The Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, after due consideration and deliberation, and upon the studies made and the advice of and review by experts in college campus security has approved that action be taken to implement the long term campus security force upgrade as recommended in the January 25, 2010 Hillard and Heintze report, “Safeguarding the Massachusetts Maritime Academy”. Hillard and Heintze was engaged in 2009 by the Academy to perform a broad based assessment of safety and risk factors that might affect the Academy staff, cadets, and the public on campus. Many if not most of the Hillard and Heintze recommendations have already been implemented. One Hillard and Heintze long range recommendation was to upgrade the campus security force to an armed police force. Consistent with the Hillard and Heintze recommendation, and discussions with campus security experts and the Academy staff, the Board’s authorization today directs the Academy to professionally staff, train, and qualify the Academy’s security force to be an armed Campus Police Force consistent with the armed campus police forces of other Massachusetts State Colleges and Universities. Such transition to be completed as soon as reasonably practicable but no later than the start of the 2015 Academic Year.
Richard A. Covel, Esq.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts Maritime AcademyMassachusetts Maritime Academy Class of 1967
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