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Campus Police Officer I

Police Force:Dept. of Public Health, Massachusetts
Location:Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. 170 Morton Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Salary:$33,681.18 to $43,856.02 Annually

Campus Police Officer I

Campus Police Officer I
Agency Name:Dept. of Public Health
Official Title:Campus Police Officer I
Functional Title:Campus Police Officer I
Occupational Group:Police, Guard, Correctional
Position Type:Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time:Full-Time
Salary Range:$33,681.18 to $43,856.02 Annually
Bargaining Unit:02
Number Of Vacancies:2
Facility Location:Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. 170 Morton Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Application Deadline:02-07-2014
Apply Online:No
Posting ID:J39418

This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.

Maintains protection of buildings, grounds, equipment, patients, students, visitors, and personnel in a State hospital, facility, clinic or institution against possible loss or damage from theft, fire, vandalism, civil disorder, violence or other causes. May provide emergency first aid; may provide emergency coverage in various classifications; patrols Campus buildings, annex lot and adjacent areas; investigate crimes or other incidents; restrain or arrest suspects, when necessary; provide assistance to courts or grand juries in prosecution of cases, and performs related police work as required.


1. Patrols assigned campus buildings, adjacent areas and other properties on foot or in a patrol vehicle to ensure the security of the buildings or grounds at institutions or higher education or at mental health or public health facilities.
2. Guards against trespass, theft, damage to property, or injury to individuals by screening visitors, controlling crowds; providing personal protection as required; conducting surveillance of high crime areas; searching for missing goods and persons; investigating complaints and reports of suspicious activity, mediating disputes and inspecting, grounds, fire lanes, and emergency exits for compliance with safety standards to ensure campus security.
3. Exercise police powers by making arrests, searching prisoners, patients, or clients, restraining violent persons, transporting persons under restraints, and advising suspects of their constitutional rights. Serving and enforcing restraining orders.
4. Enforces laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as the rules and regulations of the hospital; investigates crimes and suspicious fires by interviewing witnesses, victims, and others, preserves crime scene and fire sites for examination by experts, collects physical evidence to aid in locating and apprehending suspects; and in preparing cases for prosecution.
5. Assists the courts or grand juries by serving summonses and warrants; presenting evidence, testifying as a witness; reporting case developments; and arranging for the appearance of witnesses to provide information necessary for the prosecution of a case. Serving and enforcing restraining orders.
6. Enforces campus traffic and safety regulations by directing traffic; assisting operators of disabled motor vehicles; assisting pedestrians in crossing streets, and writing traffic tickets. Inspecting and patrolling parking lots and enforcing traffic laws of the Commonwealth.
7. Operates such equipment as two-way radios or receivers, base stations, public address systems, emergency medical equipment, fire alarm system, gas alarms, panic alarms, burglar alarms, CCTV system and office machines.
8. Provides security and police services at Shelter for homeless as needed.
9. Provides security and police services for the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Correction Unit in emergency situations, when requested by the Shattuck Hospital Correction Unit.
10. Drives motor vehicles for the transportation of patients, Hospital staff, visitors and materials in emergency situations.
11. Performs police duties, such as cooperating and sharing information with other agencies, notifying designated personnel of emergency; writing reports, such as activity reports, daily logs, investigate reports and stolen vehicle recovery reports; maintaining records on lost and found items, criminal records and files on known criminals; assisting in fire fighting operations; administering first aid of injured persons; and raising and lowering flags.
12. Assisting in the search for lost or escaped patients on the hospital grounds and the return of patients to their assigned hospital areas.
13. Provides assistance to the DMH units by responding to all behavioral emergencies and disturbances. Restrain clients for the protection of themselves and others. Arrest and detain clients involved in crimes on the campus or as otherwise ordered by the court. Returns non-compliant DMH clients creating disturbances or unsafe conditions throughout the campus to their units. Restores peace to DMH unit disturbances. Stand-by during room searches pertaining to safety issues on campus. Stand by while medication is administered to potentially dangerous DMH clients. Patrol DMH units on a regular basis and perform the community policing model. Provides a ?show force?? as a preventative measure when requested by DMH staff. Provides one to one direct patient observation during emergency situations and provides details as requested.
14. Stand-by for emergency Section 12 restraining and detaining clients as legally ordered.
15. Provides police details on campus for construction, physical safety, and any other event on campus as determined by the CEO or designee.


Minimum Entrance Requirements: None.

Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Appointee must be eligible for appointment as a special police officer under Chapter 22C, Section 60 (DPH) and Section 59 (DMH & DMR) of the Massachusetts General Laws.

Preferred Qualifications:


*Appointee must be able to attend a ten (10) week training program for licensing as a Special Police Officer.

1. Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
2. Ability to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
3. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
4. Ability to deal tactfully with others.
5. Ability to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress.
6. Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression.
7. Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and emergency situations.
8. Ability to make decisions and act quickly in dangerous or emergency situations.
9. Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information.
10. Ability to exercise sound judgment.
11. Ability to establish rapport with others.
12. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
13. Ability to prepare general reports.
14. Ability to maintain accurate records.
15. Ability to read, write and comprehend the English language.
16. Ability to use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.
17. Ability to accurately record information provided orally.
18. Ability to gather information through questioning individuals.
19. Ability to gather information by examining records and documents.
20. Ability to assemble items of information in accordance with established procedures.
21. Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities.
22. Ability to gather information through observing individuals.
23. Ability to lift heavy objects or persons.
24. Ability to adapt to varying work situations.
25. Ability to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time.
26. Physical stamina and endurance


A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit, and click on ?Information for Job Applicants?

This is a Civil Service position. As applicable, preference for this position will be given to those candidates who are eligible for Civil Service/Con Test Reinstatement/
Reemployment or to those candidates who have passed the civil service examination for this job title, and who respond to the job certification that was recently issued for this location and/or to employees laid off or bumped from this title who are eligible for recall, and in accordance with Article 14 or applicable Collective bargaining requirements.

There are two positions available:

Position 1
Hours to be worked: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Days off: Monday and Tuesday

Position 2
Hours to be worked: 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Sunday and Monday. 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Days off: Tuesday and Wednesday

Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34334


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