University Police Officer

Framingham, MA
Framingham State University

Job Description:

University Police Officers patrol campus buildings, grounds, and properties used, owned and leased by Framingham State University. Enforce state laws, University policies, rules and regulations; investigate crimes, accidents, complaints, provide first aid and emergency First Responder medical assistance, as well as handle other tasks as directed. Prepare concise and complete reports; direct traffic, staff post when necessary, handle confidential and sensitive information; and perform other duties as assigned by Chief of Police, and superior officers. University Police Officers interact frequently with students, faculty, staff, visitors and the general public. University Police officers are required to carry a University issued firearm while on duty. This position is considered “essential personnel” and requires you to report for duty when requested. University Police Officers must exercise clear quick thinking in emergencies and perform related work as required, establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others, deal tactfully with others, interact with people who are under physical and or emotional distress, follow oral and written instructions, and be willing to work nights, weekends, holidays and report for duty at any time when emergencies arise.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  1. Graduate of full time Municipal Police Academy Training certified and approved by the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) (or equivalent, as determined by the Chief of Police and MPTC/POST). Candidates MUST be a certified police officer in Massachusetts per MPTC/POST standards.
  2. Must possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain a Class A license to carry firearm (M.G.L.c.140, section 131). (Without restrictions)
  3. Must have and maintain a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License.
  4. CPR/AED/First Responder certification; current and valid

Preference will be given to candidates who meet the following additional qualifications:

  1. Strong interpersonal skills
  2. Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to prepare written reports.
  3. Knowledge of police procedures and practices, the law of arrest and criminal procedures.