Department of Public Safety

Employment Information

Recruitment and Employment

Those looking for a long-term career should consider the University of Massachusetts Boston Police Department.  We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and tremendous opportunities for promotion. 

Applicants do not need any previous law enforcement experience or Criminal Justice education in order to be considered for employment.  All that is required is a High School Diploma or GED.

The most important quality is character.  Candidates are selected on their ability to serve the community and represent the University of Massachusetts in a professional, courteous, and honorable manner.

The philosophy of the University of Massachusetts Police Department is one of Community Policing.  This demands more than reacting to crime after it has occurred as the department focuses on the violation and the community.

Officers work closely with members of the University community to solve problems in order to prevent crime. These are life-changing relationships for officers as well as the community. 

If you want to make a difference in someone’s life, including your own, consider the University of Massachusetts Police Department as your career choice.