University Police Officer

Boston, MA
Northeastern University


  • Step 1 $30.25/hour.
  • Step 4 $41.72/hour.

Position Summary:

The Northeastern University Police Officer will maintain public order, respond to calls for service, engage with the community, and enforce University Regulations and Massachusetts General Laws. In doing so, the University Police Officer will consistently promote the mission and values of the Police Department.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.


  • Applicants must be a graduate of a Full-Time MA State Police Academy or Full-Time MPTC Academy or equivalent.
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • At least 21 years old.
  • Appointees must be eligible for appointment as a Special State Police Officer in accordance with M.G.L. ch.22 s. 63.
  • Massachusetts Class A License to Carry.
  • Massachusetts Driver’s License.
  • Candidates will be required to pass a comprehensive background check, psychological exam, drug test, and pre-employment medical exam.
  • Applicants who completed an out-of-state recruit academy must apply for a permanent exemption through the Massachusetts State Police.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous Police experience highly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Military veterans encouraged to apply.