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Police Lieutenant - Station Commander, Boston Health Sciences Campus
Tufts University

Boston, MA

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For Full consideration please apply on Spelman Johnson Executive Search Firm's application portal.

The recruitment process is being managed by Spelman Johnson Executive Search Firm in conjunction with Tufts University. Application istructions and nomination process included within this job announcement.

Founded in 1852, Tufts today is still around and we still call our teams, The Jumbos, named after a circus elephant, and as of yet PETA hasn't sued us, nor have fat people.

The Position

Reporting to the Captain of Field Operations, the Lieutenant-Station Commander, Boston Health Sciences Campus, provides comprehensive leadership and oversight for the campus, including the patrol function and supervision of Patrol Sergeants, Police Officers, and Campus Security Officers in a complex health sciences environment. The Lieutenant responds to emergency and non-emergency incidents and assumes command as needed, providing leadership, guidance, direction, and resource coordination in compliance with university and Tufts University Department of Public Safety (TUDPS) policies and procedures. In the absence of an officer of higher rank, the Lieutenant assumes command of the department, keeping the command staff informed of any significant incidents or emergencies, and assumes the role of the shift supervisor in the absence of a Sergeant. The Lieutenant develops collaborative, long-term relationships with the campus and local community in order to create and guide initiatives that embody the department's unwavering commitment to a community policing philosophy and engage in effective strategies and tactics designed to instill trust, while also offering thoughtful delivery of services, programs, and education to prevent crime and disorder.

As a member of the command staff, the Lieutenant actively contributes to the implementation of the strategic plan, providing direction and leadership to various initiatives and objectives designed to support the vision and goals within the plan, as well as providing leadership for staff assigned to other campuses in the absence of a designated leader. When necessary or requested, the Lieutenant may be assigned leadership for important projects, field operations, training, shift supervision, administrative functions, or other special projects or events. The Lieutenant guides, mentors, assesses, and evaluates the performance of their assigned personnel, ensuring all staff are in compliance with department and regulatory policies and procedures.


A minimum of five years of law enforcement experience, with three additional years of law enforcement supervisory experience, is required. A bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related field, with ten or more years of experience, is strongly desired. Demonstrated progressive leadership and proficiency in law enforcement and investigative principles and practices, response procedures, police authority and jurisdiction, and constitutional and criminal law is expected. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated commitment to providing leadership in building equitable, diverse, and inclusive environments; the ability to interpret and enforce laws and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially, and apply strategic thinking to individual situations; and the ability to multitask and manage complexity. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, great attention to detail, knowledge and understanding of the principles of ICS and NIMS, strong organizational and documentation skills, and demonstrated experience and proficiency with investigative databases, technologies, resources, and networks are required. Knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of community-oriented policing, crime prevention, and problem solving are also essential. The successful candidate must possess an active motor vehicle operator's license in good standing, and possess or be able to obtain a current and valid MA class A LTC, a certified Mass State Police SSPO, a Middlesex, Suffolk, and Worcester County Deputy Sheriff powers, and applicable city or town special police authority as deemed necessary by the department.

Application and Nomination

Review of applications will begin March 19, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at [email protected]. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the Tufts University website at Tufts University.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston

Job: Public Safety

Organization: Public Safety - Boston

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time
Tufts University

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