Police Officer , Boston University Police Department

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
02 Feb 2018
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Tracking Code 5454/B0118 Job Description

Boston University is a dynamic and vibrant research and higher education institution. We enjoy a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and visitors on two unique campuses; the Charles River Campus that occupies a two mile swath from iconic Kenmore Square to Packard’s corner in the City of Boston, and the Medical Campus located in the city’s dynamic South End.

With an overarching commitment to community policing, officers of the Boston University Police Department are committed to the safety, security and support of the 45,000 plus members of our community. The Boston University Police Department is a full-time, highly trained professional law enforcement agency with over 50 sworn officers.  We provide a wide array of services including responding to and investigating criminal activity, crime prevention and awareness, critical incident response and management, personal safety education, and medical assists to name a few.  We work collaboratively with other area colleges and universities, local and federal law enforcement to maximize the safety of our community from a myriad of potential threats.


All BUPD officers are certified by the Massachusetts Municipal Training Committee, which empowers us to enforce criminal law and to make arrests on campus and in the immediate environs. To learn more about our department please visit www.bu.edu/police/.


Required Skills

Although not required, an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is preferred. If you do not possess a degree, you will be strongly encouraged to take advantage of the very generous benefit offered by Boston University.


Valid Massachusetts driver’s license

Qualifications to possess a Massachusetts license to carry firearms

Good judgment and independent decision making

Understanding of community policing, compassion to the unique needs of college campus community

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Eligible to attend the Massachusetts Municipal Police Academy. If you possess a Reserve Academy or Special State Police Academy certification, you will be required to attend a municipal academy.

Candidates will be required to pass a comprehensive criminal and financial background check, psychological examination and pre-employment medical exam



Shift work is subject to collective bargaining agreements between the University and the Boston University Police Patrol Officers Association. Candidates must be able to work all shifts, including holidays and weekends.  Some forced shifts are to be expected.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories 

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular