They have the contract at HarborPoint. That's where the armed SPO's are assigned. This is their first armed contract. They have traditionally provided security services in the Longwood Medical Area at hospitals and colleges. Benefits and pay have typically been above the industry average.
To be a Boston SPO, you need to have at least the reserve/intermittent academy, or the Course for SPO's that is offered by a private company in Boston. You must have a Class A LTC if you are armed, and you must pass a written exam, plus a firearms qualification if armed. Boston SPO's have arrest authority at the properties to which they are assigned, although all arrests must be transported via BPD, and must be booked at BPD area stations. Good learning experience if you find a reputable company to work for, and dont get in over your head.
Boston Police Specials are only allowed to carry .38 cal revolvers with 158 grain lead hollow point ammo, unless your department is classified under 400a...Then you can carry an semi-auto handgun and I don't believe any dept is except BHA Police and Municipal Police.
I worked Harbor Point for a SHORT time and it's not the place for revolvers (Trust Me). ](*,)