7th Recruit Officer Class Comprehensive Exam

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 1, 2024 at 10:45 AM

Early in February, Criminal Justice Program Professor Michael S. McCutcheon helped the 7th  Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) review for their recruits officer class comprehensive exam, which they must pass it to be eligible for the Police Academy. All of our recruits passed and will be attending the Fitchburg State University Police Program Academy in May.

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Topics: Police Program, Criminal Justice

Law Enforcement Reverse Career Fair

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 6, 2024 at 5:45 PM

Fitchburg State University Police Program  Interim Police Academy Director Alexandra Wysocki welcomed representatives from over twenty law enforcement agencies to the Hammond Main Lounge this afternoon for the  Career Services and Advising Center's Law Enforcement Reverse Career Fair. A reverse career fair flips the table, students stationed at tables get a chance to pitch themselves to employers, who in turn get quality one-on-one time with job seekers.

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Topics: Events, Police Program, Career Services, Criminal Justice

University Police  and Fitchburg Fire Department Conduct Joint Training Exercises

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 9, 2024 at 12:27 PM

This week, during class break, Fitchburg State University Police (UPD) and the Fitchburg Fire Department (FFD) are conducting joint training exercises on campus. This morning's scenario involved a potential gas leak at the Landry Arena. After the initial call from UPD to FFD, officers secured the area while FFD Special Response Unit entered the building to retrieve two "victims." Afterward, the officers recapped with Lieutenant Andrew Lamarche, UPD.

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Topics: Community, Police Program, Campus Safety

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC Monthly Meeting

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 14, 2023 at 3:15 PM

Students enrolled in the Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) had their last monthly meeting of the semester earlier this week in Kent Auditorium. After inspection, students made their way to the auditorium where Professor Michael S. McCutcheon introduced Captain Christopher Garcia of the Fitchburg Police Department, who discussed the department's Civilian Traffic Control Specialists positions, which will pay $57 an hour to staff road details. Fitchburg Police Officer Ryan Kreidler later spoke with the students about the importance of physical fitness and the goals needed to be reached to advance in their careers. Learn more about our Criminal Justice Program here.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Police Program, Criminal Justice

Around Campus - Criminal Investigation, Fingerprint Identification

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 29, 2023 at 3:45 PM

Students in Professor Michael S. McCutcheon's Criminal Investigation course evaluated and identified fingerprint types. This course will enable the student to understand the fundamentals of the criminal investigation process. They will explore investigative techniques in crime scene search, collection and use of evidence and information. Learn more about our Criminal Justice Program here.

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Topics: Police Program, Criminal Justice

Fitchburg State University Police Program 10th ROC Class Orientation

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 27, 2023 at 2:45 PM

Fitchburg State University Police Program Academy Director Lisa Lane held orientation for the first year students enrolled in the Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (10th ROC) yesterday in the Falcon Hub. Director Lane introduced Assistant Professor Michael S. McCutcheon, Academy Instructor Lieutenant Steven Fugere of the Sterling Police, and gave an overview of the program. Members of the Seventh ROC were on hand to help with the orientation.

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Topics: Student Experience, Police Program

Fitchburg State University Police Program 6th ROC - Graduation

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 18, 2023 at 10:40 AM

The 11 members of the 6th Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) at Fitchburg State were sworn in as police officers on Friday September 15, 2023 before an audience of family, friends, elected leaders and public safety professionals. All of the graduates of our groundbreaking program have already been hired by police departments across the state. As the executive director of the Municipal Police Training Committee told the assembled graduates, they are poised to be future leaders in their profession. Good luck!

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Topics: Events, Community, Police Program

Police Program Welcomes International Guests

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 15, 2023 at 1:40 PM

For the second time this year, Fitchburg State University welcomed an international delegation to learn more about its groundbreaking police program and its mission to respond to evolving community needs in the profession.

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Topics: Community, Police Program, Criminal Justice

Fitchburg State University Police Program 6th ROC - Graduation Rehearsal

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 14, 2023 at 1:51 PM

Lisa Lane McCarty, Director of the Fitchburg State University Police Program, program staff, and the 6th Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) held a walk-through for tomorrow morning's Police Program Graduation: 6th ROC -  highlighted with the unveiling of the class video. Expected at the ceremony are President Lapidus, local dignitaries, members of police departments from across Massachusetts, as well as proud family members.

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Topics: Events, Police Program, Criminal Justice, Commencement

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC 6 - Defensive Training 8

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 27, 2023 at 10:45 AM

At a last week's “Defensive Training Friday”, the 6th Fitchburg State University Police Program's   Recruit Officer Course (ROC). They learned how to handle the escalation of hand-to-hand confrontation. They have now had over 70 hours of De-escalation/Use of Force training. This Friday is their practical test out where they must demonstrate proficiency in a series of skills in order to pass. Good luck to all the recruits!

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Topics: Student Experience, Police Program, Criminal Justice