Subject to the supervision of the Senior Director/Chief of Police. The Police Captain is responsible for the immediate supervision and control of all sworn and non-sworn members under his/her command and is responsible for their efficiency and effectiveness as members of the department. He/she is also responsible for ensuring compliance with the Public Safety Department’s rules, regulations, policies, procedures, general orders, special orders, directives and appropriate statutes and law by subordinates under his/her command. He/she also performs various functions relating to either administration or operation of the department as directed by the Senior Director/Chief of Police. The Police Captain, as with all members of the sworn force, works in partnership with the Berklee community to maintain law and order, protect students, staff and visitors.
The Police Captain manages the entire patrol section of the police department with regard to the delivery of police, security, and emergency medical services to the college community. The Captain must regularly assess the proficiency of patrol and operational procedures and help to ensure that the college environment is kept in a safe manner with the maximum attention paid to community needs and safety and security concerns. The Captain supervises Police officers and Dispatchers to ensure compliance with department and college policies and procedures. Must be willing to work flexible hours. Performs other related duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages and overseas the day-to-day operations of the police patrol section. Responsible for the leadership and administration of police operations and development and implementation of policies to safeguard college personnel and property. Promote community-policing initiatives on an ongoing basis to develop a positive working relationship with the community.
Coordinate the training of department personnel, particularly with regard to mandatory in-service training required for sworn personnel to maintain police powers. Assign professional development training and mandate certain training programs for department personnel when necessary.
Works closely with other departments on campus exchanging and sharing information critical to maintaining the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors. Assist departments with the coordination of security coverage for campus events.
Maintain a positive working relationship with local, state, federal and campus law enforcement agencies. Share and exchange information relative to security issues, crime trends, investigations and joint training opportunities.
Management of police department personnel, including interviewing and recommending candidates for hire, evaluation of performance and coordination of progressive discipline. Handle other related duties as assigned.
Provide direct daily management support of various operational aspects of the police operations function.
Directly supervise the Dispatchers, Campus Safety Liaisons (CSL) and assigned Police Officers.
Maintain attendance records and establish work schedules for Dispatchers and Police Officers.
Maintain professional training standards and certifications for Dispatchers and Police Officers.
Manage the use, and daily distribution of portable radios, and related patrol equipment. Document issues and problems with issued equipment, and control center related supporting systems.
Manage the issuance of building keys and equipment assigned to both security officers and police officers for their respective assigned shift and duties. Maintain records of issued equipment and its return at the end of shift noting any defective equipment or issues.
Maintain the operational readiness of the control center equipment: mutual radio systems, security cameras, Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS), life safety and fire alarms, voice logger, Automated Reporting Management Systems (ARMS).
Responsible for the proper uniform appearance of all police and dispatcher assigned uniforms and equipment.
Responsible for the maintenance, general service, fuel and assigned equipment to the patrol vehicle, conducting annual reviews of MA drivers license to ensure they are currant for all authorized personnel. The timely reporting of any vehicle issues, accidents or damage to the vehicle.
Responsible for the annual training requirements to include: State Police annual on-line examinations, in service training, legal update training, candidate background investigations, internal affairs investigations, assist with emergency management drills and tabletops, assist with Title IX investigations.
Conduct training with various departments within the college.
Manage, conduct or supervise any external investigations or complaints brought to the attention of the Public Safety Department. Coordinate with internal departments such as: Student Affairs, Residence Life, The Counseling Center and others as appropriate.
Maintain the Clery Daily Crime and Fire log. Follow up on Clery reportable incidents including the submission of the Annual Clery report.
Is responsible to ensure that sworn officers are enforcing and complying with the general laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the policies, procedures, rules, directives, regulations and standard operating procedures of Berklee College and its Public Safety Department.
Has management responsibility for the operational and administrative functions associated with the investigation of on-campus crimes, as well as serious incidents that occur off campus that may involve Berklee community members.
Ensures all Title IX incidents are investigated thoroughly and proper notifications are made within the Berklee community.
Contributes to Clery Act compliance by classifying offenses, maintaining accurate records of reported crimes and ensuring that proper, timely warnings and advisories have been issued as appropriate.
Oversees the analysis of crime trends on-campus and develops patrol and investigative strategies accordingly.
Also assists the Senior Director/Chief of Police with the investigation of all Berklee community complaints and internal affairs investigations.
Coordinates the presentation of all crime prevention materials and programs to the Berklee community.
Is responsible to ensure that proper dissemination of Public Safety records to other internal campus departments and external constituents is prompt, complete and legal.
Is responsible for coordinating the procurement of all property, supplies, documents and forms required and needed by the sworn force.
Is responsible for the proper care and maintenance of Public Safety motorized vehicles.
Shall assist the Senior Director/Chief of Police as required or directed.
May require working occasional evenings/weekends/special events and must be available for an emergency call-in basis. Valid unrestricted U.S. Driver's License, with an insurable or satisfactory driving history.
Internal Number: 1359
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.