Deputy Chief of Police

Boston, MA
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

The Deputy Chief of Police is responsible for assisting the Chief with the overall safety and protection of the students, employees and visitors to the campus as well as the property of the college. This includes normal policing functions related to campus security, such as crime prevention and investigation, and access to the campus by authorized individuals and the general public.

The Deputy Chief supervises Public Safety Department personnel of all subordinate grades, and reviews work for conformance with relevant laws, rules, and standard operating procedures.

Hiring Range $65,000-$75,000


• Assists the Chief with the direction and coordination of all aspects of the Public Safety Department and the physical Safety of the College Community and its material assets.

• In the Chief’s absence, the Deputy Chief assumes the Chief’s duties and responsibilities. Serves as liaison with college administration for public safety services and issues.

• Assists the Chief in overseeing a force of nine campus police officers and 20+ institutional security officers ensuring proper safety and security of MassArt community and campus.


-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of college course work is required in criminal justice or related area.

-Graduation from MCJTC academy for municipal police officers, or Massachusetts State Police Academy for campus police officers.

-Eligibility for appointment as Massachusetts Special State Police Officer.

-Must possess at time of hire, or obtain during employee’s probationary period, certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator operation.

-Must possess at time of hire, or obtain during employee’s probationary period, certification for operation of Criminal Justice Information System computer

-Five or more years’ experience including patrol, investigation, supervision, training and administration in a campus police department, municipal police department, or other law enforcement agency. A strong track record of progressively responsible positions in law enforcement, preferably in an urban setting with higher education experience.

-Training or experience in CLERY and UCR (Uniform Crime Reports).

-Experience leading department-wide community engagement.