Reporting directly to the Lieutenant, the Sergeant is responsible for the management of an assigned shift. The Sergeant directly supervises the police officers and manages the other staff assigned to the shift. The Sergeant is responsible for the proper implementation and execution of all routine shift operations.
Responsible for the supervision of the assigned shift including overseeing the Police Officers and Security Officers assigned to the shift. Staffing varies on each shift, but may also include a Lieutenant with major oversight and a lead security officer who assists with arranging breaks, etc for security officers. At other times the Sergeant may be the only supervisor on a shift.
Address matters on a shift such as proper operation and maintenance of police and security equipment, appropriate deployment of staff, assurance that shift staff meet department standards for conduct and dress, discipline of shift members as necessary including the immediate suspension for the duration of a shift of an employee for just cause, assurance that incidents are properly documented and that appropriate follow-up to incidents occurs, processing of all shift paperwork.
Each Sergeant is also assigned several specific responsibilities in addition to shift management. Examples of additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: arranging training sessions for the department, developing staffing schedules, overseeing security officers and/or student officers, researching and updating Department policies, arranging details, coordinating uniform ordering, overseeing equipment operations and operations unit, following up on all incident reports and assuring that all appropriate reports have been filed.
While not performing any of the above duties, the Sergeant may perform patrol duties.
Be eligible for appointment as a Special Police Officer under Chapter 22-c, Section 63 of Massachusetts General Law.
Have previous experience as a campus police officer including having completed six months as a Suffolk University Patrol Officer.( Internal Candidates Only)
Have a high school diploma or GED.
Be 21 years of age.
Be a U.S. Citizen or a Naturalized U.S. Citizen.
Be available to work any shift as assigned.
Have excellent communications and human relations skills.
Preferably, have valid CPR and First Aid certifications.
No prior felony record.
Have successfully completed a Campus Police Academy
Must possess a valid Massachusetts Drivers License
Must possess effective report writing skills
Ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time
Ability to walk/run as needed
Ability to walk up and down stairs
Climbing/Stooping/Reaching: Will bend, twist, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch and reach at or above shoulder level.
Ability to lift over 50 lbs.
Ability to pull/push over 50 lbs.
Ability to utilize human senses, sight, sound, touch, taste and smell
Fingering/Grasping: Perform tasks associated with typing, data entry, handwriting
Ability to work inside and outside of building during all types of weather
Must be able to physically detain, lift, and push or pull a human being
Must be physically able to operate and communicate using a variety of machines and equipment including radios, telephones, batons, automobiles, office equipment, etc.
Must be physically fit and able to defend community members and oneself from attack or physical assault
Exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.
Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.
Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment.
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About Suffolk University
Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.