I'm not following? I thought they were still sworn under it they just would not send anyone to an academy so you already need it.Appointee must be eligible for appointment as a special police officer under Chapter 22C, Section 60 (DPH) and Section 59 (DMH & DMR)
Fkn forget it...it will never happen
Did I miss something? These make it look like they can be appointed SSPO'sOnly as it relates to state college & community college PD's....there is nothing in MGL granting police powers to DMH, DMR, or DPH officers as there is for state schools.
They can, but there is no automatic granting of police powers to those agencies as there is for state university/college/community college officers. The SSPO statute specifies a process & application that needs to be followed, whereas a UMass-Amherst (or insert campus here) Police Officer is empowered with police authority as soon as they're sworn in, under MGL.
I have not worked there but know people that have. DMH police varies from location as far as duties from what I have been told. Some places are more or less Security\Check in desk. Some are more focused on patrolling campus and grounds (Taunton State Hospital) and responding to service requests, and others or more correctional like. Facilities that are open 24 Hours with live in patients will be busy (Mental Health Center and Shattuck) while outposts (Brockton) may be more quiet.so is this a worth while application or is it basically a security guard?