Campus Police Officer II

Boston, MA
Mass College of Art and Design

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities: 

Interacts and engages with the community, patrols campus buildings and adjacent areas; investigates crime or other incidents; restrains or arrests suspects when necessary; provides assistance to college, courts or grand juries in adjudication and/or prosecution of cases; determines actions to be taken on assignments; provides on-the-job training and coaching to subordinates personally or through referral to law enforcement educational programs; performs related administrative duties such as maintaining liaison with administrative personnel, conducting staff meetings, maintaining records, authorizing overtime, time off; preparing periodic reports, assign work to and review the performance of assigned personnel.

Salary: Grade 17, Step I, $52,906.22 annually (position is a unit position governed by the AFSCME collective bargaining unit).

Examples of duties:

  • Supervise, assign work to and review the performance of assigned subordinate staff.
  • Conduct daily communications with subordinates to include inspection of the daily log, personnel, cruisers and equipment, as well as addressing any issues, situations or complaints.
  • Provide field-training for newly hired subordinates including police, security, dispatch and civilian when necessary.
  • Ensure that calls for service are handled as promptly and efficiently as possible and not hesitate to personally handle calls if they become backlogged.
  • Review reports, provide necessary feedback to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Organize, plan and execute all event functions for the department (Commencement/Convocations, etc.).
  • Utilize the RAVE Alert system when necessary, and with understanding of the college’s obligations under Clery.
  • Play an active role in emergency management efforts.
  • Actively participate in the development, training, and the review of policies and procedures for the department.
  • Provide feedback up the chain of command regarding officers under your command.
  • Establishing partnerships with students, faculty and staff. Engage with the community on a regular basis, attend community functions, and serve on a variety of committees, as needed.
  • Develop and present educational crime prevention programs for the community of all types including pamphlets, posters, social media, in-person presentations as well as checking security hardware and equipment such as alarms, fire doors, and emergency telephones to ensure they are in working order.


In order to be certified as a law enforcement officer by the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission in accordance with Chapter 6E of the Massachusetts General Laws, an individual must meet certain specified standards.

  • Eligibility for certification as a law enforcement officer by the Police Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST C) after satisfying all requirements.
    • Appointee must be eligible for appointment as a Special State Police Officer under chapter 22C, Section 63 of the Massachusetts General Laws
    • The candidate must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years old
    • The candidate must possess a high school diploma or have passed the High School Equivalency Testing Program (HiSET), formally known as the GED
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment medical exam
  • Ability to pass an extensive background investigation.
  • Is not listed in the national decertification index:
  • Must be able to successfully complete a psychological exam
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a MA License to Carry (LTC-A)
  • Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Ability to pass a drug and/or alcohol test.