Location: Framingham, MA Category: Staff Posted On: Wed Jun 7 2017 Job Description:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: One University Police Officer position (officially classified as Campus Police Officer I (CPO I)) is available in the University Police Department. We seek an experienced officer to provide flexible, responsive, high quality community policing.
FSU Police Officers patrol campus buildings, grounds, and properties owned by Framingham State University; enforce State Laws, University policies, rules & regulations; investigate crimes, accidents, complaints, and other incidents as directed; prepare concise and complete reports; direct traffic, staffs post when necessary, handle confidential and sensitive information; and perform other duties as assigned by Chief of Police, and superior officers. University Police Officers interact frequently with students, faculty, staff and visitors. University Police officers are required to carry a University issued firearm while on duty.
University Police Officers are assigned on a rotating basis to one of the three shifts and shifts may include weekends and nights. Officers are appointed by the Colonel of the State Police as Special State Officers pursuant to M.G.L. c. 22C, section 63. Upon receiving appointment as a Special State Police Officer, Campus Police Officers, while performing duties in the buildings and on the grounds of the University have the same police powers to make arrests as State Police Officers.
University Police Officers must exercise clear quick thinking in emergencies and perform related work as required, establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others, deal tactfully with others, interact with people who are under physical and or emotional distress, follow oral and written instructions, and be willing to work nights, weekends, and report for duty at any time when emergencies arise.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Chief of University Police, Deputy Chief of University Police, and Sergeant of University Police
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Communication Dispatchers and Student Employees
Must be eligible to be appointed (warranted) and maintain appointment by the Massachusetts State Police as a Special State Police Officer pursuant to M.G.L. c 22c, section 63 (See more information at Memo re: SSPO Applications.)
Must possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain a Class A license to carry firearm (M.G.L.c.140, section 131). (Without restriction)
Must have and maintain a valid driver's License.
Preference will be given to candidates who meet the following additional qualifications:
Strong Interpersonal skills
Knowledge of police procedures and practices, the law of arrest and criminal procedures.
Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to prepare written reports.
Graduates of the M.P.T.C Basic 312 hour Reserve Police Academy and have an associate's degree or higher in Criminal Justice;
Candidates eligible for appointment as a Special State Police Officer under Chapter 22C, Section 63 without additional training;
Graduates of the SSPO or Municipal Police Academy.
REQUIREMENTS TO MAINTAIN APPOINTMENT:
Annual in service trainings will be required.
The selected candidate may also be required successfully complete the Special State Police Basic Recruit Academy or M.P.T.C Basic Recruit Academy to include basic recruit firearms training in order to remain in the position.
Officers failing to receive a warrant from the State Police to serve as a Special State Police Officer or who may have their warrants suspended during their employment will be subject to dismissal from employment. A failure to maintain a license to carry a firearm and/or a valid driver's license will subject officers to dismissal. Officers whose warrant applications are pending will be assigned duties that do not require Special State Police powers.
Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston.
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