The Campus Police Department serves Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges. The four (4) Campus Police Officer positions are considered essential positionS meaning the employees are expected to report to work even if the College is closed for weather or other emergencies. Officers must work nights, weekends, and holidays. Some overtime and occasional changes of shifts are required. Due to the nature of the position, Campus Police Officers must respond to emergencies as needed.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide a safe and secure environment for the college communities.
Respond to all accidents or injuries occurring on College property and assess medical needs.
Enforce safety regulations, state laws, and College rules and regulations.
Engage the community on a daily basis on a non-law enforcement level.
Conduct patrols to respond to emergencies, and provide services to our communities.
Identify safety hazards and conditions.
Prepare incident reports and related written communication.
Able to gain certification as a Special State Police Officer with either a full-time Massachusetts municipal or State Police academy, or a MA Reserve/Intermittent Academy.
Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement.
Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
Have or be able to obtain a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms or FID.
Must have, or be able to obtain, CPR/AED and First Responder certification.
Demonstrated interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills, as well as exercise diplomacy, and function efficiently under extreme conditions.
Preference is given to candidates with experience in the law enforcement field.
Must be proficient in interacting with diverse communities.
Candidates who are certified as a Special State Police Officer with either a full-time Massachusetts municipal or State Police academy, or a MA Reserve/Intermittent Academy are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must submit three letters of reference prior to final offer of employment.
Qualified individuals are invited for interviews; undergo a personal, criminal, and employment background check; and medical and psychological pre-screening exams. This process generally lasts 4-6 weeks depending on the candidate pool.
New officers must successfully complete a 10-week field training field training program rotating through the shifts to learn the skills necessary to be successful.
Following field training, specific campus and shift assignment is based on a seniority shift bid every six months. However, officers are assigned to all three campuses for cross-campus coverage as needed.
The Campus Police Department is an accredited progressive community policing agency with strong service orientation.
The Department encourages qualified candidates to apply, even if they have applied previously. These positions will be open until filled. Applications will not be rejected due to unintentional errors, and applicants may ask to correct errors prior to a conditional offer being made.
About Mount Holyoke College
As the first of the Seven Sisters, the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League, Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Our long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of: academic excellence in a global learning environment; a tight-knit, diverse, and international community; a worldwide network of influential alumnae; the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world.