Department News and Alerts
Chief Ron Guilmette salutes his staff prior to the 2012 Commencement ceremonies. Chief Guilmette retired in on June 30 and has been replaced by Chief Michael DelGreco, who has served the Merrimack College Police Services Department since 1999.
Instructors from the Massachusetts Police Training Council were on campus last week training new K-9 officers from around the state. Although Merrimack does not employ K-9’s, the College hosts several training dates a year.
Merrimack College Department of Police Services has changed its name. We will now officially be called the Merrimack College Police Department.
ASSESSMENT FOR RE-ACCREDITATION
Chief Michael DelGreco is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive for three days on April 7th-9th, 2014 to begin examining various aspects of the Merrimack College Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities.
Verification by the Assessment Team that the Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain state Accreditation – a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession.
The Massachusetts Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 55% of the optional standards.
Achieving Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. Anyone interested in learning more about this program is invited to call Chief Michael DelGreco or the Department’s Accreditation Manager, Lieutenant Jan Fuller.
Chief Michael DelGreco