Campus Police Officer I (2 Openings)


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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
375 Church Street


Company Description:
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a dynamic and vibrant four-year public college located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1894, MCLA is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts State University System. MCLA is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national consortium positioned at the forefront of the conversation on the value of a liberal arts education. MCLA was named one of U.S. News and World Report's Top Public Schools in 2018.

Campus Police Officer I (2 Openings)
North Adams
Full Time
Law Enforcement/Security

The Department of Public Safety/Campus Police at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) invites applications for a Campus Police Officer I.  This is an armed position, Officer will patrol the campus buildings, grounds, and areas adjacent to the College, enforcing both state laws and MCLA rules and regulations.  This Officer will also ensure the safety, security and well-being of the College community through: investigating crimes and other incidents; restraining and/or arresting suspects when necessary; completing crime and incident reports; providing assistance to courts in prosecution cases; and performing other related work in accordance with campus needs. 

  • Eligibility for appointment as a Massachusetts Special State Police Officer under Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 22C, Section 63 and must obtain Special State Police Powers from the Massachusetts State Police without additional training
  • Must have graduated from a Massachusetts Special State Police Officer Academy OR Must have graduated from the Massachusetts MPTC full-time Academy OR Must have graduated from the MPTC (part-time) 372.5 hours Reserve/Intermittent Police Training Academy (including the 56 hour MPTC firearms training program) AND Must have been employed as an part-time police officer by a Municipal Police Department with a minimum of 2,000 hours of cumulative work experience OR Graduated from an accredited University/College, granted an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice or related field of study OR Graduated from an accredited University/College, granted a Bachelor Degree in any subject matter.
  • Must have and retain a valid driver's license
  • Must have or be able to obtain and retain a Massachusetts license to carry a firearm
  • Must be able to pass the following pre-employment examinations: fit-for-duty physical and psychological assessments under the auspices of the Campus Police Department, as well as a thorough background check to include Criminal Offender Records Information
  • Must have a criminal history free of ANY felony convictions
  • Must be able to stand and or walk for prolonged periods of time; while wearing issued and approved equipment (duty belt, protective body armor etc.).
  • Ability to lift heavy objects or persons and possess physical stamina and endurance
  • Must be able to work with diverse populations and have the ability to deal with young adults, faculty, and staff in a multicultural, multiracial environment
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to obtain a CPR/First Responder certification and training in the operation of Automated External Defibrillators, preferred
  • Ability to successfully complete initial and annual firearms qualification training
  • Ability to successfully complete annual in-service training requirements
  • Computer literacy in the department's law enforcement technology preferred, including: word processing, LEAPS, ID equipment, various alarm systems/computers, and other security-related software
  • Ability to obtain certification as a Law Enforcement Administration System Computer Operator
  • Ability to complete Incident Command System training
  • A basic knowledge and understanding of police procedures and how those procedures are adapted to an educational community, preferred
  • Ability to work varied work schedules and shifts based on assignment and the needs of the department/College
  • Must successfully complete the required Field Training Officer Program

Additional Information:

The shifts for these openings are Sa-We (8a-4p) w/ Th/Fr Off and Sa/Su (8a-4p) & Mo-We (4p-Mid) w/ Th/Fr Off though these shifts may be subject to change.

These are full-time, benefit-eligible, (Grade 16, Step 1) positions in the AFSCME bargaining unit.  Biweekly salary is $1,799.63.


Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit

Application Instructions:

Deadline for applications is October 22, 2021.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

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