Ensuring the safety and security of our community
The Mount Ida College Office of Public Safety is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for you, our community and visitors to the college. We believe that safety is the responsibility of everyone and encourage our community members to get involved in immediately reporting any suspicious or criminal activity to us. This proactive engagement—combined with a staff of highly trained security professionals—enables us to support our diverse community of learners in their rise from college students to successful career professionals.
Jurisdiction and authority
As a member of our community, you should know that our Public Safety office at full staff consists of 20 members, including the Chief of Public Safety, two sergeants, three corporals, seven patrol officers, six reserve officers and an office manager. Our team is comprised of non-sworn security personnel who have developed a close working relationship with both Newton’s Police and Fire Departments.
All members of Public Safety are certified as emergency first responders, which includes training in first aid, healthcare provider level CPR and the use of AED’s (automated external defibrillators). All officers are certified in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 111 Section 201, and some staff members are further certified as certified EMT’s (emergency medical technicians).
In addition to medical training, members of Public Safety are trained in a variety of law enforcement subjects including criminal law, constitutional law, patrol procedures, defensive tactics, community policing, juvenile and elder issues, rape/crisis intervention and several others. All additional training is conducted through certified instructors and the Massachusetts Police Training Council (MPTC). All department supervisory personnel attend the MPTC Reserve/Intermittent Police Training Program.