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Anyone have any info. on these guys? Apparently the Springfield Housing Authority employs "Public Housing Safety Officers". The job description includes enforcing traffic laws, parking violations, patrol, and responding to fire and medical emergencies within the complexes. Anybody know if they have full police powers? Carry? Drive marked vehicles? Take care.
 

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Are you refereing Springfield, Ma if so thier web site says they have a program to assign Springfield Police Officers there for crime prevention.
 

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Public Housing Safety Officer The Springfield Housing Authority currently has an opening for a Public Housing Safety Officer. Primary responsibilities include patrolling on foot and vehicle to designated areas, enforcing traffic and parking regulations and responding to fire and medical emergencies. Qualified candidate must be a high school graduate. In addition, must have prior experience in public safety and security, must be able to work independently and must have a valid driver's licence with reliable transportation. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred. Hours are 1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To apply: forward resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Springfield Housing Authority, 18 Saab Court, Springfield, MA 01101 or fax resume to 413-785-4574. Application deadline is Tuesday, February 8, 2005. An EOE/AA employer
 

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Hmmm this must be new. Maybe the new mayor is trying to get more officers on the street by hiring lower paid security people. I know the museum has security paidfor by the tax payers but the make like $8 and hour if I am recalling correctly.
 

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Portable, I dont think its a sworn job. The announcement says enforcing traffic regs not traffic laws. It looks like a security job, that would not be a bad place to start if a person is looking to get thier L.E career started.
 

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As a life long resident of Springfield, The SPD currently has a well established Housing Unit. The last time I ever saw a marked security vehicle was a beat up caprice wagon in the late 80s. You should also note that we porbably have some of the safest and cleanest public housing in the nation. Most complexes are sprawling townhouse style units with well maintained grounds. We don't have many high rise complexes. Although I never officially lived in the projects, I had many friends that did because even if you don't live in a public complex, if you live in Springfield, chances are you live not far from one. Most of the real trouble spots can be found outside the projects on regular city streets throughout the city. Crime is very equal opportunity around here because you have all walks of life that reside in every neighborhood. Its no New Orleans where you have all the poverty in 1 area & all the riches in another. You can drive through the posh Forest Park Historic District and turn the corner onto Belmont or Sumner Ave & find absolute poverty. Thats why I'm not too worried about the projects. As of late, much of the problem is in the growing Downtown Entertainment District. As for public housing, the SPD Housing has it covered. But if there happens to be an opportunity for you, by all means, go for it. You gotta start from somewhere. Best of luck.

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Anyone have any info. on these guys? Apparently the Springfield Housing Authority employs "Public Housing Safety Officers". The job description includes enforcing traffic laws, parking violations, patrol, and responding to fire and medical emergencies within the complexes. Anybody know if they have full police powers? Carry? Drive marked vehicles? Take care.
 
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