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Reserve Sergeant
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
in Worcester, MA

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Type: Adjunct/Part-Time
Posted: 03/09/2023
Category: Police and Public Safety

Under the direction of the Captain of Operations or designee, the campus police reserve sergeant is responsible for conducting routine patrols on campus to ensure security of buildings, students, staff and visitors. Responds to requests for assistance and emergencies. Assists with management of contracted security and daily operations.
  • Performing crowd control at campus events
  • Responding quickly in emergency situations
  • Investigating suspicious activities and abnormal incidents within jurisdiction during assigned shift
  • Access control
  • Maintenance of shift duty logs, daily reports, incident reports and all required paperwork
  • Counseling, advising, motivating and, when necessary, disciplining assigned personnel according to Department policies and procedures
  • Will be expected to work various shifts, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, and meet on-call responsibilities
  • May work alone for long periods of time both indoors and outdoors under varying climate conditions
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor
  • Associate's degree in Criminal Justice or eligibility for SSPO
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Must have graduated from a Massachusetts full time police academy (either the MPTC ‘s or the state’s SSPO), or have completed the MPTC’s part time reserve academy
  • A minimum of three years of experience in police or other public safety related areas (preferably in a college setting)
  • A valid, unrestricted MA driver's license
  • Possession and retention of valid license to carry a firearm (large capacity) in accordance with MGL Ch. 140 sec. 131
  • Successfully complete annual firearms training
  • Obtain and retain minimum defensive tactics certification
  • Certification of medical physical examination and physical agility as set by the standards of the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee and successful completion of the requirements of medical examination, physical agility and psychological testing as set by the University
  • Meet all requirements / maintain all certifications under MA General Law, Chapter 22C, Section 63 as Special State Police Officer and be warranted to receive police powers by the MA State Police Certification Unit
  • Must be eligible for appointment as Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff within the state of MA
  • Obtain and retain certification as a First Responder as well as CPR/AED
  • Strong organizational and computer skills
  • The Department of Campus Police / Public Safety has adopted and follows General Laws of MA Chapter 41: Section 101A pertaining to tobacco smoking.
  • In addition, candidates must also have fulfilled one (1) of the following two (2) requirements:
  • The candidate is/was employed as a part-time police officer by a municipal police department with minimum of 2,000 hours of cumulative work experience with certification from the Chief of Police verifying employment, certifying that the candidate had arrest powers, and describing their core functions within the department.
  • The candidate attainted an advanced educational degree of: Associates’ Degree in Criminal Justice or related field of study or Bachelor’s Degree in any subject matter from an accredited university.
  • Must meet and maintain all Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST) certification standards
  • Dispatch experience
  • Full time Municipal Police Academic Certification
  • Prior campus policing experience preferred
Additional Information:
  • Full time academy will be considered before non-academy graduate applicants
Physical Requirements:
  • Standing, sitting, manual dexterity, ability to move between offices and floors of buildings
  • Ability to travel among three campuses as needed
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform well under pressure
  • Ability to be physically in attendance at designated worksite during scheduled work hours and to work some evenings and weekends
  • Normal range of vision and hearing (with or without correction)
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

We care about the health and safety of our students and employees and have implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Policy, requiring employees to be fully vaccinated, including boosted. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a medical or sincerely held religious belief may request an exemption.

About Us
At MCPHS, we appreciate the importance of creating an environment in which everyone feels included and valued. Each of our Community members’ unique experiences and perspectives add value to our ability to create and deliver the best education, academic service, and employee experience possible.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical, vision, and dental insurance, generous time off, retirement and pension plans, and flexible work arrangements to support work/life balance for our employees while supporting the MCPHS mission.

MCPHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates a diverse community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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