Campus Police Officer

Northampton, MA
Smith College

Job Summary

Engage and build relationships with members of the Smith College Community. Work with other members of this department and community members in creating and implementing problem solving strategies and events that will help support the Smith College community. Exercise police authority and discretion to ensure the delivery of professional law enforcement and other services to the College community.

Essential Functions                                                   

  • Attend and participate in community engagement events and partners with Student Life in events
  • Provide security services to the College by various means of transportation and safety escorts
  • Patrol the campus grounds and buildings by vehicle, foot or bicycle
  • Respond to incidents within the Campus jurisdiction. Assume control and protect the crime scene until a higher ranked supervisor arrives
  • Comply with and enforce State and local laws within the College’s authority. When necessary, effect arrests according to Massachusetts law and in accordance with their constitutional rights
  • Enforce and report violations of all Department & College rules, regulations, guidelines, policies, and procedures through the chain of command by reports, memos and verbal communication
  • Attend all department meetings and trainings
  • Receive, investigate, follow-up, document and respond to complaints from the Smith College community, including all types of crimes
  • Enforce campus parking rules and regulations and provide traffic control when necessary
  • Assess incidents and request backup assistance from Northampton Police Department or Fire Department, as established in policy
  • Promptly notify the on-duty Supervisor or on-call Supervisor, of any major incident(s) occurring on campus
  • Administer first aid and CPR; transport ill/injured students, faculty or staff members to the hospital
  • Provide prompt response to health and safety hazards on Smith College properties

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses) 

  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field
  • These are prerequisites to be hired into this position, and must be maintained as criteria for remaining in this position:
    • Completion of a Full-Time Academy (Special State/SSPO, Municipal or Bridge Academy equivalent).
    • Must have a valid driver’s license. Must complete and comply with all college driving credentialing requirements.
    • Must hold or be able to obtain shortly after hire CPR and First Responder Certification.
    • Must be able to hold a License to Carry firearms (LTC).
    • Must be able to pass a criminal and work background check, medical pre-screening and psychological assessment

Preferred Qualifications       

  • Can demonstrate good customer service skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasked environment.
  • Ability to function calmly & efficiently in all types of situations including emergencies