School Police Officer, BPS

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  1. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    School Police Officer, BPS

    Boston Public Schools - Boston, MA 02108 (Back Bay-Beacon Hill area)
    Title: School Police Officer Reports to: Chief of... or designee Terms: Boston Police Officer Union, hourly rate for School Police Officer, 40 hours per week...
  2. soxrock75

    soxrock75 BOOM!

    Unarmed, tough job for terrible pay. I dont know how the BPS Police Guys/Gals do it but I give them ALOT of credit.........
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  3. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    You also have to have/maintain Boston residency.

    They used to send their people to the Boston PD Academy, which might make it worth it alone.
  4. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    Unarmed? Yikes

    Perhaps but I am sure they have it written in the contract that they make you stay for a few years. I guess if you can tough it out and deal with what sounds like a shit sandwich for a few years it would be Ok.

    I wonder how much credence working for BPSPD would help as far as getting onto Boston if you scored well on CS.
  5. k12kop

    k12kop MassCops Member

    Soxrock hit the nail on the head, Special Officer (Rule 400) resident for 10 years, not a bad stepping stone if you are still young enough for CS. Good gig if your kids are in school (Believe it or not we do have some good ones) shit it's a paycheck....
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  6. EJS12213

    EJS12213 MassCops Member

    Are they limited to school property like some Campus Cops or can they go off site for some situations?
  7. k12kop

    k12kop MassCops Member

    School property
  8. USMCMP5811

    USMCMP5811 Administrator Staff Member

    BSP, BPD, Probation, and Transit do team up every day for what is know as StopWatch

    StopWatch quells student crime in time


    School is back in session, and the MBTA Transit Police is working with other law enforcement and local youth groups to ensure students are staying in line.

    A joint effort involving T police, the Boston schools and probation officers has led to improved adolescent behavior on buses and trains, according to officials.

    Dubbed StopWatch, the collaborative uses officer and community member presence as a preventive measure to put an end to crime before it occurs.

    http://www.metro.us/boston/local/article/967254--stopwatch-quells-student-crime-in-time
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  9. ecpd402

    ecpd402 Subscribing Member

    I dont think they send them to a academy anymore. The school police officers I know did not go to a academy, they took the rule 400 test and had ojt
  10. JamnJim18

    JamnJim18 Guest

  11. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky Will Work for Beer

    I think they're not under the same version of Rule 400 as privately employed Specials, just like Housing is and Munis were. It's sad that private specials can carry a .38, but a BOSTON SCHOOL POLICE OFFICER cannot carry even a .22.

    There are loads of good kids in the Boston School system, but it's like every community of every description, you never have to worry about the good ones, just the bad ones, and the bad ones in the Boston School system are HORRIBLE!

    As for the StopWatch, I'm always glad to see inter-cooperation between departments. Balkanization doesn't help anyone and in fact can HURT the law enforcement mission. "NO, THIS IS MINE!" is childish and detrimental. Hell, "Sesame Street" has been promoting COOPERATION for years which only shows, it's aimed at a much more mature audience than some unions and organizations.
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