Police Officer

Boston, MA
Simmons University Police Department

Police Officers will protect the lives of the Simmons University community as well as safeguard the property of Simmons University. Police Officers will enforce the regulations of Simmons University and the Massachusetts General Laws.

Essential Functions:

1. Protect life and property.  Working as a member of a team, and in problem solving partnerships with the community, actively seeks to identify safety and security related problems and concerns and take the necessary steps to resolve those problems or concerns efficiently and effectively.

2. Respond safely and rapidly to emergency calls for police service such as reports of crimes in progress; suspected criminal activity; medical emergencies; environmental emergencies; fires, fire alarms; motion and intrusion alarms; and accidents, etc.  Render aid as required. Conduct thorough initial investigations of incidents and follow up investigations as assigned. Assist Massachusetts State Police, Boston Police, Transit Police; COF Police and Public Safety service providers; Boston Fire; Boston EMS; and other public safety service as requested and/or required.

3. Enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and applicable Simmons University regulations. Arrest criminal offenders when necessary and participate effectively in the subsequent court preparation and prosecution proceedings.  Refer student offenders for internal disciplinary action to Student Life, Judicial Affairs, etc., and participate effectively in the University’s internal disciplinary process. Assists members of the Community and in the civil and criminal court process.  Assist in training of newly hired Police Officers and Public Safety Officers.

4. Prevent criminal activity in and around the University through highly visible, omnipresent police patrols.  Provide and/or participate in crime prevention briefings to the community.  Attend community events and speak to students, faculty and/or staff regarding strategies and tactics to stay safe.

Mandatory Position Requirements

  • Applicant must have successfully completed a Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) certified basic police Recruit Officer Course and obtain and retain their POST (Peace Officers Standards and Training) certification; their Special State Police powers in accordance with M.G.L. ch.22 s. 63; and their Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs powers
  • Applicants must be eligible for appointment as a Special State Police Officer in accordance with M.G.L. ch.22 s. 63
  • Applicants who completed an out-of-state recruit academy must apply for a permanent exemption from the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) and be approved and accepted by the Massachusetts State Police
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • At least 21 years old
  • Massachusetts Class A License to Carry
  • Massachusetts Driver’s License