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University Police Sergeant
Western New England University
in Springfield, MA

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Type: Full-Time
Posted: 03/16/2023
Category: Police and Public Safety

The University Police Sergeant is responsible for the direction and supervision of all Department of Public Safety subordinate employees working during his/her shift. Responsible to participate as part of the team engaged in performing various security and police duties to provide protection of persons and University property. The Sergeant enforces laws, rules and regulations; investigate incidents, complaints and crimes; maintains and enforces traffic and parking regulations; participates in crime prevention activities. Working knowledge of the Clery Act and Police Accreditation is preferred.
SELECTION PROCESS
Oral interview with Interview Panel that will consist of two Department supervisors, two University administrators, and a member of Human Resources who will act as the chairperson. (Field reduced to top three candidates).
Final interviews with The Command Staff of the Department.
Deadline to submit application is April 28, 2023.
Qualification Standards:
A Criminal Justice Degree is preferred.
Experience: Two years’ experience as a certified police officer is required. (Preferably on a college or university campus).
Licenses:
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to obtain certification in First Responder and CPR.
  • Must be able to obtain Special State Police authority in accordance with requirements set forth by the Massachusetts State Police and the requirements of the Police Reform Act.
  • Must be able to obtain a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms – Class A Large Capacity permit, in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 140, Section 131.
  • Must be able to initially pass a psychological examination and a psychologically supportive individual interview, and subsequently re-qualify for the same every two years. Must be able to pass random psychological testing. Any officer’s refusal to undergo such testing may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
  • Must be able to initially pass a firearm instructional course and thereafter pass quarterly live-fire qualification/training tests. Failure to pass a quarterly live-fire qualifications test will result in the officer being place on un-paid administrative leave pending the successful completion of a re-qualification test.
  • Must successfully pass a medical examination with a Drug Screening Test, and subsequent random drug testing.
  • Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation.
Excellent benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.
Western New England University (WNE) is a private, nationally ranked, comprehensive institution with a focus on preparing work-ready and world-ready graduates. Founded in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a division of Northeastern College, WNE’s 215-acre suburban campus serves more than 3,700 students, including over 2,500 full-time undergraduates. More than 47,000 alumni have earned degrees through its 90+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Law. Students come from 39 U.S. states and territories and 23 countries. Of 45,104 living alumni, 30% remain within the region, residing in the four Western Massachusetts counties and northern Connecticut.
WNE is classified among nationally ranked universities in US News and World Report, and among the Top 100 Undergraduate Engineering programs, and in the Doctoral/Professional Universities category in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
In alignment with the University’s commitment to health and safety, all Faculty and Staff are required to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.
To apply to this position please visit http://employment.wne.edu.
Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.
 
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