The Mount Ida College Police Department Welcomes You

The safety and security of the Mount Ida College campus is our top priority.  In order to provide the best services to our students, staff and faculty, Mount Ida College and Lasell College have collaborated to provide a combined police force to serve both campuses. While being supervised by a single chief, each campus has its own force of officers and supervisors.


If you are new to Mount Ida College and its location, Newton, Massachusetts, you’ll be pleased to know that our hometown has been featured as one of the top 10 safest cities in the United States throughout the past decade. We know that public safety is a top priority for members of the Mount Ida community, and while the City of Newton’s ranking is a source of pride, our campus police department takes campus security very seriously.

For this reason, the Mount Ida College Police Department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our officers patrol the campus grounds, respond to incidents as they arise and participate in proactive efforts to educate the community in order to reduce opportunities for crime and public safety concerns.

However, a truly safe campus can only be achieved with the cooperation of the entire community including faculty, staff, students and visitors. Personal safety is everyone’s responsibility. By working together we can make our campus a safe and peaceful place to live, learn, work and succeed.

Students who wish to pursue a career in criminal justice are welcome to stop by the  Police Department at any time to meet with the officers and discuss this career path. If you have questions about services provided by the Mount Ida College Police Department, please contact the Chief of Police at