UMass Police Departments, more notably, UMass Amherst.Just curious with all this reform going on etc. etc. what are the best colleges around in regarding to pay, shift schedule, benefits, retirement and equipment. I figure with a lot of colleges losing people to towns there might be some more incentive.
If you have an academy and want to make decent coin...I'd go private; there's some great private college agencies like: MIT, BC, BU, Harvard, and Northeastern. It all depends what your driving factor is. Pay...private colleges...I don't know about HUPD, but NUPD, BC, BU and MIT are busy agencies. Retirement/equipment....state colleges as opposed to a 401K. I feel as though equipment at state universities and community colleges is probably better than private colleges because that's the only way Chiefs can hold on to younger cops or there's really no incentive because the pay ain't that great. I am not knocking them, but in comparison to other agencies they are behind.Just curious with all this reform going on etc. etc. what are the best colleges around in regarding to pay, shift schedule, benefits, retirement and equipment. I figure with a lot of colleges losing people to towns there might be some more incentive.
UMass is granted Authority under MGL 75/32A and Chapter 90 which grants police and traffic enforcement authority throughout university grounds.I’ve heard interesting things about how umass pds operate as cops throughout their cities/towns, and not just their colleges. I’d love to know more
At Massasoit we were 24/7 365I'd say your state colleges, you get the state benefits, free tuition. If you are at a community college, most don't work nights, holidays or weekends. Pretty sweet if you ask me. Starting at a CPO 1 is between 46k and 51k right now. So 22 to 24 and change an hour before overtime and such.
Are other state university/community college PD's allowed to join regional mutual aid agreements or is UMA only allowed to?UMass is granted Authority under MGL 75/32A and Chapter 90 which grants police and traffic enforcement authority throughout university grounds.
Under MSL 348 (Session Law - Acts of 2004 Chapter 348) UMass Amherst is considered a munciapity and able to enter into mutual aid agreements.
UMass Amherst is part of the Western MA Mutual Aid agreement which grants police powers (including basic Chapter 90 violations) in each participating agencies jurisdiction. This allows UMass to stop cars or conduct police activity in Amherst and Hadley, However the focus is usually nearest the university property. UMass does not actively patrol or conduct traffic enforcement in the towns of Hadley or Amherst unless requested.