Job Description Summary
The Sergeant supervises personnel of equal or lesser rank, performing varied and detailed duties in planning, assigning, and directing the activities of subordinates. The Sergeant monitors and evaluates the performance of subordinates and provides written documentation meeting the requirements of Babson College’s formal evaluation process. The Sergeant may be assigned as a shift patrol supervisor or to any special assignments.
Generally working under the supervision of the Assistant Director/Operations Lieutenant, a Sergeant shall have immediate control of the personnel under his/her command and shall be held strictly accountable for their efficiency, discipline, appearance, and general good conduct to ensure enforcement and compliance with the General Laws of the Commonwealth and the policies, procedures and regulations of Babson College, consistent with the interests of protecting the lives and property of the members of the Babson College community. In absence of any superior officer, the Sergeant shall assume complete charge of the department.
• Maintains total familiarity with all applicable state laws and the policies and procedures of the Public Safety Department and with the rules and regulations of Babson College. Shall assist and instruct personnel under his/her command in the proper performance of their duties, giving special attention to new officers serving in the department or reassigned to a new shift.
• Responsible for maintaining records, logs and files; reports in writing to a superior officer any cases of misconduct, incompetence, neglect of duty, or violation of Babson College rules and regulations or Public Safety Department policies and procedures on the part of such personnel.
• Responsible for patrolling the campus regularly in addition to visiting with each person assigned to their shift as often as practical to ensure their efficiency.
• Reviews and signs written reports submitted by subordinates, accepting responsibility for the completeness, correctness, and accuracy thereof.
• Responds to or provides back-up assistance on all potential disturbances and emergency calls.
• Identifies the need to follow up written incident reports by coordinating follow up investigations with the initial officer or others.
• Investigates and documents all accidents in which on-duty members of the Public Safety Department are involved.
• Conducts roll calls and inspections of subordinates.
• Actively involved in carrying out Crime Prevention and Community Policing programs.
• Acts as a member of the supervisory and management team of the Public Safety Department and as such is expected to devote him/herself to promoting the fulfillment of the mission and values of the Public Safety Department among those s/he supervises and serves.
• Assumes additional assignments and responsibilities as required.
Minimum Level of Education Required A Bachelor’s degree in law enforcement,
criminal justice, or a related field is required. Experience and training may be substituted for the educational requirement on the basis of two years of directly related experience for each year of education. All Babson College Police Officers are eligible to apply for this position, regardless of their length of service with the Babson College Police Department.
Additional Required Skills & Abilities
• A minimum of three years of experience as a full-time police officer, or two years full-time police supervisory experience in a campus/municipal public safety agency is preferred
• Thorough knowledge of modern public safety and police practices in the areas of patrol, communications/dispatching, emergency medical/first responder services, investigation and crime prevention, with a demonstrated understanding and commitment to the principles of community policing
• Thorough understanding of Babson College’s rules and regulations and the Public Safety Department’s policies and procedures
• Strong human relations skills
• Demonstrated ability to analyze emergency and non-emergency situations and develop effective courses of action
• Strong ability in written and oral expression
• Thorough knowledge of criminal laws, court procedures and alternative administrative practices
• Demonstrated commitment to the mission of providing law enforcement and security services in a multi-cultural community that recognizes, values and utilizes the individual differences and contributions of all people
• Knowledge of modern management practices and problem-solving methods
• Strong familiarity with and knowledge of the operating procedures of various Babson College departments such as Community Standards, Residence Life, IT, and others with whom constant interaction is required.
• Strong technology skills in the use of the Criminal Justice Information Systems ( CJIS ), Information Management Corporation’s Records System ( IMC ), alarm access control and monitoring system (Ccure) as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
Appointees must be willing to work flexible hours, schedules and overtime assignments.
The Sergeant must already possess, or obtains and retains authority as a special state police officer in accordance with Massachusetts General Law c. 22c sec. 63. The Sergeant must meet the educational and training academy requirements in order to be certified as a Special State Police Officer. The Sergeant must meet all the requirements of becoming a Special Police Officer in the Town of Wellesley. Retention of valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator’s License, Firearms and/or Firearm Identification Licenses is required.
Appointees to the Police Sergeant position must successfully complete a one year probationary period. Permanent and continuing appointment is contingent upon successful completion of such training programs as designated by the Director of Public Safety.
Mental and Physical Requirements:
Appointees should be in good mental and physical condition, and subject to psychological evaluations and drug testing as may from time to time be prescribed by the Director of Public Safety.
Additional Experience, Skills & Abilities:
• Specialized training in supervision, management, investigations, crime prevention, community policing or other law enforcement, security and public safety techniques or certifications is desired.