Police Officer

Worcester, MA
Assumption University

Salary range: $25.22 – $32.76.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Enforces the General Laws of the Commonwealth and the regulations of the University in support of the mission of the University. Protects lives and safeguards the property of the University community.

Essential Functions:

  1. Patrols the University’s buildings and grounds to prevent and/or discover theft, trespass, vandalism, unsafe conditions, or violation of the General Laws of the Commonwealth or the University’s rules and regulations;
  2. Investigates and brings violations of the General Laws or University regulations to the attention of proper authorities;
  3. Makes arrests as necessary and performs related and follow-up tasks including processing arrested individuals, testifying in court, applying for and/or serving arrests and/or search warrants. May also serve as court liaison by filling out and signing complaints for officers to bring offenders to justice;
  4. Responds efficiently to emergency calls such as fire and personal injury; renders assistance as needed, including administering First Aid and CPR;
  5. Prepares accurate and timely written reports of incidents and arrests in accordance with departmental procedures to provide a complete and on-going record of public safety related activity; receives written/oral requests for assistance;
  6. Gives direction and general information to visitors and guests in a pleasant and helpful manner;
  7. Transports University monies to the cashier’s office;
  8. When necessary, fires a weapon accurately in accordance with departmental procedures and the laws of the Commonwealth;
  9. May engage in the use of “reasonable force” when enforcing laws within the performance of his/her duties;
  10. Reports for work on time and maintains regular attendance;
  11. Performs physical activities such as running, jumping, climbing walls and crawling; must be able to lift weight equivalent to that of a person;
  12. Writes reports and other communication coherently and accurately;
  13. Exercises restraint and good judgment under severe stress; functions competently in dangerous situations;
  14. Frequently works in extreme temperatures and weather;
  15. Must be available to work any of the seven days during a given week including nights, weekends, and holidays. Overtime may be required;
  16. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Must have successfully completed the Massachusetts Special State Police Officer (SSPO) Academy;
  2. Must pass physical and psychological examinations;
  3. High school diploma or equivalent;
  4. Bachelor’s Degree preferred;
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years old;
  6. Previous police experience preferred;
  7. Hold or ability to obtain Police powers under MGL Chapter 22C, Section 63;
  8. Valid Firearms License required (MA);
  9. Current certification in CPR and First Aid required;
  10. Valid operator’s license providing continuous motor vehicle operation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts required;
  11. Must maintain physical fitness requirements of the Department;
  12. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality;
  13. Available to work on a 24/7 basis when emergencies arise;
  14. Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with campus personnel, visitors, and local law enforcement agencies;
  15. Assumption University Department of Public Safety employees are expected to adhere to the principles of honesty, integrity, professionalism, sensitivity, and trust;
  16. Regularly qualifies with issued firearms and other defensive weapons.