The Department of Public Safety offers a broad array of services including, but not limited to, the following:
- Uniformed Patrol Services (Vehicle, Bicycle, and Walking)
- Investigation Services
- Escort Service
- Emergency Medical Services (CPR/First Responder)
- Self Defense Programs
- Student and Parent Orientation Programs
- Safety and Crime Prevention Programs
- Drug/Alcohol Education Programs
- Resident Assistant Training Programs
- Parking Enforcement / Permitting
- Disabled Vehicle Assistance
- Crime Reporting
- Security and Facility Survey
- Safety Committee
- Assistance / Escort Phones
- Fire Drills / Fire Prevention
- Internship Program
- Criminal Justice Career Presentation
- Switchboard Services
Uniformed Patrol Services:
The Department of Public Safety maintains patrols of the campus on foot, on mountain bike,in marked cruisers and on electric golf carts. The routine patrols provide a visible deterrence to crime and readily deployable assistance to the college community as needed.
The Department of Public Safety investigates all crimes and accidents that occur within the college boundaries. All criminal investigations are coordinated with the Massachusetts Police Department.
The Department of Public Safety provides escorts from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. 7 days a week. Escorts can be obtained by dialing ext. 4777 or by utilizing the campus call boxes located at the entrance of each Residence Hall and by utilizing the red Public Safety direct dial Assistance/Escort phones located in each building.
Emergency Medical Services
The Department of Public Safety provides primary medical response to the entire campus 24 hours a day. The Department is equipped with full medical supplies to include oxygen and A.E.D.’s (Automated External Defibrillators).
Self Defense Programs
The Department of Public Safety, upon request, presents self defense workshops for students and/or faculty and staff.
Student and Parent Orientation Programs
The Department of Public Safety participates in Parent and Student orientation sessions regarding Public Safety and Parking on Campus during the College’s open houses and orientation days.
Safety and Crime Prevention Programs
The Department of Public Safety, upon request, presents programs on several different topics. These topics include, but are not limited to, residence hall safety, workplace safety, parking lot safety, and general personal safety, as well as crime prevention and theft deterrence.
Drug/Alcohol Education Programs
The Department of Public Safety upon request presents programs on drug and alcohol laws, education and intervention.
Resident Assistant Training Programs
The Department of Public Safety participates in annual Residence Assistant training with the Department of Residence Life. Officers present programs on report writing, radio procedures, crisis intervention and drug/alcohol education.
Parking Enforcement / Permitting
The Department of Public Safety administers the college’s parking program to include registering of vehicles, distribution of parking permits, parking enforcement and ticket revenue collection.
Disabled Vehicle Assistance
The Department of Public Safety provides tire changing and vehicle jump start services. Persons needing assistance can contact the Department at (617) 928-4777.
The Department of Public Safety makes numerous and diligent efforts to advise the college community about crime and crime-related problems. The Department disseminates information via the College e-mail and voicemail systems, on the College web site, and through postings on the Public Safety information board and the Residence Hall Resident Assistant bulletin boards when necessary. In addition, the Department creates, maintains and distributes the College’s “Right to Know” pamphlets which contain all required Cleary Act information.
Security and Facility Survey
The Department of Public Safety conducts routine security and safety surveys of the college campus on a regular basis. These surveys identify both security issues and safety hazards that can be immediately addressed by facilities and/or administration.
The Safety Committee meets throughout the school year to address general safety issues. Committee members come from all areas of the college community and include the Department of Public Safety.
Assistance / Escort Phones
All campus buildings are equipped with red direct dial Assistance/Escort phones that are monitored by the Department of Public Safety 24 hours a day. In addition, each Residence Hall is equipped with an exterior call box which may be used to contact Public Safety.
Fire Drills / Fire Prevention
The Public Safety Department conducts fire drills for all groups staying in the College’s Residence Halls. In addition, the Department performs a monthly survey of all fire safety equipment and works with both Facilities and the Safety Committee to ensure all applicable fire codes are adhered to.
The Department of Public Safety provides Mount Ida College Criminal Justice students with non-paid Internship opportunities within the Department. Currently there are two internship programs, an intern dispatch program and an intern patrol/escort program. For more information contact the Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org
Criminal Justice Career Presentation
The Department of Public Safety, upon request, presents Criminal Justice workshops covering topics such as duties and responsibilities of the different positions within the Criminal Justice field, getting into the field, career paths and hiring processes. In addition, Officers speak with potential criminal justice career candidates in regards to ways to better position themselves for employment within the field.
In addition to answering direct calls for Public Safety information and assistance the Department also staffs the College’s switchboard providing operator services for the entire college 24 hours a day.