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Police Lieutenant – Station Commander – 20001653

Founded in 1852, Tufts today is recognized as a transformative private university dedicated to educating new leaders for a changing world. Tufts’ unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty, and staff who thrive in an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. Residing on four domestic campuses in Massachusetts (Medford/Somerville, Boston Health Sciences, Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, and Grafton), in addition to an overseas campus in Talloires, France, the University serves over 11,500 students engaged in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Tufts offers more than 70 undergraduate degree programs, 30 interdisciplinary programs, as well as graduate degrees in 15 disciplines, including medical, dental, and veterinary sciences. Tufts University ranks #30 in National Universities in the 2021 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report.

 

This past summer, Tufts University President Anthony Monaco announced a commitment to making Tufts University an institution that combats racism in all forms, with a focus on creating a more equitable campus moving forward. As part of this campus-wide initiative, the Working Group on Campus Safety and Policing has outlined a vision for all of campus safety that is forward thinking, recognizes the values and perspectives of the entire Tufts community, and fully embraces anti-racist practices. Public Safety at Tufts will be an organization that uses restorative and transformative procedures and that values the wellbeing and safety of Black people, Indigenous people, People of Color, and historically marginalized individuals and communities.

The Position

Reporting to the Captain of Field Operations, the Lieutenant-Station Commander, Medford/Somerville provides comprehensive leadership and oversight for the campus, including the patrol function and supervision of Patrol Sergeants, Police Officers, and Campus Security Officers. The Lieutenant responds to emergency and non-emergency incidents and assumes command as needed, providing leadership, guidance, direction and resource coordination in compliance with university and Tufts University Department of Public Safety (TUDPS) policies and procedures. In the absence of an officer of higher rank, the Lieutenant assumes command of the department, keeping the command staff informed of any significant incidents or emergencies, and assumes the role of the shift supervisor in the absence of a Sergeant. The Lieutenant develops collaborative, long-term relationships with the campus and local community in order to create and guide initiatives that embody the department’s unwavering commitment to a community policing philosophy and engage in effective strategies and tactics designed to instill trust, while also offering thoughtful delivery of services, programs, and education to prevent crime and disorder.

 

As a member of the command staff, the Lieutenant actively contributes to the implementation of the strategic plan, providing direction and leadership to various initiatives and objectives designed to support the vision and goals within the plan, as well as providing leadership for staff assigned to other campuses in the absence of an assigned leader. When necessary or requested, the Lieutenant may be assigned leadership for important projects, field operations, training, shift supervision, administrative functions, or other special projects or events. The Lieutenant guides, mentors, assesses, and evaluates the performance of their assigned personnel, ensuring all staff are in compliance with department and regulatory policies and procedures.
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Tufts University

Equal Opportunity Employer –minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Police Lieutenant – Station Commander – 20001653

Founded in 1852, Tufts today is recognized as a transformative private university dedicated to educating new leaders for a changing world. Tufts’ unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty, and staff who thrive in an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. Residing on four domestic campuses in Massachusetts (Medford/Somerville, Boston Health Sciences, Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, and Grafton), in addition to an overseas campus in Talloires, France, the University serves over 11,500 students engaged in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Tufts offers more than 70 undergraduate degree programs, 30 interdisciplinary programs, as well as graduate degrees in 15 disciplines, including medical, dental, and veterinary sciences. Tufts University ranks #30 in National Universities in the 2021 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report.

 

This past summer, Tufts University President Anthony Monaco announced a commitment to making Tufts University an institution that combats racism in all forms, with a focus on creating a more equitable campus moving forward. As part of this campus-wide initiative, the Working Group on Campus Safety and Policing has outlined a vision for all of campus safety that is forward thinking, recognizes the values and perspectives of the entire Tufts community, and fully embraces anti-racist practices. Public Safety at Tufts will be an organization that uses restorative and transformative procedures and that values the wellbeing and safety of Black people, Indigenous people, People of Color, and historically marginalized individuals and communities.

 

The Position

Reporting to the Captain of Field Operations, the Lieutenant-Station Commander, Medford/Somerville provides comprehensive leadership and oversight for the campus, including the patrol function and supervision of Patrol Sergeants, Police Officers, and Campus Security Officers. The Lieutenant responds to emergency and non-emergency incidents and assumes command as needed, providing leadership, guidance, direction and resource coordination in compliance with university and Tufts University Department of Public Safety (TUDPS) policies and procedures. In the absence of an officer of higher rank, the Lieutenant assumes command of the department, keeping the command staff informed of any significant incidents or emergencies, and assumes the role of the shift supervisor in the absence of a Sergeant. The Lieutenant develops collaborative, long-term relationships with the campus and local community in order to create and guide initiatives that embody the department’s unwavering commitment to a community policing philosophy and engage in effective strategies and tactics designed to instill trust, while also offering thoughtful delivery of services, programs, and education to prevent crime and disorder.

 

As a member of the command staff, the Lieutenant actively contributes to the implementation of the strategic plan, providing direction and leadership to various initiatives and objectives designed to support the vision and goals within the plan, as well as providing leadership for staff assigned to other campuses in the absence of an assigned leader. When necessary or requested, the Lieutenant may be assigned leadership for important projects, field operations, training, shift supervision, administrative functions, or other special projects or events. The Lieutenant guides, mentors, assesses, and evaluates the performance of their assigned personnel, ensuring all staff are in compliance with department and regulatory policies and procedures.

Qualifications
A minimum of five years of law enforcement experience, with three additional years of law enforcement supervisory experience, is required. A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field, with ten or more years of experience, is strongly desired. Demonstrated progressive leadership and proficiency in law enforcement and investigative principles and practices, response procedures, police authority and jurisdiction, and constitutional and criminal law is expected. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated commitment to providing leadership in building equitable, diverse, and inclusive environments; the ability to interpret and enforce laws and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially, and apply strategic thinking to individual situations; and the ability to multitask and manage complexity. Effective communication and interpersonal skills, great attention to detail, knowledge and understanding of the principles of ICS and NIMS, strong organizational and documentation skills, and demonstrated experience and proficiency with investigative databases, technologies, resources, and networks are required. Knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of community-oriented policing, crime prevention, and problem solving are also essential. The successful candidate must possess an active motor vehicle operator’s license in good standing, and possess or be able to obtain a current and valid MA class A LTC, a certified Mass State Police SSPO, a Middlesex, Suffolk, and Worcester County Deputy Sheriff powers, and applicable city or town special police authority as deemed necessary by the department.

Application and Nomination

Review of applications will begin February 19, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at jsd@spelmandjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the Tufts University website at https://www.tufts.edu/.

Tufts does not discriminate in admissions, employment, or in any of its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, stalking, sexual exploitation, sexual exploitation and coercion, relationship/intimate partner violence and domestic violence), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Retaliation is also prohibited. Tufts will comply with state and federal laws such as M.G.L. c. 151B, Title IX, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment and Rights Act, Executive Order 11246, and other similar laws that prohibit discrimination, all as amended. Tufts is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. More detailed Tufts policies and procedures on this topic may be found in the OEO Policies and Procedures page.

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