The Department of Public Safety at Syracuse University is looking to achieve its goal of increasing security on the university campus by hiring dozens of new employees. DPS has begun taking applications to fill over 80 new positions before the beginning of SU’s spring semester in January.
The department’s goal is to increase the presence of public safety officers on campus and, more specifically, enhancing security for on-campus housing at the university. According to Tony Callisto, Senior VP of Safety and Chief Law Enforcement Officer at Syracuse University, DPS would like to have a 24-hour security program at all residence halls and on-campus housing locations beginning this coming spring.
“Every few years we make investments and take opportunities to try to make an improvement and a difference in our safety planning,” Callisto said. “We came to the conclusion that this year we could sure look at improving services internally.”
Some supervisor positions are available, but Callisto says the department is mostly looking to hire more public safety officers. The jobs are considered entry level at the university but come with plenty of benefits.
“This is an amazing opportunity to join the Syracuse University team” said Callisto about the opportunities these new jobs can provide for potential applicants.
The new hires will have the opportunity to buy into SU’s medical benefits plan. They can also attend classes at the university while working and even earn dependant tuition benefits for their children if they work for DPS for over three years and eleven months.
DPS held a recruitment fair at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center on Tuesday night, where applicants could fill out their applications on the spot and even take part in preliminary interviews right away.
To learn more about employment opportunities at DPS, visit the Department of Public Safety’s website.