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Campus Police Officer
Wellesley College
in Wellesley, MA

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Type: Full-Time
Posted: 01/10/2022
Category: Police and Public Safety

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Job Description
Campus Police Officer

Primary Responsibility: The Campus Police Officer engages with the College community to provide campus safety services including: emergency response to safety concerns, medical emergency response, emergency management preparation and response, crime prevention and safety education. The Campus Police Officer is represented by the Wellesley College Police Association.
  • Protect the assets of the College community including the people, buildings and grounds to prevent crime and attend to public safety needs
  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service 24/7
  • Investigate crimes, suspicious activity, or other incidents
  • Follow Massachusetts General Laws and provide education around these laws where applicable
  • Actively engage with the local community, particularly in areas of training and preparedness
  • Identify, apprehend, and participate in subsequent court proceedings of criminal offenders
  • Provide First Responder level medical assistance where appropriate
  • Facilitate the movement of motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic
  • Responds to initial complaints and conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations,
  • Enforces traffic and parking laws and issuing citations.
  • Provide detail coverage for worksites and events
  • Attend required department training and supplementary training focused on personal and professional development
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain certification by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST).
  • Applicants must be a graduate of a Full-Time MA State Police Academy, Full-Time MA State Police SSPO Academy, or Full-Time MPTC Academy or equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • At least 21 years old
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with an aptitude for problem solving and customer service
  • Prior experience and training in de-escalation and crisis response
  • Appointees must be eligible for appointment as a Special State Police Officer in accordance with M.G.L. ch.22 s. 63
  • Massachusetts Class A License to Carry Firearms
  • Massachusetts Driver's License
  • Ability to work independently of close supervision,
  • Candidates will be required to pass a comprehensive background check, psychological exam, drug test, and pre-employment medical exam
  • Applicants who completed an out-of-state recruit academy must apply for a permanent exemption through the Massachusetts State Police
All employees hired after August 2, 2021 are required to upload proof of vaccination against COVID-19, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions or disability accommodations
Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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Great pay, great benefits, radical progressive administration, almost zero police work.
If that is the case, then I guess not much has changed since I worked there 1976-1977! (Although in the 1970's, they weren't quite as "radical" Leftist as most of these NE liberal arts colleges seem to be today.) It was the "almost zero police work" that was the cause of my leaving there, way back when ...... but I did enjoy my one year as a WCPD campus cop before moving on to a very large, very busy department.
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