Western New England University Police Department

Chief Thomas Ford
Address 1215 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield MA 01109
Phone (413) 782-1411
Website https://www1.wne.edu/public-safety/

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
Western New England University - Certified Police Officer $55,000 July 31, 2024



Western New England University Police


The Western New England University Police Department is a progressive accredited policing agency that offers great opportunities for rising new as well as seasoned policing professional. The University offers a generous compensation and benefits package that includes tuition remission for full-time employees and their immediate family members.

The University Police Department provides 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 having successfully completed an approved full-time municipal police academy. Two years’ experience in law enforcement desired. Must be able to obtain Special Police authority in accordance with requirements set forth by the Police Officer Standards and Training Commission and the Massachusetts State Police.



Minimal Requirement 


- Successful completion of a recognized full time police academy. https://www.mass.gov/how-to/request-an-exemption-or-temporary-waiver

- 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 a background investigation.

- Must be able to pass a psychological examination and psychologically supportive individual interview.

- Must be able to pass initial and random drug tests throughout employment with the University Police Department.

- 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.

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