Campus Police Officer

Worcester, MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Salary: $24.82 – $30.27 per hour.

Position Summary:

The position of Police Officer will support the overall mission of the WPI Police Department to provide a safe and secure living and learning environment for all members of, and visitors to, our community. Members of the WPI Police Department play a direct role in promoting an inclusive and welcoming environment that recognizes, respects, and values diversity in its many forms. The campus community is made up of people of all ages, ethnicities, genders, orientations, lived experiences, and perspectives who come to WPI to learn, work, and create a positive impact on the world through STEM.

Successful candidates must be able to actively demonstrate an ability to represent values and philosophy of WPI Police Department—and the University—specific to diversity, equity, inclusion, and acceptance in all interactions with the varied audiences on an active college campus in an urban setting.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols Campus properties by vehicle and foot to deter and investigate crimes in accordance with authority granted under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 22C Section 63.
  • Ability to detain suspects and make lawful arrests when necessary.
  • Responds to administrative and emergency calls for service within the Campus patrol area.
  • Provides first-responder medical assistance and directs advanced medical personnel as necessary.
  • Renders assistance to those in need and has the knowledge and ability to make referrals to available Campus resources as applicable.
  • Authors’ well-written and highly detailed incident reports.
  • Performs traffic control and parking enforcement.
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze emergency situations and quickly develop incident actions plans to mitigate such incidents.
  • Maintains compliance with the Department policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Works in collaboration with the Dean of Student’s office when incidents are referred for judicial consideration.
  • Provide information to the general public and Community members while promoting positive police – community relations.
  • Works closely with municipal police and fire agencies as well as local public and private businesses in the interest of fostering a cooperative and coordinated effort in matters of campus safety and security.
  • Works closely with all WPI Community members in an effort to enhance public safety at WPI, with specific emphasis on crime prevention and awareness.
  • Shows an interest to conduct training and orientation programs for students, Faculty, and Staff on the subject of campus safety and security programs.
  • Has the ability to testify before the Commonwealth Judicial and WPI Judicial Systems.
  • Participates in ongoing personal development program to include all trainings activities i.e. on-the-job and in-service training initiatives.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s Degree in a criminal justice or related field.
  • Highly efficient oral & written communication skills.
  • Applicants must be age twenty-one (21) at time of application.
  • Must possess and maintain a Massachusetts Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms
  • All candidates must have a valid Massachusetts Class D operator’s license at time of appointment.
  • Must possess and maintain First Responder and CPR certifications
  • Must provide three written letters of reference.
  • Must possess the ability to work in all types of weather conditions, shift assignments, and holidays.
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Currently employed as a POST certified law enforcement officer in Massachusetts.
  • Graduate of full time Massachusetts Municipal, Special State Police Officer, or State Police Academy.