All Department officers are sworn Special State Police Officers pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Cheaper 22, Section 63, and are also deputized by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. A Sergeant is the first line of supervision within the Berklee Police Department (the Department) and is responsible for maintaining good morale, productivity, and discipline. The Sergeant must reflect and support the mission, vision, and values of the Department. The Sergeant oversees patrol officers’ compliance with departmental directives and all appropriate statutory and case law, in addition to college policies and procedures. The Sergeant is responsible for the proficiency, attendance, punctuality, discipline, conduct, appearance, reporting, and attention to duty of their subordinates. A Sergeant will typically serve as a Patrol Supervisor in the field, supervising uniformed officers, but may be assigned as the Officer-in-Charge of Department operations in the absence of senior officers.
A Sergeant should be able to establish satisfactory working relationships and earn the respect of subordinates, ranking officers, peers, Berklee community members, citizen groups, and representatives of other law enforcement agencies. A Sergeant should possess the basic skills, capabilities, and training of a police officer, be capable of performing those duties at any time, and in addition should be skilled in techniques of Police first line supervision.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
At minimum, an Associate Degree (preferably in criminal justice or a related field) from an accredited college or university. Bachelor and graduate degrees preferred. Demonstrated capacity to develop and foster effective working relationships with individuals and organizations reflecting a broad range of identities, perspectives and experiences. A minimum of five (5) years of experience working as a sworn police officer is preferred, one (1) year of which must be in a college or university setting.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Following are essential duties of a Berklee Police Sergeant:
Supervise subordinate sworn and civilian personnel assigned to his or her command.
Become familiar with all personnel under his or her command and be accessible to them for counseling, advice, coaching, and training.
Review the performance of subordinates on a regular basis to determine if they are properly, effectively, and efficiently carrying out their duties and if not, establish corrective measures or consult with senior officers regarding appropriate follow-up.
Ensure that calls for service are handled as promptly and efficiently as possible.
Comply with Department reporting requirements and instruct subordinates in the proper method of reporting.
Provide a visible law enforcement presence designed to deter crime and encourage reporting of concerns to law enforcement through active patrol of the Berklee College of Music campus and surrounding environment.
Preserve the public peace through providing emergency and non-emergency assistance, detection of crime, arrest and prosecution of criminal offenders.
Conduct initial and follow up investigation, preserve evidence, and document activities and complaints/reports.
Enforce College regulations.
Engage in community policing designed to strengthen the relationship between the College and the populations it serves, and between the College and surrounding community.
Perform such other duties as the Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police or his or her designee may require.
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About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.