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Berklee College of Music
Police Captain

Position Title: Police Captain
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Line Supervision

Hiring Agency

Agency: Berklee College of Music
Address: 855 Boylston Street
City: Boston
State: MA    Zipcode: 02216
Contact: Collette Jackson
Phone: 617-747-6313
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

Subject to the supervision of the Senior Director/Chief of Police. The Police Captain is responsible for the immediate supervision and control of all sworn and non-sworn members under his/her command and is responsible for their efficiency and effectiveness as members of the department. He/she is also responsible for ensuring compliance with the Public Safety Department’s rules, regulations, policies, procedures, general orders, special orders, directives and appropriate statutes and law by subordinates under his/her command. He/she also performs various functions relating to either administration or operation of the department as directed by the Senior Director/Chief of Police. The Police Captain, as with all members of the sworn force, works in partnership with the Berklee community to maintain law and order, protect students, staff and visitors.

The Police Captain manages the entire patrol section of the police department with regard to the delivery of police, security, and emergency medical services to the college community. The Captain must regularly assess the proficiency of patrol and operational procedures and help to ensure that the college environment is kept in a safe manner with the maximum attention paid to community needs and safety and security concerns. The Captain supervises Police officers and Dispatchers to ensure compliance with department and college policies and procedures. Must be willing to work flexible hours. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Manages and overseas the day-to-day operations of the police patrol section. Responsible for the leadership and administration of police operations and development and implementation of policies to safeguard college personnel and property. Promote community-policing initiatives on an ongoing basis to develop a positive working relationship with the community.
Coordinate the training of department personnel, particularly with regard to mandatory in-service training required for sworn personnel to maintain police powers. Assign professional development training and mandate certain training programs for department personnel when necessary.
Works closely with other departments on campus exchanging and sharing information critical to maintaining the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors. Assist departments with the coordination of security coverage for campus events.
Maintain a positive working relationship with local, state, federal and campus law enforcement agencies. Share and exchange information relative to security issues, crime trends, investigations and joint training opportunities.
Management of police department personnel, including interviewing and recommending candidates for hire, evaluation of performance and coordination of progressive discipline. Handle other related duties as assigned.
Provide direct daily management support of various operational aspects of the police operations function.
Directly supervise the Dispatchers, Campus Safety Liaisons (CSL) and assigned Police Officers.
Maintain attendance records and establish work schedules for Dispatchers and Police Officers.
Ensure Dispatchers maintain emergency communications proficiency by conducting monthly BENS’ tests.
Maintain professional training standards and certifications for Dispatchers and Police Officers.
Manage the use, and daily distribution of portable radios, and related patrol equipment. Document issues and problems with issued equipment, and control center related supporting systems.
Manage the issuance of building keys and equipment assigned to both security officers and police officers for their respective assigned shift and duties. Maintain records of issued equipment and its return at the end of shift noting any defective equipment or issues.
Maintain the operational readiness of the control center equipment: mutual radio systems, security cameras, Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS), life safety and fire alarms, voice logger, Automated Reporting Management Systems (ARMS).
Responsible for the proper uniform appearance of all police and dispatcher assigned uniforms and equipment.
Responsible for the maintenance, general service, fuel and assigned equipment to the patrol vehicle, conducting annual reviews of MA drivers license to ensure they are currant for all authorized personnel. The timely reporting of any vehicle issues, accidents or damage to the vehicle.
Responsible for the annual training requirements to include: State Police annual on-line examinations, in service training, legal update training, candidate background investigations, internal affairs investigations, assist with emergency management drills and tabletops, assist with Title IX investigations.
Conduct training with various departments within the college.
Manage, conduct or supervise any external investigations or complaints brought to the attention of the Public Safety Department. Coordinate with internal departments such as: Student Affairs, Residence Life, The Counseling Center and others as appropriate.
Maintain the Clery Daily Crime and Fire log. Follow up on Clery reportable incidents including the submission of the Annual Clery report.
Is responsible to ensure that sworn officers are enforcing and complying with the general laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the policies, procedures, rules, directives, regulations and standard operating procedures of Berklee College and its Public Safety Department.
Has management responsibility for the operational and administrative functions associated with the investigation of on-campus crimes, as well as serious incidents that occur off campus that may involve Berklee community members.
Ensures all Title IX incidents are investigated thoroughly and proper notifications are made within the Berklee community.
Contributes to Clery Act compliance by classifying offenses, maintaining accurate records of reported crimes and ensuring that proper, timely warnings and advisories have been issued as appropriate.
Oversees the analysis of crime trends on-campus and develops patrol and investigative strategies accordingly.
Also assists the Senior Director/Chief of Police with the investigation of all Berklee community complaints and internal affairs investigations.
Coordinates the presentation of all crime prevention materials and programs to the Berklee community.
Is responsible to ensure that proper dissemination of Public Safety records to other internal campus departments and external constituents is prompt, complete and legal.
Is responsible for coordinating the procurement of all property, supplies, documents and forms required and needed by the sworn force.
Is responsible for the proper care and maintenance of Public Safety motorized vehicles.
Shall assist the Senior Director/Chief of Police as required or directed.

Police Officers, Dispatchers, Campus Safety Liaisons.

May require working occasional evenings/weekends/special events and must be available for an emergency call-in basis. Valid unrestricted U.S. Driver's License, with an insurable or satisfactory driving history.

Job Location Code:
Berklee College of Music (BCMB)
Job Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Job Type:
Posting Date:
Required Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement (Master’s Degree Preferred).
Graduate of the Massachusetts State Police Academy, or a full-time (22 week) municipal police academy recognized by the Municipal Police Training Committee.
Police experience at the federal, state, municipal, or campus police level.
Successfully complete a pre-employment medical exam and psychological evaluation.
Successfully complete a pre-employment background investigation.


The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

*** Application Instructions Specific to this Position ***

Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:

Cover letter that addresses the applicant’s capabilities and experiences.
A resume or CV.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.

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Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.


Required Skills:
Graduate of an advanced Police Executive Development Program, i.e. Southern Police Institute (SPI) or the F.B.I. National Academy or other equivalent program of study.
Minimum 10 years police supervisory experience at the rank of Sergeant or higher.
Must be able to meet the requirements to obtain Massachusetts Special State Police Powers Chapter 22, Section 63.
Must possess a Class A Large Capacity Unrestricted License to Carry Firearms (M.G.L. c.140 sec.131).
Experience and knowledgeable in Incident Command and Emergency Preparedness.
Possess a thorough understanding of the Accreditation process through the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission.
Excellent oral, written communication and supervisory skills.
Ability to operate effectively in stressful and emergency situations.
Knowledge of administrative procedures, budget preparation and management practices, and supervisory practices and procedures.
Knowledge of law enforcement best practices and procedures and applicable laws, rules and regulations, and the skills to apply them.
Skill in managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and impartially.
Computer proficiency and thorough knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.).
Demonstrated capacity to develop and foster effective working relationships with individuals and organizations reflecting a broad range of identities, perspectives and experiences.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 05/21/2018

Application Period Ends: 08/31/2018

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $0.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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