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Police Officer -

Public Safety

Medford, Massachusetts



Tufts University

Medford, MA 02155







Application Deadline: NA




Public Safety supports the university community by providing services and programs that contribute to maintaining reasonably safe and secure campuses.


The Police Officer is responsible for contributing to the safety and security of the university community by providing protective services which includes patrolling university grounds and buildings to prevent and detect crime as well as enforcing state laws, local laws, university regulations and providing other related public safety services. She/he must receive, upon hire or promotion as well as annually, training on the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Process and its requirements, Ethics, Harassment, and the Department's mission, values, and goals.


The successful candidate will have the ability to apply the experience, knowledge and skills learned to support the department's mission to develop a safe and secure environment in an academic institution. She/he must be able to fully understand the community policing philosophy and the principles of crime prevention. He/she must also be committed to professional development and understand how it supports the department overall.



Basic Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Zero (0) to one (1) year of experience

  • Valid US driver's license

  • Ability to obtain and maintain: Police licenses (police powers), Massachusetts License To Carry, and other licenses may be required

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited full municipal police academy or equivalent

  • Ability to learn and use cruisers, radios, pistols and other assigned police equipment

  • Basic knowledge of computers and associated software programs for reports and email

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong ability to write reports in preparation for court or judicial hearings

  • Proven ability to organize projects and programs

  • Strong commitment to the community policing philosophy

  • Successfully complete a psychological and a physical exam

  • Willing to work rotating shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays and to report for duty at any time


Preferred Qualifications:


A minimum of one year of full time experience as a law enforcement officer or other acceptable related experience, ideally in a campus environment is highly valued.



Special Work Schedule Requirements:


Individual must be willing to work rotating shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays and to report for duty at any time.



Tufts University is an AA/EOE employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.



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