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Student Security

The Student Security Team provides a unique and educational opportunity for students to be part of the Fitchburg State University Police Department. Student Security Officers (SSOs) work with other members of the University Police Department in rendering public safety and security services to the university community.

The Police Department employs about fourteen Student Security Officers - some paid through limited trust fund monies and others through work study awards received from the university's Financial Aid Office.

SSOs usually are assigned to one or two 5 hour shifts per week from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. During these shifts, some of the responsibilities of the SSOs are:

  • Foot patrols of university buildings and parking lots
  • Safety escorts (walking) to students and employees
  • Security checks of buildings and other areas
  • Checking call boxes for proper operation
  • Check-ins with desk workers at residence halls
  • Assistance at fire alarms, traffic or parking at special events, etc.
  • General crime prevention
  • Assist with sporting and large events

The men and women of the Student Security Team wear distinctive clothing, identifying them as Student Security and are also in direct radio contact with the University Police Department.

Student Security Officers must be committed to their primary academic education at Fitchburg State University and maintain good grades. Student employees must also be responsible, dependable, and trustworthy. Applicants to Student Security Officer positions must consent to a background check. Due to the potential exposure to confidential and sensitive information and material, Student Security Officers will be required to sign a confidentiality non-disclosure agreement.

More information about this challenging and exciting opportunity is available at the Fitchburg State University Police Department or click on the student employment opportunities link within this site.