Bureau of Community Policing and Patrol Services
"Together for a Safer Community"
Jeffrey S. Postell
Oversees the Bureau of Community Policing and Patrol Services for Boston College
The Boston College Police Department's Patrol Division consists of 55 uniformed police officers and are the most publicly visible representatives of our department. Police Officers are dispatched to all calls for service and provide necessary services. BC police officers patrol the campus by car, motorcycle, bicycle, and on foot.
As the primary responsibility of this division, Boston College police officers are on patrol of the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to prevent crime, preserve the peace, and to protect life and property by enforcing Massachusetts state laws, and the Boston College Rules and Regulations.
The Patrol Division is divided into three primary shifts; each shift is supervised by a Lieutenant and two Sergeants. Within each shift there are officers that are designated as Field Training Officers (FTO), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), and Sexual Assault Investigators.
The Boston College Police Department's Security Division consists of Gate Attendants, Museum and Library Security Officers Campus Security Officers (CSO), Safety Escort Van Drivers and contract security officers.
Their responsibilities include assisting tour groups to providing directions and information to students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus.
The daily responsibilities of the security division include a friendly presence at one of the six entry gates to the campus, as well as the staffing of several posts such as residence halls, libraries and other buildings on campus.
They are responsible for the assistance of those wishing to park on campus, the deterrence of theft and damage to university and personal property, as well as the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus.
The security officers' contribution to the success of public safety efforts on the campus is without a doubt a very important link in maintaining the existence of a safe, orderly and tranquil environment that will assure all those affiliated with the university the opportunity of achieving their mission.