Salem State University police officers are expected to exercise police powers and perform law enforcement duties including: foot, bicycle, personal transporter and vehicle patrol of Salem State University properties, respond to calls for service, render emergency medical aid, investigate matters and prepare preliminary, supplemental and follow-up investigative reports, issue parking, traffic, civil citations, file criminal complaints and summonses with the court, make custodial arrests, assist in the prosecution of violators of law, operate office equipment and computer systems, provide mutual aid to outside law enforcement agencies, provide crime prevention information, develop partnerships with the community and serve as a proactive resource to a uniquely diverse community, and professionally handle any other duties as assigned. Officers may work as part of a security detail for university special and athletic events including events working with other law enforcement agencies for dignitaries visiting the campus. Officers have the opportunity to participate in a number of assignments such as patrol officer, bicycle officer, residence hall liaison officer, detective, field training officer, use of force instructor, range instructor, officer-in-charge, honor guard and other various assignments. Campus Police Officers should have the ability to work extended hours on varying shifts under a variety of conditions and at times under stressful circumstances.
All Salem State campus police officers attend municipal police academy training and have full police authority on campus and throughout the town of Salem. The department enforces all state laws, including motor vehicle laws, as well as university rules and regulations.
Shift, Days Off and Meal Break: TBD by shift bidding process; subject to change according to departmental needs. Must be available for off-shift overtime, including compulsory callbacks.
Salary: $899.81 weekly/$46,790.38 annually
Please Note: This eligibility list will be accepting and processing applications on a rolling basis. This posting will be valid until December 31, 2020.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
Be eligible for appointment as a Special Police Officer under Massachusetts General Laws
Be able to pass a psychological fitness examination prior to hire
Be able to obtain and maintain a Massachusetts License to Carry (LTC) Class A High Capacity Firearms License
Be able to qualify bi-annually with required duty weapon
Be able to pass a comprehensive physical examination which includes drug screening prior to hire
Be able to successfully complete and pass a physical agility test prior to hire and maintain minimum standards for term of employment
Be able to successfully complete and pass a police recruit academy
Submit to ethics training as dictated by the Commonwealth and successfully pass an applicable examination
Previous law enforcement, security or equivalent military experience
Associate or baccalaureate degree in criminal justice
Possess current CPR and First Responder certifications
Campus Police Officers work under exposure to injury resulting from dangerous weapons, physical and verbal abuse and adverse weather conditions; may carry firearms; may operate motor vehicles at high speed for pursuit or emergency response purposes; work with people under physical and/or emotional stress; work alone in isolated or high-crime areas; walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; lift and carry heavy objects or people; may travel for job related purposes; and may be required to furnish private transportation for job-related travel for which mileage is reimbursed.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online. Resume and cover letter are not required, but are appreciated.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.