• Reserve Sergeant

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Reserve Sergeant assists with the management of the Public Safety department on an on-call, per diem basis, to cover shifts as needed.


    • 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

    May be asked to work various shifts, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, and may work alone for long periods of time both inside and outdoors under varying climate conditions.


    Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.


    • Must be at least 21 years of age
    • Have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate
    • A minimum two years of experience in police or other public safety related areas (desired: college setting)
    • Valid, unrestricted U.S. driver's license within state of residence
    • Obtain and retain minimum certification in Monadnock Expandable baton and Oleoresin Capsicum
    • Obtain and retain certification as First Responder as well as CPR/AED
    • 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
    • Meet all requirements / maintain all certifications under MA General Law, Chapter 22C, Section 63 as Special State Police Officer; be warranted to receive police powers by MA State Police Certification Unit
    • Be eligible for appointment as Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff and Worcester County Deputy Sheriff within state of MA
    • Strong organizational and computer skills


    • Associate degree in Criminal Justice
    • Dispatch experience


    Please attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. 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 encouraged to apply.

    About Us

    MCPHS University, an innovator in health and professional education, is setting the pace in the health science fields. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Here, we are preparing future generations of global leaders and promoting systems to improve the health of the public.  In the midst of implementing an ambitious strategic plan that will bring us to our 200th anniversary in 2023, MCPHS offers meaningful work that benefits society overall, provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, and fosters a sense of connectedness and collaboration among our employees. We are a fast-moving, data-driven educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.


    Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at MCPHS University, please visit Careers at MCPHS.





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