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For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world.  We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future.  That’s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape. 


Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.


The Sergeant assists with the management of the Public Safety Department. Responsibilities include:


  • Performing crowd control at campus events
  • Responding quickly in emergency situations
  • Investigating suspicious activities and abnormal incidents within jurisdiction during assigned shift
  • Access control
  • Maintenance of shift duty logs, daily reports, incident reports and all required paperwork
  • Counseling, advising, motivating and, when necessary, disciplining assigned personnel according to Department policies and procedures
  • Conducting or aiding in training programs with the site-training officer
  • Informing and updating all Public Safety and patrolling officers of new / revised policies and procedures
  • Performing inspection of officers' uniforms, personal appearance and equipment.
  • Will be expected to work various shifts, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, and meet on-call responsibilities
  • Schedule may include nights and weekends, though may be expected to work various other shifts, including days,holidays, and meet on-call responsibilities.
  • May work alone for long periods of time both indoors and outdoors 

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.




  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • A minimum two years' of experience in police or other public safety related areas (preferably in a college setting)
  • A valid, unrestricted MA driver's license
  • Possession and retention of valid license to carry a firearm (large capacity) in accordance with MGL Ch. 140 sec. 131
  • Successfully complete annual firearms training
  • Obtain and retain minimum certification in Monadnock baton and Oleoresin Capsicum
  • Meet all requirements / maintain all certifications under MA General Law, Chapter 22C, Section 63 as Special State
    Police Officer and be warranted to receive police powers by the MA State Police Certification Unit
  • Must be eligible for appointment as Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff and Worcester County Deputy Sheriff within the state of MA
  • Obtain and retain certification as a First Responder as well as CPR/AED
  • Strong organizational and computer skills

The Department of Campus Police/ Public Safety has adopted and follows General Laws of MA Chapter 41: Section 101A pertaining to tobacco smoking.




  • A bachelor or associates degree in Criminal Justice
  • Dispatch experience

Physical requirements:


  • Ability to walk, drive and lift in excess of 50 lbs. 

MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a substantial health/dental insurance subsidy, generous holiday/vacation policy, and a significant pension plan contribution.


Please attach a cover letter and a resume.  No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check and a psychological evaluation as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are welcome to apply.