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What's the deal with Simmons College? It seems like they constantly have positions to fill. They now have an opening for a Lieutenent, 2 Sergeants and a Corporal. Why uch a high turnover?
 

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I'm not sure where to begin with this one!

I worked at Simmons in a technical support job (2001-2) and I don't have much good to say about the place! In my job, I provided some support services to Gerry Chaulk, Director of Security (former North Shore PD Captain, retired). I think that Gerry is a good guy, but knowing everyone there from the President down, I can tell you that nobody would let him run a "Real" campus police operation!

The school is an all-female gay and lesbian bastion! ALL activities are focused on this. The anti-war, anti-US sentiment is so thick you can cut it with a knife. VERY few male employees (some professors, some IT, and the rest are mostly in maintenance/security). Professors post news stories and pictures of their multiple arrests in their offices as some sort of warped "badge of courage"! After 9/11, I found it to be a very uncomfortable place for someone like me who believes in our Country, law and order, and is a straight male!

As for security. They are unarmed, no police powers AFAIK, most of the security workers are contract (can't recall the company) as of this past Summer when I was last on the campus. Entire college has a phenomenally high turn-over rate. Personnel manager admitted to me that the average employee only stays there ~2 years.
 

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Simmons College has a Police Department (SSPO) as well as contract security (Securitas, a company that absorbed Pinkerton). Information can be obtained from the college / department web page.
 

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Simmons has changed quite a bit over the past 2 years. The used to be ALL contract Security until they hired Chaulk. His goal (last I heard) was to phase out the Contract Guards and hire "Police Officers". They now have contract security only at fixed posts and whatnot - significantly downsized "Security" and utilize more "Police". I believe the long term is to eliminate Contract Security all together, but its a work in progress.
 

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What's the deal with Simmons College? It seems like they constantly have positions to fill. They now have an opening for a Lieutenent, 2 Sergeants and a Corporal. Why uch a high turnover?
 

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They are constantly hiring Officers because they are ADDING positions. Not much turn over. They Have Capt., LT's, Sgt's, Cpl's, Officers and dispatchers. All of which used to be contract security. The security is now only used for lobbies. Chaulk has done a great job growing Simmons College Police from scratch just a few short years ago.
 

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I was there recently for WMD training recently and it seemed like a pretty squared away department, they had one or two crusiers ( a newer model marked Explorer, and a unmarked CVPI). It was also my understanding that they had a bike unit as well.
 

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I dated a girl that went to simmons almost 3 years ago now...and yes the kind of element they have there is far, far to the left. However, when i was dating her it was before they had a real PD. It was just security wearing uniforms that said simmons college on them. They had a CV with a yellow and white rotating light bar and detex tags everywhere.
 

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I'm not sure where to begin with this one!

I worked at Simmons in a technical support job (2001-2) and I don't have much good to say about the place! In my job, I provided some support services to Gerry Chaulk, Director of Security (former North Shore PD Captain, retired). I think that Gerry is a good guy, but knowing everyone there from the President down, I can tell you that nobody would let him run a "Real" campus police operation!

The school is an all-female gay and lesbian bastion! ALL activities are focused on this. The anti-war, anti-US sentiment is so thick you can cut it with a knife. VERY few male employees (some professors, some IT, and the rest are mostly in maintenance/security). Professors post news stories and pictures of their multiple arrests in their offices as some sort of warped "badge of courage"! After 9/11, I found it to be a very uncomfortable place for someone like me who believes in our Country, law and order, and is a straight male!

As for security. They are unarmed, no police powers AFAIK, most of the security workers are contract (can't recall the company) as of this past Summer when I was last on the campus. Entire college has a phenomenally high turn-over rate. Personnel manager admitted to me that the average employee only stays there ~2 years.
F*ck those commie, pinko, bed wetting, carpet munching turncoats.If they don't love this great nation why don't they go to someplace like Iraq,Libya,Iran, or Cuba and see how much they like it.
F*ck Em!

God Bless America,her military, and her police!!

Semper Fi,
 
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All- Simmons College has changed quite a bit since 2001-2002. The department is made up of nine (9) in the patrol division, four (4) full time dispatchers, two (2) Lt.'s, a Deputy Chief and a Chief. Officers and command staff are all SSPO positions. In addition to this there are twenty (20) contract security positions (Securitas) for fixed posts, locks/unlocks, and extra eyes-and-ears. There are RAD instructors, COBWEB certified officers, SA Investigators, etc. The department began the transition to SSPO late in 2001 and continues to grow. Hope this helps clear things up.
 
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