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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. Public Safety ensures 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 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 two terms as President of MACLEA. Currently, Jim is completing his fourth year 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) and has been re-elected to serve a term through June of 2023. Since 2018, Jim has served on the Executive Board of Directors of the Municipal Police Institute, MPI. Jim is an active member of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, MCOPA and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, IACP. Jim is a former member and chairperson of the Board of Selectmen in his hometown of Scituate, Massachusetts, serving six years in office.

Contact Information

James Pollard
Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety
Public Safety Building
781-239-4333