Police Officer at Harvard University

Posted in Security 25 days ago.

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Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Harvard University

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Police Officer
Harvard University Police Department

Job Summary
Under the supervision of a Sergeant or higher ranking officer, patrols are assigned areas of Harvard University to protect life and property and to maintain a secure campus environment by assuring compliance with laws, rules and regulations.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Patrols campus buildings and adjacent areas on foot, on bicycle and/or in cruisers;

• Investigates crimes or other incidents;

• When required, retains or arrests suspects, provides assistance to courts and districts attorney's offices in the prosecution of cases.

• Guards against trespass, theft, damage to property or injury to individuals by diligent observation during patrol.

• Controls crowds;

• Provides personal protection when required;

• Investigates complaints and suspicious activity;

• Mediates disputes;

• Inspects grounds, buildings, fire lanes for compliance with safety standards;

• Exercises police powers by making arrests, searching prisoners, restraining violent persons, transporting persons under arrest or restraints;

• preserves crime scenes and fire sites;

• Administers first aid.

• Must work with members of the University community and develop relationship and partnerships to carry out team and organizational goals.

• Applies problem solving skills to address issues in the community.

• Prepares thorough and accurate incidents reports, investigative reports and follows-up when warranted.

• Overtime work, on occasion, shall be required.

• Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications
High School graduate/GED certificate required. Must be a US citizen and eligible to receive and obtain a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms. SSPO or MPTC Academy trained. Must hold an active Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operators License.
Additional Qualifications
Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or related field preferred. Must be able to perform duties under stressful conditions and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. No person, who has been convicted of a felony or any offense punishable under Chapter 94C of the Massachusetts General Laws, will be considered for employment.
Additional Information
Please note that a background check will be required for this position. Applications for the Police Officer positions will be considered through 5pm on Friday, February 7, 2020, at which time the posting will be closed.

Job Function
General Administration

Sub Unit

USA - MA - Cambridge

Harvard University Police Department

Time Status

12 - Harvard Univ Police Assoc

Salary Grade

Pre-Employment Screening
Criminal, Identity, License/Cert.