Connolly Honored By State Campus Police Association

Connolly, who heads the Boston College Police Department's sexual assault investigative unit and supervises BCPD crime prevention educational programming, was feted last month at the annual dinner of the Massachusetts Association of College and University Public Safety Directors.

"I was truly honored," said Connolly. "I thought it was great exposure for the institution. We've made tremendous strides on campus in addressing the problem of relationship violence."

"Lt. Connolly is one of the most respected members of this department in the community we serve," said BCPD Chief Robert Morse. "Her office and job responsibility to fellow workers, faculty, staff and students is not 9-to-5, but a commitment to excellence."

It was the second consecutive year that Connolly had been cited by the association, composed of campus police chiefs from more than 70 Massachusetts colleges and universities, and the fifth year in a row that a BCPD member had been honored by the group. Connolly received a career achievement award from MACUPSD in 1996.

BCPD Lt. Margaret Connolly

Brandeis University Police Chief Joseph C. McDonald Jr., a past president of MACUPSD, said Connolly is regarded as an authority on the handling of relationship violence cases and is frequently asked to speak on the topic at other campuses.

"Without her knowledge, experience and timely presentations, many institutional community members would be less learned in the matrix of legal, social and administrative issues surrounding relationship violence," McDonald said.

- Mark Sullivan

Return to Jan. 15 menu

Return to Chronicle home page