Smith College Campus - Corporal

Job Overview

Department Smith College Campus Police Department
Job TitleCorporal
Location Northampton, MA

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Smith College Campus Police Department, MA




Essential Functions

  • Assist in community events
  • Help coordinate, assist and present crime prevention programs
  • Patrol the campus grounds and buildings by vehicle, foot or other approved means.
  • Respond to incidents within the Campus jurisdiction along with Officers and assume control and direction of the Campus Police response.
  • Follow, enforce and report violations of all Department and College rules, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures through the chain of command by reports, memos and verbal communication.
  • Attend Department Staff meetings.
  • Supervise personnel assigned to events, parties and other situations that occur on the assigned shift. Ensure crowd control, fire safety and proper security staffing.
  • Receive, investigate, document and respond to complaints from the College community, including all types of crimes.
  • Enforce parking rules and regulations.
  • Assess incidents and request backup aid from the Northampton Police or Northampton Fire department as necessary according to established protocols.
  • Administer first aid and CPR to injured people; transports ill/injured people to Health Services and/or arrange for ambulance transport to local hospitals in accordance with established procedures. Assist Health Services staff with patients as needed.
  • Comply with and enforce all State and local laws within the College's authority and with all College policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that Departmental staffing levels are maintained in accordance with established procedures and policies. Replace officers on sick leave to meet established minimum shift staffing standards. Call in additional staff in order to meet the needs of emergency or other situations on the campus. Consult with the Sergeant, Lieutenant, Chief or their designee when appropriate.
  • Maintain criminal justice certifications as required by the Chief of Police. Attend training, seminars and meetings as assigned.
  • Responsible for ensuring that arrests and protective custody are proper under the applicable laws; that prisoners are given those rights afforded under State and Federal Laws, that all Department and court paperwork is completed in a timely manner; that prisoner injuries are documented in writing and first aid is rendered; transport to the lockup, hospital or court is accomplished in a safe manner; that booking paperwork is completed including an assessment of suicide risk and that a suicide monitor is in place while the person is under the Department's control. Responsible for ensuring constant suicide monitoring of prisoners, meals are provided at regular intervals and that bail is offered according to accepted court practice.
  • Ensure a prompt response to health and safety hazards in the Department's patrol areas. Perform visual inspections and identifies safety, lighting and other hazards. Take corrective action.
  • Testify at court or other hearings on behalf of the Department. Coordinate court appearances, acts as court officer as assigned.
  • Act as a resource to Officers and other staff as a problem-solver and mentor.
  • Cross trained in dispatch
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

  • Completion of a Full-Time Academy (Special State/SSPO or Municipal)
  • Three years’ experience in law enforcement, preferably on a college campus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and strong decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to manage emergency situations.
  • Reliability over the years of service here at Smith College.
  • While not required, preference may be given to candidates with an Associate’s Degree or higher among candidates with similar qualifications.
  • Must have a valid Drivers’ License.
  • Must hold CPR and First Responder Certification.
  • Must hold a License to Carry firearms (LTC).

Highly Competitive Salary

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About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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