Police Officer

Boston, MA
Emerson University

Primary Duties, Responsibilites, and Tasks  

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)                                      

  • Possess and demonstrate ethical behavior, integrity and ability to accept responsibility for completing assigned duties;
    •Ability to utilize judgment to make good decisions and engage in problem solving;
    •Ability to multi-task, be resourceful and show initiative;
    •Ability to work in dangerous and stressful situations;
    •Possess analytical skill in interpreting and applying laws, regulations and policies to factual situations;
    •Strong commitment to service and the ability to establish effective working relationships with all members of a culturally diverse institution
    •Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    •Possess excellent organization abilities and be a highly motivated, adaptable, team player;
    •Associate’s Degree from an accredited college, Bachelor’s Degree preferred •Ability to obtain a valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license and the ability to be insured by the College’s automobile liability insurer
    •Ability to be warranted as a Special State Police Officer by Massachusetts State Police
    •Successful completion of various fitness for duty assessments; including a comprehensive background investigation, a psychological evaluation, and a medical examination.
    Must meet the 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 19 years old, a United States citizen, and an employee of an agency described in M.G.L. c. 22C, s56 through 68.”


Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)                 Physical Requirements:
•Physical demands are those in excess for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for extended periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push, pull, climb stairs, balance, walk, and run; must be able to access all facilities, on foot, to respond to emergency calls for service to include the upper-most floors of campus buildings when elevators are not available; must be able to conduct visual surveillance of individuals and surroundings
•Must be physically able to operate and communicate using a variety of machines and equipment including baton, automobile, office equipment, radio, telephone, etc.
•Work includes considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as severe weather/ temperatures and loud noises
•Work environment involves moderate exposure to hazards and physical risks to personal safety; must be physically fit and able to defend community members and one’s self from attack or physical assault
•Must be able to wear the required uniform
•Must be able to work all shifts, including weekends, holidays, and overtime shifts as required – overtime is required



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.

Special Instructions to Applicants       

Diversity Statement           Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: titleix@emerson.edu


Annual Clery Report          In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number          FY11/120804STFF



Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Emerson College typically hires qualified candidates between the minimum and 25th percentile of the grade range. Emerson College also offers a comprehensive benefits package.


Experience requirements:

Required Prior Work Experience           Training in a Municipal or State Police academy or Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and 242 hours training at a Reserve Intermittent Academy