Shift Sergeant


The Lasell-Mount Ida College Police Department is seeking to fill the position of Shift Sergeant. This position is not covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The statements below are intended to describe the principal duties of persons assigned to this job. Lasell College has the right to add or change the job responsibilities at any time.
The Shift Sergeant supervises shifts, and performs duties related to the administration of shifts and the supervision of department employees. He/she will also assist in aspects of the department administration as directed or assigned by the Patrol Division Lieutenant.

  • Assign shift and detail employees to patrol sectors and other necessary assignments, and review and direct their work to ensure its completion. Disseminate important information to employees, assign equipment as appropriate, and conduct inspections to ensure employees are ready for duty. 
  • Inspect the departmental facilities and equipment for proper appearance and operation. Take corrective action where necessary. 
  • Train, develop, and direct employees.
  • Evaluate shift employees, and address routine performance problems that occur. Report instances of serious or continuing misconduct to the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety.
  • Maintain departmental records, logs, and files; prepare and/or review shift reports and logs for completeness and accuracy. 
  • Provide back-up response to all emergency situations and disturbances. Assume control and command of dangerous, life-threatening, or large-scale situations. 
  • Assign him/herself to a patrol or communications assignment as necessary, and assume the responsibilities of that assignment.
  • Keep current with all applicable state laws, College rules and policies, and department rules and policies. As necessary, explain these to others who may need to learn or understand them.
  • Investigate and report all on-duty illnesses or injuries of departmental employees, and all incidents of damage to vehicles, equipment, or departmental facilities.
  • Assist with department administrative duties as assigned. Attend department or other meetings as directed.
  • Carry out investigative, crime prevention, community relations, fire safety, or other duties or programs as assigned.
  • Supervise shift employees, including students and others working on detailed assignments. The Sergeant may supervise employees of an equal rank, depending on the assignment and/or seniority.


Minimum Education Level:

Associates Degree and five (5) years of experience as a Police Supervisor (oe experience in equivalent area of responsibility as determined by the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety), or completion of the Basic police Recruit Academy with ten (10) years of experience as a Police Officer, at least 5 of which must be in a supervisory capacity with positions of progressive responsibility if a degree has not been earned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have successfully completed the SSPO, Campus Police Academy, or a Basic Recruit Police Academy acceptable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, allowing certification as a Police Officer.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively both verbally as well as in writing.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and schedules, and mandated additional hours
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of current police practices, including patrol, investigations, community policing, and safety. Ability to adapt these practices to a college environment.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Must possess and maintain First Responder and CPR/AED certifications.
  • Must maintain a Special State Police Warrant.
  • Must possess and maintain a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms


  • May require physical interactions with individuals when required to perform regular law enforcement duties, including but not limited to; running, climbing walls, fences, ladders, subduing and arresting individuals who may be actively resisting efforts to have them comply with lawful orders.
  • Above average visual effort with frequent exposure to visually demanding work
  • Work performed in an environment requiring occasional exposure to weather extremes, fumes, odors and/or noise.
  • Occasional exposure to job hazards resulting in some injury, lost time, total disability or death.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position.

Lasell College is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.