Police Officer

Springfield, MA
Springfield College

Position Summary:

The Springfield College Department of Public Safety is a full-service police agency that serves the College Community and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This position is for full-time, 40-hour position.

Essential Functions:

  • Prevention and detection.
  • Arrest.
  • Search and Seizure.
  • Traffic enforcement.
  • Crash investigation.
  • Maintaining public order.


  • This position requires a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent and a successful completion of an approved full-time Massachusetts Police Training Council (MPTC) police academy or Massachusetts Special State Police Academy.
  • Must obtain a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms (Class A Large Capacity) permit in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 140, Section 131.
  • Must possess a Special State Police Officer (SSPO) Certification, or the ability to obtain one within 60 days.
  • Candidate must maintain these certifications to remain a licensed police officer.
  • Must be able to read and speak English; possess a valid driver’s license; and pass a background check and psychological exam.
  • A full motor vehicle/driving history report will be required as a part of the background check process.
  • Candidate’s driver history must be approved by the college’s vehicle insurance carrier for operation of all police or college vehicles.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community is required.