Police Lieutenant - Training and Accreditation - (20001705)
Founded in 1852, Tufts today is recognized as a transformative private university dedicated to educating new leaders for a changing world. Tufts' unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty, and staff who thrive in an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. Residing on four domestic campuses in Massachusetts (Medford/Somerville, Boston Health Sciences, Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, and Grafton), in addition to an overseas campus in Talloires, France, the University serves over 11,500 students engaged in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Tufts offers more than 70 undergraduate degree programs, 30 interdisciplinary programs, as well as graduate degrees in 15 disciplines, including medical, dental, and veterinary sciences. Tufts University ranks #30 in National Universities in the 2021 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report .
This past summer, Tufts University President Anthony Monaco announced a commitment to making Tufts University an institution that combats racism in all forms, with a focus on creating a more equitable campus moving forward. As part of this campus-wide initiative, the Working Group on Campus Safety and Policing has outlined a vision for all of campus safety that is forward thinking, recognizes the values and perspectives of the entire Tufts community, and fully embraces anti-racist practices. Public Safety at Tufts will be an organization that uses restorative and transformative procedures and that values the wellbeing and safety of Black people, Indigenous people, People of Color, and historically marginalized individuals and communities.
Reporting directly to the Captain of Field Operations, with an indirect reporting line to the Assistant Director of Safety and Security, the Lieutenant - Training & Accreditation comprehensively oversees and directs the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of public safety and security training and accreditation for Tufts University Department of Public Safety (TUDPS). The Lieutenant assesses the current training and development needs, enhances current effective programs, and identifies new initiatives to ensure a high level of performance among all levels of TUDPS staff, establishing and implementing a culture of training and staff development throughout the department. The Lieutenant fosters a training and learning environment based on adult learning principles that ensures optimal comprehension, development, and retention, keeping TUDPS staff abreast of best practices and current trends in the public safety industry. The Lieutenant oversees all instructional programs; manages contractual support; administers training budgets; conducts site visits throughout the University for live training observations, inspection and validation of performance, and successful execution of training processes; develops and maintains effective business working relationships with outside constituents to ensure communication, education, and collaboration on state-of-the-art training techniques for public safety staff; and conducts ongoing needs assessments with senior leadership to understand and address skills gaps in the department. The Lieutenant leads the accreditation team, ensuring that personnel are in compliance with applicable accreditation standards, and, in partnership with TUDPS command staff, creates performance criteria and conducts annual performance evaluations.
As a member of the command staff, the Lieutenant actively contributes to the implementation of the strategic plan, providing direction and leadership to various initiatives and objectives designed to support the vision and goals within the plan. When necessary or requested, the Lieutenant may be assigned leadership of patrol functions, response to emergency and non-emergency incidents, resource coordination, shift supervision, administrative functions, or other special projects or events.
Qualifications A minimum of five years of law enforcement experience, with three additional years of law enforcement supervisory experience, is required. A bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related field, with ten or more years of experience, is strongly desired. Demonstrated progressive leadership and proficiency in law enforcement, security operations, or security training, including teaching/training in a law enforcement or security environment, is expected. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated commitment to providing leadership in building equitable, diverse, and inclusive environments; thorough knowledge of law enforcement and investigative principles, practices, response procedures, police authority, and jurisdiction, as well as constitutional and criminal law; the ability to interpret and enforce laws and regulations as each relates to the management of compliance work and assessment, development, delivery and evaluation of additional training for TUDPS staff; and the ability to manage complexity and think strategically. Effective communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, great attention to detail, knowledge and understanding of the principles of ICS and NIMS, strong organizational and computer skills, and an analytical, creative, forward thinking, and customer-oriented approach are required. Knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of community-oriented policing, crime prevention, and problem solving are also essential. The successful candidate must possess an active motor vehicle operator's license in good standing, and possess or be able to obtain a current and valid MA class A LTC, a certified Mass State Police SSPO, a Middlesex, Suffolk and Worcester County Deputy Sheriff powers, and applicable city or town special police authority as deemed necessary by the department.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin February 12, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at firstname.lastname@example.org . Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Tufts does not discriminate in admissions, employment, or in any of its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, stalking, sexual exploitation, sexual exploitation and coercion, relationship/intimate partner violence and domestic violence), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Retaliation is also prohibited. Tufts will comply with state and federal laws such as M.G.L. c. 151B, Title IX, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment and Rights Act, Executive Order 11246 and other similar laws that prohibit discrimination, all as amended. Tufts is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. More detailed Tufts policies and procedures on this topic may be found in the OEO Policies and Procedures page.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Public Safety
Organization: Public Safety - Medford
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jan 19, 2021, 4:58:25 PM
Internal Number: 20001705
About Tufts University
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.