Police Officer

Boston, MA
Emerson College

Salary: $27.68 per hour.

Position Summary:

Police Officers work in partnership with the Emerson community they serve to maintain order, protect students, faculty, staff, and their property, prevent crime, reduce the fear of crime and improve the overall quality of life for the entire college community.

Essential Functions:

  • Responding to calls for assistance from the community.
  • Conducting patrol activity on foot, by car and bicycle.
  • Conducting preliminary investigations, gathering evidence, taking statements in compliance with relevant statutory and constitutional legal requirements.
  • Identifying and/or apprehending crime suspects, making arrests as necessary.
  • Cooperating with other police agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses related to campus incidents.
  • Diffusing potentially volatile situations with due regard for the safety of all involved.
  • Completing both mandated (e.g. CPR, Defensive Tactics, etc.) and specialized (e.g. emergency management, investigative techniques, crime analysis, etc.) training assignments.
  • Working in partnership with campus stakeholders, liaising with community groups and individuals.
  • Entering and retrieving data from a variety of computer software programs.
  • Participating in campus safety and welfare programs such as RAD courses, threat assessment teams, sexual assault response teams, Resident Assistant and Resident Director training.
  • Assisting Director/Chief in establishing procedures by making recommendations regarding changes or improvements in Department operations, represent the Department at meetings as required.


  • Training in a Municipal or State Police academy or Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and 242 hours training at a Reserve Intermittent Academy.
  • Must meet the April 1, 2020 State Police requirements for obtaining Special State Police Officer powers as listed in 515 CMR 5.04: “General Standards for Appointment, (1) Applicant.
  • Must not be less than 21 years old, a United States citizen, and an employee of an agency described in M.G.L. c. 22C, s56 through 68.”

Preferred Requirements:

  • Currently certified Police Officer meeting all POST Standards for police certification.