Police Officer

Waltham, MA
Bentley University

Job Description Summary

There are two openings available.

To provide law enforcement, security and related public safety services for both the protection of University-owned property and the members of the Bentley community in fulfillment of the department’s mission to provide a comprehensive program of services to help ensure the campus remains a safe and pleasant place in which to live, study and work.

Essential Duties

  • Patrol University buildings and grounds to deter crime, prevent theft, trespass, vandalism, or violations of the General Laws of Massachusetts in accordance with Chapter 22C section 63.
  • Respond to, investigate and properly document general and emergency calls for service and violations of University regulations, and/or General Laws.
  • Make arrests and/or refer incidents to Student Affairs for disciplinary action, when appropriate; investigate accidents; provide direction and information to the general public; promote good police-community relations through scheduled activities and routine interaction with the University community.
  • Provide transportation services including on campus personal safety escorts, non-emergency medical transports to area medical facilities and other transportation duties as assigned.
  • Testify in court, University judicial hearings and any other process as deemed necessary. Investigate crimes and other incidents in conjunction with department detectives, as assigned.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned, which are necessary to enhance public safety on campus and protect the lives, safety and property of the students, faculty, staff and guests of the University.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must possess one of the following:

  • A minimum of a High School diploma/GED AND have successfully completed a full-time Special State Police Officer (SSPO) Academy or Municipal Police Academy.
  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice (or related field) or a Bachelor’s degree (in any field) AND have successfully completed a part-time Reserve/Intermittent Academy Training Program.

Candidates must possess all of the following:

  • Must possess, or be able to obtain and retain, authority as a special police officer in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 22C section 63. Candidates who do not currently possess authority as a special police officer in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 22C section 63 must attend and successfully complete SSPO or Municipal Police Academy.
  • Hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver’s license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley’s insurance carrier.
  • Possess strong human relations skills and ability to work under stressful situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze emergency situations and develop effective courses of action to handle same.
  • Must hold, or acquire within 60 days of hire, and maintain a valid license to carry a firearm (large capacity) in accordance with MGL Ch. 140 sec. 131.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

We strive to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.