 

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For example, as soon as I said "So help me God" with my oath of office and dropped my right hand, I was automatically empowered to act as a police officer.
I locked up the person who swore me in for disorderly. It ROCKED!
 
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