Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - Hostage Negotiation

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 23, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Yesterday, he 5th Fitchburg State University Police Program's   Recruit Officer Course  (ROC) received some important specialized training yesterday, an extra class offered to them which falls outside of the required Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) academy curriculum.

Members of the Metro-LEC Crisis Negotiation Team came out to talk to the class about their role at calls involving barricaded subjects. The instructors also highlighted that negotiations occur in all types and levels of relationships and taught techniques that the Recruits could use both on and off the job.
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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Police Program

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - Crash Scenarios

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 21, 2022 at 5:15 PM
Today, students in our Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) had the second day of Crash Investigation with Det. Steve Foley of the Walpole Police Department . Cadets were given various crash incident scenarios, and worked their way through them in real time. Afterward, they received feedback on their performances. Academy Director Lisa Lane McCarty acted as one of the crash victims.
 
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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Police Program

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC - End of Week 5

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 17, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Students in our Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) completed week five of the program with today's Defensive Training session. 

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Police Program

Around Campus - Summer Orientation - Session 1, Day 2

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 14, 2022 at 12:43 PM

This morning, our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, met with Department Deans & Chars, and Academic Advising at their Summer Orientation 2022 in the Holmes Dining Commons. These first year students got a chance to go over their schedules as well as learn more about their chosen majors.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Student Experience, Meet the Faculty, Advising, information session, Programs and Majors

AXON Roadshow at Wallace Civic Center

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 10, 2022 at 3:45 PM

Fitchburg Massachusetts' Mayor Stephen l. DiNatale and Chief of Police Ernest F. Martineau stopped by the Wallace Civic Center this morning for the AXON Roadshow to learn about cutting edge products in the field of protection. They, along with students in our Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) got a chance to try virtual reality training, fire off the latest in taser technology, drone piloting, and so much more.

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Topics: Student Experience, vocational educators, Programs and Majors, Community, Police Program

Point of Contact - Rebecca Hess '22

Posted by Matthew Bruun on June 8, 2022 at 10:30 AM

Rebecca Hess '22 is putting her customer service and political science skills to work.

"My political science simulations taught me communications and management skills. Even if I don’t agree with you, I can understand your position so we can try to meet in the middle."

As a newly-minted university graduate, Rebecca Hess ‘22 has already made a career out of constituent service.

The Leominster native enrolled at Fitchburg State University four years ago because she wanted to stay local while pursuing a college degree in political science, and planned to keep working part-time.

“As soon as I turned 16, I had a job,” said Hess, who counts Chuck E. Cheese and Barnes & Noble among her prior posts. 

Those jobs weren’t glamorous, but Hess learned a lot about customer service from the daily interactions with patrons. “I had years of interacting with so many different types of people,” she said. “What I’ve learned is you can’t be taught those skills without having that experience in customer service.”

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Topics: Student Experience, Programs and Majors, Community, Alumni

Orientation Leader Training - Music Presentation

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 7, 2022 at 4:45 PM

Our Office of Student Development Student Orientation Leaders, who are on campus preparing for orientation sessions for our newest Falcons, The Class of 2026, were given a presentation by Jonathan Harvey, Hildur Schilling, and Amy McGlothlin of our Music Department as part of the days training sessions and activities. The presentation stressed the importance of music in student's lives and what Fitchburg State University has to offer. Dr. Harvey noted that a recent study showed that over 70,000,000 Americans participate in a music ensemble - roughly the same number involved on some athletic endeavor.

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Topics: Faculty, Student Experience, information session, Programs and Majors, Humanities

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC, I & I Class

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 6, 2022 at 10:36 AM

Students in the he Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) learned Identification and Interrogation techniques from Behavioral Sciences Assistant Professor Michael S. McCutcheon. Learn more about our Criminal Justice Program here.

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Topics: Our Students, Programs and Majors, Police Program

Students and Faculty Studying Abroad this Summer

Posted by Matthew Bruun on May 31, 2022 at 10:49 AM

Fitchburg State students are seeing the world this summer, taking part in faculty-led programs to other continents while earning university credits.

Among the courses and destinations this su

mmer are peace studies in Ireland, communications in Greece, and culture and history courses in Verona, Italy. 

The journeys were made possible through the Global Ambassador and Center for Italian Culture Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Scholarship programs, which bring international travel within reach. 

This summer, students will also be traveling

 to Spain to study education, and another group will go to Costa Rica to study tropical ecology. Domestic travel is also on the menu, with members of the game design program traveling to Los Angeles and Hawaii this summer (with a trip to Japan planned for 2023).

Pictured are students in Verona, Italy, May 2

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Study Abroad, Programs and Majors

Fitchburg State University Police Program ROC, Defensive Training Day 1

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 27, 2022 at 5:15 PM

Students in the Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) completed their first day of practical defensive training.

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Topics: Our Students, vocational educators, Programs and Majors, Police Program