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​James Pollard

Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety

Jim joined Babson College as the Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police in April of 2011. Jim leads the Babson Public Safety Department which is accredited by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, ensuring it provides the best and most comprehensive law enforcement, security, fire safety, crime prevention, community policing, emergency medical, emergency preparedness, One Card and parking services on both the Babson College and Olin College of Engineering campuses to enhance the quality of life, safety and security of all students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus.

Prior to joining Babson, Jim served with Northeastern University's Public Safety Division in Boston for over thirty three years. Jim spent the last twenty five years as a Lieutenant Detective and Commanding Officer of the Special Services Unit. Jim earned both a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree and a Master of Public Administration degree from Northeastern University. Jim has served as Secretary for the Massachusetts Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA) and has recently completed his second term as President of MACLEA. Currently, Jim is on the Board of Directors for the International Association for College Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) serving as the Director of the North Atlantic Region (New England States). Jim is a former member of the Board of Selectmen serving for six years in office in his hometown of Scituate, Massachusetts. 

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James Pollard
Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety
Public Safety Building