Boston, MA
Berklee College of Music

Position Summary:

The Police Lieutenant will serve in either an Operational or Administrative capacity and will be responsible for planning, organizing, overseeing, and coordinating the daily activities of a designated entity within the Police Department. This may include but is not limited to, daily department scheduling, management of the Field Training Program, overseeing the recruiting and hiring of the department, oversee the Firearms Division, and Investigations Division. The Police Lieutenant will have supervision of up to 3 Police Sergeants directly and the indirect supervision of 17 Police Officers. The Police Lieutenant will be responsible for conducting internal departmental investigations and complaints and should be familiar with conducting such investigations and ensuring their compliance with POST standards. The Police Lieutenant is an hourly fully-benefited position that is eligible for overtime and paid details. The Police Lieutenant will work an administrative scheduled, defined as 5 consecutive days on and 2 consecutive days off, but will be responsible for on-call coverage.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists the Deputy Chief in planning, directing, coordinating, and controlling Police Department operations. 

  • Coordinates the activities of sworn and non-sworn personnel in preserving order, protecting life and property, investigating crimes, and in enforcing laws as a shift commander.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  • Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. 

  • Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plan for assigned staff; assigns work activities, reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  • Reviews police reports and logbooks to ascertain that information is recorded in conformance with regulations; determines the need for follow-up; determines appropriate distribution throughout the campus community.
  • Trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; enforces rules, regulations, departmental policies and procedures; and may conduct periodic audits or inspections; investigates complaints, misconduct, and policy violations.
  • Makes timely notification to the Deputy Chief and/or Chief of Police of incidents of significance or of serious importance.
  • Responds to major incidents reported to the Police Department and assumes the role of Incident Commander and follows the Incident Command System/Standardized Emergency Management System (ICS/SEMS) protocol; develop and implement appropriate advisory communication to the Berklee community as mandated by the Clery Act.
  • Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints; investigates complaints against employees; prepares reports and maintains administrative files.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of law enforcement. 

  • Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  • Participates as a member of various committees, including departmental hiring and promotion, and may assist in developing and communicating departmental operating procedures.
  • Performs related duties as required. 


  • The applicant would possess at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, political science, business or public administration, or a related field.
  • The applicant would have completed an MPTC Full-Time Police Academy and or the authorized and approved equivalent.
  • The applicant would have 5-years of increasingly responsible sworn law enforcement experience including at least 2-years of administrative and supervisory experience at a level comparable to or above a Police Sergeant. A combination of experience and education may be substituted if such combination demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain their Massachusetts Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Certification. The applicant should be able to obtain and maintain their police powers as outlined in M.G.L. ch 22C; s 63 as a Special State Police Officer. The applicant should also have an active and unrestricted Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms. Lastly, the applicant should also possess an active license to operate a motor vehicle.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Applicant would have a Masters Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, public administration, or some other related field.
  • Applicant would have completed at least one or all parts of the FBI LEEDA Trilogy series or other equivalent supervisory school or training.
  • Applicant would have already obtained their POST Certification and be in good standing
  • Applicant would have experience with IMC, Police DTS, and Power DMS.