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Duties and responsibilities include police and security work under the direction of a Sergeant or higher-ranking officer. In addition to the traditional role of a police department, the Boston College Police Department carries out a variety of proactive educational, outreach and crime prevention programs. We deliver professional and high-quality services with sensitivity to the unique concerns of the University community.

As part of a service-oriented department, patrol officer’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Patrolling the campuses and other assigned areas owned or controlled by Boston College on foot, and/or by various police vehicles and police dispatching;

Ensuring compliance with University rules and regulations as well as the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to protect life and property;

Providing crime prevention information, developing partnerships with the community and serving as a proactive resource to the community;

Providing building security including locking doors;

Investigating and preparing preliminary investigation reports;

Enforcing parking and traffic rules and regulating pedestrian movement and behavior;

Providing first aid treatment and emergency medical transport to the college community as needed;

Exercising police powers by making arrests and assisting in the prosecution of criminal offenses.

Officers may work as part of a public safety detail for University and athletic events including events involving work with other law enforcement agencies. Police Officers may also receive training and/or be delegated responsibility for additional work assignments that include Bicycle or Motorcycle Patrol, Investigations, Field Training Officer, Force Options/Defensive Tactics Instructors, Range Instructors, Background Investigator, Training Unit Instructor, Accreditation, and Crime Prevention Officer.

Must have the ability to maintain composure and perform under stressful conditions and to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Must be able to work all schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Boston College conducts background checks, including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination and booster as part of the hiring process.

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