JOB SUMMARY: The Chief of Police/Director of Campus Police is responsible for planning and directing the administrative, operational, and financial aspects of the department, which serves Lasell College and Lasell Village (a Continuous Care Retirement Community associated with Lasell College). The Chief/Director will be familiar with the challenges facing higher education, demonstrate an understanding of community policing, and be capable of managing the needs of multiple and diverse stakeholders. The Campus Police department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure living, learning, and working environment for all members of the communities it serves.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: These statements describe the principal duties of the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities. Employer has the right to add or change the job responsibilities at any time.
Plan, direct, and lead all administrative, operational, and financial aspects of a 24/7 department that currently includes a staff of 26 unionized and non-unionized employees serving Lasell College and Lasell Village.
Direct departmental initiatives that include police services, crime prevention, criminal investigation, dispatch/communications, training and education, electronic security technologies, parking management, transportation and shuttle services, fire and life safety, and emergency management/crisis response.
Support, sustain, and advance the missions and visions of Lasell College and Lasell Village through use of best practices in campus law enforcement, fire and life safety, and emergency preparedness.
Assure the protection of personnel, residents, visitors, and facilities in accordance with state and local laws, codes, and regulations, as well as Campus Police policies and procedures.
Foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the communities served.
Work closely with various departments including student affairs, risk management, facilities, and Title IX coordination.
Lead law enforcement and safety efforts during emergency situations.
Select, manage, and develop departmental staff and maintain a healthy working environment consistent with institutional values.
Serve as institutional liaison to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as needed.
Serve as a member of the team participating in collective bargaining discussions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred; ten (10) years of progressively responsible and related experience, preferably in higher education, including five (5) years of supervisory experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of policing in a campus environment; a clear understanding of the Clery Act and Title IX regulations and requirements relating to colleges; ability to model professional standards and behaviors; strong leadership, planning, and critical thinking skills; a commitment to mentoring, encouraging, and developing staff; strong oral and written communication skills; experience in disaster preparedness and emergency planning and management; demonstrated ability to coordinate multi-disciplinary responses to emergency or large scale events on or near campus; the ability to interact with others; and familiarity with Microsoft Office.
CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS A current State Police Warrant Certification, Class A License to Carry Firearms, and successful completion of the municipal basic Police Recruit Academy or the SSPO Campus Police Academy are desirable. A valid license to operate motor vehicles is required. Must meet College RMV driving requirements.
PHYSICAL AND VISUAL REQUIREMENTS (Pick the one from each category that best suits this position) Physical Effort: May require physical interactions with individuals when required to assume regular police duties. This may include, subduing and arresting individuals who may be actively resisting efforts to have them comply with lawful orders.
Visual: Above average visual effort with frequent exposure to visually demanding work involving detailed work.
WORKING CONDITIONS (Pick one from each category that best suits this job) What is the extent of exposure to unpleasant work conditions required in carrying out job duties?: Work performed in an environment requiring occasional exposure to weather extremes, fumes, odors, and/or loud noise.
Hazards: Regular exposure to job hazards, resulting in some injury, lost time, or threatening to one's personal health including total disability or death.
About Lasell University
An innovator in education for over 150 years, Lasell University today is a comprehensive coeducational university offering professionally oriented bachelor's and master's degree programs. Our 50-acre campus is located in suburban Newton, Massachusetts-within eight miles of downtown Boston at the heart of the Route 128 high-tech corridor.
We are known for helping students make the connection between classroom lessons and real life through hands-on activities such as internships, practicum, service learning, and meaningful projects.