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Campus Police Officer I

Police Force:Dept. of Mental Health, Massachusetts
Location:Massachusetts Mental Health Center
Salary:$33,681.18 to $43,856.02 Annually

Campus Police Officer I

Campus Police Officer I
Agency Name:Dept. of Mental 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:1
Facility Location:Massachusetts Mental Health Center
Application Deadline:03-07-2014
Apply Online:Yes
Posting ID:J39880

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

The incumbent of this position ensures the safety and security of a 24 hour psychiatric inpatient hospital. Conducts regular patrols of the building and provides access control to the facility. Responds to emergency calls within the building and provides patient escorts when directed. Patrols assigned Campus Police buildings and adjacent areas on foot or in a patrol vehicle to ensure the security of the buildings and grounds at institutions of higher education or at mental health, mental retardation or public health facilities. Guards against trespass theft, damage to property or injury to individuals by screening visitors; inspecting rooms, packages and vehicles for explosives, firearms and other contraband; controlling crowds; providing personal protection to individuals as required; conducting surveillance of high-crime areas; searching for missing good and persons; investigating complaints and reports of suspicious activity as well as mediating disputes.

Provides services to safeguard consumers, staff, visitors and the physical plant and grounds of the Mental Health Center in accordance with Department approved methods as determined by the Commissioner and defined by the Area Leadership. Provides security services to all departments, conducts rounds of the building and boundaries. Maintains security records and performs related work as required.

1. Assist in maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment by close observation of who enters the facility, checking ID?s and verifying their appropriate business in the building.
2. Provides support to clinical staff by responding to behavior calls and medical emergency calls in order to insure safety of clients, staff and any other persons present.
3. Performs security services by conducting regular rounds of building and grounds and checking office areas in order to insure the property is secure and that systems are operative.
4. Performs security services by preparing accurate and concise officers daily log, visitors log, incidents reports and police reports.
5. Monitors the Surveillance camera system and is familiar with its taping functions and playback capacity.
6. Monitors Alarm Systems such as the Panic, Intrusion and handicap call buttons. Responds as procedures dictate.
7. Transports and provides escort to various Inpatient clients also provides non- routine transportation at the request of the CPO II or Administration.
8. Attends all required annual trainings.
9. Patrols parking areas and reports any violations to supervisor and assists employees in determining available parking.
10. Standby with Contractors to insure clients avoid potential hazards until safety arrangements are met.
11. Conducts investigations as directed by supervisors and conducts on site searches for missing or AWA clients.
12. Maintains security awareness by providing key control.
13. Assists all visitors to the facility in a professional and courteous manner.
14. Maintains client/patient confidentiality.
15. Answers all calls to the main desk in a professional and courteous manner and re-directs calls if necessary.
16. Ensures that all persons wishing to use State vehicles are approved.
17. Ensures coordination of all client and staff transportation requests.


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:

Minimum of an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.

1. Ability to work with patients in a respectful and humane manner.
2. Ability to deal with the public and staff in effective communications.
3. Ability to follow written and oral instructions accurately
4. Ability to prepare written and oral reports.
5. Ability to make decisions and act quickly in dangerous or emergency situations.
6. Ability to exercise sound judgment.
7. Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of data, to draw conclusions and make recommendations.


This is a full time position
Hours: 2:45pm to 11:15pm
Days off: Monday and Tuesday

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.

Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34482


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