Babson College Public Safety Department Receives Certification from Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission

Babson College Police Officers now have full law enforcement powers on College property as special state police officers

The Babson College Public Safety Department has received certification from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission.

“Achieving Certification from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is considered a very significant accomplishment and is a recognition that is highly regarded by the law enforcement community,” said Donna Taylor Mooers, Commission Executive Director.

Babson College Police Officers now have full law enforcement powers on College property as special state police officers under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 22c section 63 giving them the same authority and powers as local or state police in or upon the lands and structures owned, used, or occupied by the College. Also, Babson College Police Officers are granted full enforcement power throughout the municipalities of Wellesley and Needham as special municipal police officers.

In addition, Babson College Police Officers are trained as first responders and some as Emergency Medical Technicians. Annual in-service training is provided to all officers and they frequently are assigned to specialized training programs to enhance their professional development. The Department also oversees emergency medical response, medical escort services, fire safety and detection, crime prevention, personal safety escorts, parking enforcement, as well as other community policing functions. The department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Certification is a self-initiated evaluated process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession. These carefully selected standards reflect critical areas of police management, operations, and technical support activities. They cover areas such as policy development, emergency response planning, training, communications, property and evidence handling, use of force, vehicular pursuit, prisoner transportation and holding facilities. The program not only sets standards for the law enforcement profession, but also for the delivery of police services to the citizens of the commonwealth.

Under the leadership of Chief James E. Pollard, the Babson Police Department was assessed this past July by a team of Commission-appointed assessors.

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By Hilary Katulak;; 781-239-4623 | 11/6/2013 2:00 PM