University Police Officer

Boston, MA
Northeastern University Police Department

The Northeastern University Police Department is seeking candidates interested in attending a Full Time Police Academy to become an NUPD Police Officer.

Candidates must pass a background check, psychological exam, drug test, and pre-employment medical exam.


  • Maintain public order and enforce University Regulations and Massachusetts General Laws
  • Patrol University buildings and grounds to prevent crime and attend to public safety needs
  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service
  • Actively engage with the Northeastern University & local community
  • Investigate crimes, suspicious activity, or other incidents
  • Identify, apprehend, and participate in subsequent court proceedings of criminal offenders
  • Provide First Responder level medical assistance
  • Facilitate the movement of motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic
  • Provide detail coverage for worksites and university events
  • Attend required department training in addition to seeking out supplementary training focused on personal and professional development
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Mandatory Job Requirements

  • At least 21 years old
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Candidate must pass entry level physical fitness standards as outlined in the MPTC Health and Wellness Preparation Guide:
  • Candidate must successfully pass an MPTC approved Full-Time Police Academy
  • Appointees must be eligible for appointment as a Special State Police Officer in accordance with M.G.L. ch.22 s. 63
  • Ability to obtain Massachusetts Class A License to Carry prior to graduating from the Police Academy
  • Massachusetts Driver’s License
  • Candidate will be required to pass a comprehensive background check, psychological exam, drug test, and pre-employment medical exam