Becker College Chief Bousquet Elected to IACLEA Board
Becker College announced today that Chief of Campus Police David J. Bousquet was elected north Atlantic regional director of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Board of Directors.
One of eight IACLEA regional directors, representing the U.S., Canada, and 33 other countries, Bousquet will act as a resource and advocate for college campus police departments in six north Atlantic states. His short-term goals are to organize a regional campus law enforcement professional development training conference, and to bring to Becker College a newly developed executive training for college presidents and senior administration.
Bousquet has served on the Becker College Campus Police Department for nearly 20 years, the last 14 years as chief. He has also worked in state and municipal law enforcement and corporate and retail security. He holds an associate’s degree in criminal justice and a bachelor’s degree in business management, both from Becker College.
An active member of IACLEA, Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association (NECUSA) and Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA) for more than 10 years, Bousquet has attended state and national conferences and professional development seminars. He has served as secretary, vice president, and president of MACLEA. He currently serves on the MACLEA Training Committee, which interacts regularly with various law enforcement entities within Massachusetts.
Under Chief Bousquet, Becker College has hosted a FEMA emergency training, funded by IACLEA, for 12 colleges and schools, and has provided and participated in a number of active shooter trainings for campus police officers. Chief Bousquet meets regularly with other Colleges of Worcester Consortium police chiefs, and Becker is one of two area colleges that belong to the Worcester Police Department’s Street Violence Prevention Group.
The Becker Campus Police Department holds annual Living Safely on Campus training sessions in residence halls; residence life safety training; Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) for students, employees, and campus neighbors; and several other educational and crime prevention and deterrence programs.
The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) advances public safety for educational institutions by providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development services.