University of Massachusetts Medical School

Assistant Director, Public Safety

Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
Job Location 3 months ago(11/17/2020 12:34 PM)
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Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional




The University of Massachusetts Medical School is seeking a qualified applicant to become a member of the leadership team focused on maintaining a safe environment for faculty staff, patients and visitors. The Department maintains a strong community-oriented presence with a visible presence in the school and hospital environment completing regular patrols and responding to emergencies and calls for service. In addition, the department maintains a full-time dispatch center with civilian dispatchers responsible for call taking and dispatching of police units.  All Police Officers are sworn under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 75. Section 32A, have the same law enforcement authority as Municipal Police, and are trained at Municipal Police Academies.




  • Supervise, direct, and assign all department personnel, including sworn officers and civilians in the performance of their duties
  • Manage the daily functions of the Police Department, including any criminal or security investigations
  • Prepare staffing and security plans for all campus events and acts as the liaison between the Police Department and the University’s senior leadership
  • Ensure that all federal, state and local laws or ordinances and UMMS and/or Police Department policies, procedures and practices are adhered to
  • Prepare reports and presentations for both the Director and senior leadership
  • Assist with overseeing Emergency Management program for the medical school and hospital
  • Complete Clerical reports as needed and serve as a key member of the Accreditation program for police department.
  • Perform the duties of a police officer or superior officer as needed
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Graduate of the Massachusetts Municipal Police Officer’s Training Academy or able to obtain exemption from Municipal Police training Academy for full time Massachusetts Municipal Academy
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university required
  • 5 years of supervisory experience with at least 2 years at the rank of lieutenant or higher
  • On-Call 24 hours
  • Extensive training and experience in criminal investigation and community policing strongly encouraged. Specific experience in policing issues in health care or higher education preferred
  • Execute all lawful orders received from a superior officer and shall familiarize themselves with applicable state statutes and regulations, and applicable department written policy
  • Conduct periodic inspections to ensure that supervisors/officers are meeting expectations
  • Delegate sufficient and appropriate authority and shall supervise the work of subordinate employees closely, holding frequent conferences to guide and direct the activities of the department
  • Ensure that supervisors uniformly and fairly enforce all department rules and directives;
  • Meet with subordinate employees concerning their problems, responsibilities, interests and activities and exert every effort to maintain efficiency and morale at the highest level possible
  • Encourage subordinate employees to maintain good working relations with public and private agencies whose work supports the missions and goals of the campus
  • Must hold or be eligible to receive a valid license to carry firearms in Massachusetts and received federal security clearances as required.
  • Must successfully pass written and psychological qualifying examination
  • The position is subject to successful background review

Additional Information


  • Master’s Degree
  • Working knowledge of Massachusetts General Law



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