Police Officer I (Police Officer, Front-line Patrol) Eligibility List for Anticipated Vacancies
Bridgewater State University
Location: Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 20790
Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students, focused on the continuous improvement of its people, and responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater's accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking, pursuit of new knowledge,and deeper understanding, the cultivation of meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships, and fostering an appreciation for global engagement, all aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.
Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.
Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Bridgewater State University Police Department is charged with the protection of the lives and property of more than 12,000 Bridgewater State University students, faculty, staff, and visitors on nearly 300 acres of University land and 38 major buildings, as well as the streets and other passageways adjoining University property. Police Department staff work with community members to prevent crime, solve problems, and take proactive steps to make Bridgewater State University as safe as possible. All BSU Police Officers attend municipal police academy training and have full police authority on campus and throughout the town of Bridgewater. The Department enforces all state laws, including motor vehicle laws, as well as university rules and regulations. In addition the department is made up of four major divisions; Headquarters, Operations, Administration, and Emergency Management & Legal Compliance. Within those divisions are several bureaus and units such as the Patrol Bureau and Detective Bureau. The department is members of the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (SEMLEC) SWAT, Search & Rescue, Crisis Negotiation, Detectives, and Mobile Command. BSUPD also belongs to the Whitman-West Bridgewater-East Bridgewater-Bridgewater-Bridgewater State University Police (WEB) regional major crimes and drug task force. BSUPD is widely recognized as the premier state university police department in Massachusetts.
We are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.
Police Officer I; Front-line Patrol Eligibility List for Anticipated Vacancies
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Tour of Duty and Schedule: TBD by shift bidding process; subject to change according to departmental needs. (Full-time, 12-month AFSCME position)
Must be available for off-shift overtime, including compulsory callbacks.
Area of Assignment: University Wide – Bridgewater
This is an AFSCME unit position and is subject to the terms of the current AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.
Patrols assigned areas on foot, in a patrol vehicle, or by specialized means to ensure the safety of persons and security of buildings and grounds.
Protects 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 goods and persons; investigating complaints and reports of suspicious activity; mediating disputes; and inspecting buildings, grounds, fire lanes and emergency exits for compliance with safety standards to ensure campus security.
Exercises police powers in fair and equitable manner by making arrests, conducting searches, restraining violent persons, transporting persons under restraints and advising suspects of their constitutional rights to prosecute violators and to prevent further violations of law.
Investigating crimes, explosions and suspicious fires by interviewing witnesses, victims and others; preserves crime scenes and fires sites for examination by experts; and collects physical evidence to aid in locating and apprehending suspects and in preparing cases for prosecution.
Investigates traffic accidents on campus by operating breathalyzers and other chemical detection devices to determine liability and by measuring skid marks to determine vehicle speed at the time accidents occurred.
Assists the courts or grand juries by serving summonses, warrants and capiases; presenting evidence; testifying as witness; reporting case developments; and arranging for appearance of witnesses to provide information necessary for the prosecution of cases.
Enforces traffic and safety regulations by directing traffic; assisting operators of disabled motor vehicles; assisting pedestrians in crossing streets; writing traffic tickets; inspecting licenses, permits and registrations for validity; and arranging for snow removal or sanding to ensure the orderly flow of traffic and prevent accidents.
Operates such equipment as two-way radios, laptop and computers, facsimile transmitters or receivers, base stations, public address system, emergency medical equipment, office machines, firearms and riot control equipment.
Perform related duties such as cooperating and sharing information with other agencies; notifying designated personnel of emergencies; writing reports such as activity reports, daily logs, investigative reports and stolen vehicle recovery reports; maintaining records on lost-and-found items, criminal records and files on known criminals; assisting in the evacuation of residents in fire drills; assisting in firefighting operations; administering first aid to injured persons.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.
Passion for and commitment to social justice, racial justice, and civic engagement.
Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Completion of the probationary period
Must have a current and valid Massachusetts driver's license.
Ability to exercise sound judgment
Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression
Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and emergency situations
Ability to make decisions and act quickly in dangerous or emergency situations
Ability to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress
Ability to deal tactfully with others
Ability to establish rapport with persons from different ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others
Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Ability to maintain accurate records
Ability to assemble items of information in accordance with established procedures
Ability to utilize investigative techniques to obtain information
Ability to gather information through observing individuals
Ability to gather information by examining records and documents;
Ability to accurately record information provided orally
Ability to gather information through questioning individuals
Ability to conduct interviews
Ability to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner
Ability to give written instructions in a precise, understandable manner
Ability to adapt to varying work situations
Ability to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time
Physical stamina and endurance
Ability to lift heavy objects or persons
Ability to prepare general reports
Ability to prepare written reports
Ability to understand, apply and explain the policies, procedures, specifications guidelines and standards governing assigned unit activities
Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of data, to draw conclusions and to make appropriate recommendations
Ability to use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling
Ability to read, write and comprehend the English language
Ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols
Ability to perform arithmetic computations with speed and accuracy (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities
Ability to operate a motor vehicle
Ability to coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives
Previous experience in law enforcement and knowledge of Massachusetts police procedures, fire prevention methods and emergency medical procedures.
Graduate of full time Municipal Police Academy Training certified and approved by the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) (or equivalent, as determined by the Chief of Police & MPTC).
Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please complete and submit this electronic form: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?BridgewaterStateUniv&layout_id=18
Resume and cover letter not required, but appreciated.
Special requirements: This position is subject to a background check. Applicants must be prepared to provide all original documents listed below:
Citizenship Documents (naturalized citizen)
Social Security Card
High School Diploma
Valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License
License to Carry a Firearm
First Responder or EMT Certification
Police Academy Certificates (as applicable)
Military DD 214 (if applicable)
Selective Service Registration Card
Most recent semi-automatic firearms qualification
Most recent Straight/Expandable Baton certification
Most recent chemical agent/organic spray certification
Any other professional training documents candidates wish to have considered Additional
Requirements & Conditions:
Must include an email address on the application.
Must be able to pass fit-for-duty medical exam and psychological examination.
Must be able to obtain a License to Carry Firearms from the police department where they reside.
Must be able to, qualify with department firearms through a department certified firearms instructor.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.
Medical or Religious Exemptions
An employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and are strongly encouraged to test weekly through the university's Wellness Center. We are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.