University Police Sergeant

Springfield, MA
Western New England University

The University Police Sergeant is responsible for the direction and supervision of all Department of Public Safety subordinate employees working during his/her shift. Responsible to participate as part of the team engaged in performing various security and police duties to provide protection of persons and University property. The Sergeant enforces laws, rules and regulations; investigate incidents, complaints and crimes; maintains and enforces traffic and parking regulations; participates in crime prevention activities. Working knowledge of the Clery Act and Police Accreditation is preferred.

Deadline to submit application is December 17, 2022.

Qualification Standards:

A Criminal Justice Degree is preferred.

Experience: Two years’ experience as a certified police officer is required. (Preferably on a college or university campus).

Licenses:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to obtain certification in First Responder and CPR.
  • Must be able to obtain Special State Police authority in accordance with requirements set forth by the
  • Massachusetts State Police and the requirements of the Police Reform Act.
  • Must be able to obtain a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms – Class A Large Capacity permit, in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 140, Section 131.
  • Must be able to initially pass a psychological examination and a psychologically supportive individual interview, and subsequently re-qualify for the same every two years. Must be able to pass random psychological testing. Any officer’s refusal to undergo such testing may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
  • Must be able to initially pass a firearm instructional course and thereafter pass quarterly live-fire qualification/training tests. Failure to pass a quarterly live-fire qualifications test will result in the officer being place on un-paid administrative leave pending the successful completion of a re-qualification test.
  • Must successfully pass a medical examination with a Drug Screening Test, and subsequent random drug testing.
  • Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation.