Primary Responsibility: The Campus Police Officer engages with the College community to provide campus safety services including: emergency response to safety concerns, medical emergency response, emergency management preparation and response, crime prevention and safety education. The Campus Police Officer is represented by the Wellesley College Police Association.
Protect the assets of the College community including the people, buildings and grounds to prevent crime and attend to public safety needs
Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service 24/7
Investigate crimes, suspicious activity, or other incidents
Follow Massachusetts General Laws and provide education around these laws where applicable
Actively engage with the local community, particularly in areas of training and preparedness
Identify, apprehend, and participate in subsequent court proceedings of criminal offenders
Provide First Responder level medical assistance where appropriate
Facilitate the movement of motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic
Responds to initial complaints and conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations,
Enforces traffic and parking laws and issuing citations.
Provide detail coverage for worksites and events
Attend required department training and supplementary training focused on personal and professional development
Perform other duties as assigned
Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain certification by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST).
Applicants must be a graduate of a Full-Time MA State Police Academy, Full-Time MA State Police SSPO Academy, or Full-Time MPTC Academy or equivalent
Bachelor’s Degree Required
At least 21 years old
Strong written and oral communication skills with an aptitude for problem solving and customer service
Prior experience and training in de-escalation and crisis response
Appointees must be eligible for appointment as a Special State Police Officer in accordance with M.G.L. ch.22 s. 63
Massachusetts Class A License to Carry Firearms
Massachusetts Driver’s License
Ability to work independently of close supervision,
Candidates will be required to pass a comprehensive background check, psychological exam, drug test, and pre-employment medical exam
Applicants who completed an out-of-state recruit academy must apply for a permanent exemption through the Massachusetts State Police
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