Chief James E. Pollard is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive on Babson campus, July 28, 29 and 30th 2020, to begin examining various aspects of the Babson College Public Safety Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities.
In October 2014, the Babson College Public Safety Department achieved the award of Accreditation and this current verification by the assessment team demonstrates that the Department meets the Commission’s standards as part of a voluntary process to continue with the status of state Accreditation - a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession.
As you can see, the team is comprised of three local law enforcement officials, all of whom have been specially trained by the Commission to conduct the assessment.
- Lieutenant Colleen Dunbar - Lexington PD
- Lieutenant Jeffrey Postell - Boston College PD
- Lieutenant Donald Williams (Ret.) - Sharon PD.
- Captain Paul Coughlin, Ret. (Arlington) will be facilitating the Assessment on behalf of the Commission.
The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 55% of the optional standards.
Achieving Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. Anyone interested in learning more about this program is invited to call Chief James E. Pollard or Deputy Chief Erin S. Carcia, the Department’s Accreditation Manager.
As we look forward to a successful review, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Deputy Chief Erin Carcia, and Sgt. Tony Marks and everyone else who participated in this important endeavor and helped us continue to reach this milestone in the process.