Becker College Chief of Police Sworn in as President of International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
On June 26, 2017, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Becker’s Chief of Police, David Bousquet, was sworn in as the new President of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) at the organization’s 59th annual conference & exposition.
IACLEA is an international organization that brings together campus safety officers from around the world to help further the educational missions of the organizations which they serve. By focusing on improvements in policies and actions, IACLEA is impacting campuses across the world.
Remarking on the event, Chief Bousquet said that “given recent world events, campus public safety issues must be at the forefront of policy discussions, policing decisions, and the public discourse.” Further, “during my year as Association President, it is my goal to establish the foundation for addressing the challenges of today and tomorrow. With new safety challenges coming up constantly, my goal is for the current IACLEA leadership to prepare the association to be both stable and nimble—now and into the future.”
Chief Bousquet, a 24-year veteran of the Becker College Police Department, served as chief for 19 years. Chief Bousquet has kept our campus safe while evolving our safety practices. By ensuring the safety of everyone, Chief Bousquet has done so much to help Becker to focus on its goal of educating students. He started his law enforcement career in Broward County, Florida, after graduating from the Broward County Police Academy, Class #145. He has worked in both state and municipal law enforcement in Florida and Massachusetts.
Discussing her colleague’s new position, President Dr. Nancy P. Crimmin explained that “we are living in very tenuous times in which campus safety is a priority. Chief Bousquet has done an outstanding job leading our crisis management team in developing policies and procedures that ensure that everyone is as safe as possible in any situation that could arise at Becker College. We are proud of the Chief’s appointment to President of IACLEA, and have no doubt he will be a strong leader in that role.”
Bousquet will lead IACLEA during a period of profound transition. The organization has just established its headquarters in Washington, DC, shifted its management/staffing model, expanded its training programs, and increased its collaboration with law enforcement partners and advocacy efforts.
“I am excited that David Bousquet brings his many years of experience in association leadership and an openness to innovation to his presidency,” said Bill Taylor, Chief of Police at Collin College in Plano, Texas, and a past president of IACLEA.
Bousquet is a longtime member of Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA), Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association (NECUSA), the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, and the Massachusetts Police Association.
Read more about Chief Bousquet and IACLEA: http://iaclea.org/