Campus Police Officer
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 police academy(or equivalent) certified by the MPTC or the SSPO Academy conducted by the Massachusetts State Police in New Braintree, Ma.
- Bachelor’s Degree Preferred.
- 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.
- Prior experience in higher education, preferably in a diverse campus community preferred.
- EMT certification a plus.
- All employees hired are strongly encouraged to be up to date with all vaccination and boosters against COVID‐19.