Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
The BCPD Patrol Sergeant reports to the Lieutenant,Bureau of Operations & Patrol Services but may also report to a person ofhigher rank and is responsible for first line supervision of sworn and civilianstaff under his/her command. The Patrol Sergeant responds to emergency andnon-emergency incidents and assumes command as needed, providing leadership,guidance, direction and resource coordination in compliance with University andBoston College Police Department policies and procedures. The Patrol Sergeantdevelops collaborative, long-term relationships with the campus and localcommunity in order to guide initiatives that embody the department's unwaveringcommitment to a community policing philosophy and engage in effectivestrategies and tactics designed to instill trust, while also offeringthoughtful delivery of services, programs, and education to prevent crime anddisorder.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The statements below are intended to describe the principal duties of thePatrol Sergeant. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all jobduties and responsibilities.
Provides support and direct supervision to personnel under his/hercommand.
Patrols all assigned areas observing, supervising, and instructing employees inthe performance of their duties.
Trains, coaches, directs and evaluates Dispatchers and Security Officers usingBoston College performance management guidelines.
Completes payroll timekeeping and scheduling to ensure 24/7 patrol coverage;approve or deny employee time-off requests and assign and monitor overtime asneeded or required.
Reviews police documentation including incident and accident reports foraccuracy, completeness, and compliance with Massachusetts laws, Clery, and withuniversity regulations.
Conducts employee, vehicle, and equipment inspections.
Provides training to employees and oversees training conducted by others. Thisincludes general oversight of Field Trainees on an assigned shift, and coordinationwith Field Training Officers involved. Conduct roll-call training at beginning of each shift.
Reviews and maintains compliance of department policies and procedures andAccreditation goals. Ensures that Officers understand and perform incompliance with department policies and procedures and Police Accreditation.
Cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating tointerdepartmental relations and mutual aid support.
Collaborates with many different departments within the university. Must buildstrong and supportive relationship with Student Affairs, Residential Life, andStudent Development. Performs other duties as assigned.
Salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Sergeants must have a thorough knowledge of modern police, security andpublic safety philosophies and techniques; knowledge and understanding ofPolice Reform initiatives, demonstratecommitment to providing leadership in building equitable, diverse, and inclusiveenvironments; the ability to interpret and enforce laws and regulations firmly,tactfully, and impartially, and apply strategic thinking to individualsituations; and the ability to multitask and manage complexity; familiarity anddemonstrated understanding of the concepts and importance of public safety in acampus environment, demonstrated understanding and commitment of crimeprevention and community policing philosophy; knowledge and understanding offire and security alarm systems and computerized communicationsequipment. Possesses a strong knowledge of effective techniquesrequired to supervise, train, and coach Patrol Officers, Dispatchers, SecurityOfficers, as well as civilian members under his/her command.
Uponappointment, must have earned an Associate's Degree and have Three years ofexperience as a police officer as determined by the Chief of Police (orexperience in equivalent area of responsibility) or Six years of experience asa police officer if a degree has not been earned. Must possess avalid MA driver's license, ability to be licensed in Massachusetts to carry afirearm (Class A Large Capacity), ability to receive Special Policeauthority under MGL22cs63, must be or have the ability to be certified as a LawEnforcement Officer by the MassachusettsPOST Commission, fulfillment of all of the additional statutory requirementsset forth by the Peace Officer and Standards Commission to maintain status asCertified Law Enforcement Officer under Chp. 6E Section 4, negative check onthe National Decertification Index, as well as any other certifications,authorities, powers or credentials as determined by the Chief of Police. Inaddition, may be required to oversee and or be responsible for the developmentof various programs and/or projects in specialty areas including but notlimited to patrol operations and community policing initiatives.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.