Western New England University - Certified Police Officer

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Department Western New England University Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Deadline Jul 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Springfield, MA
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Western New England University


Western New England University is a picturesque private New England university located  in the 16-Acres section of Springfield, Massachusetts. The University offers a generous compensation and benefits package that includes tuition remission for full-time employees and their immediate family members. We are currently looking for a qualified individual to serve as a University Police Officer.

The Western New England University Police Department is an accredited police department comprised of (18) certified full-time sworn police officers, (6) civilian Community Service Officers, (3) civilian Dispatchers, and (12) civilian Security Staff Assistants. 


  • Have a Massachusetts Police Training Committee certified police academy or a waiver of equivalency for out of state candidates. See M.P.T.C. website https://www.mass.gov/how-to/request-an-exemption-or-temporary-waiver
  • Be a U.S. citizen, have a high school diploma or equivalent, be at least 21 years of age
  • Candidates will be expected to pass an extensive background check, psychological & physical exams and have an acceptable driving record.
  • Must possess a valid Class D driver’s license.
  • Must be able to obtain certification in basic first aid and CPR.
  • Must be able to pass background investigation, psychological examination.
  • Must possess the ability to obtain a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms – Class A Large Capacity permit in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 140, Section 131.


Western New England University Police provide protection to the campus community and property with the primary goals to maintain peace and prevent crime. In addition to investigating complaints and incidents, the University Police enforce traffic and parking regulations, campus rules as well as Federal, State, and Municipal laws and ordinances. Through these efforts the University Police Department helps to ensure an educational environment that is both safe and conducive to learning.

Preference will be given to those candidates with prior policing experience. Candidates will obtain Special State Police authority in accordance with requirements set forth by the Police Officer Standards and Training Commission and the Massachusetts State Police. (MGL Ch. 22C Sec. 63)






Please direct questions regarding this position to dan.donohue@wne.edu

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