Police Department Staff
Smith joined Emerson College in July 2012. He was the director of campus police for Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges, where he lead a campus police division for all three campuses. Prior to that, he devoted 26 years to the Massachusetts State Police Department. He retired as Lieutenant Colonel in charge of the 1,800 troopers assigned to the Department’s Division of Field Services.
Smith has a bachelor’s degree from Suffolk University, a master’s in criminal justice from Anna Maria College, and a master’s in public safety administration from Framingham State University. He has also attended a number of professional development courses at the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the FBI National Academy, the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police held at Boston University, and Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative.
Eric holds a Bachelor's degree from Salem State University and a Master's degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Wester New England University. He has served Emerson College proudly since 1989 as Police Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Deputy Chief. Eric is the Clery Act Compliance officer at Emerson as well as a R.A.D. Self-Defense for Women's Instructor. Some of his specialized federal training include Homeland Security, responding to hate crimes and bias-motivated incidents on college/university campuses and managing critical incident for Higher Education institutions. His State level training includes FEMA: Introduction to Incident Command System and Incident Management System (NIMS) and Introduction to the Incident Command System for Law Enforcement.
Alma received her MA in Public Relations and Management from Emerson in 1995. She has worked for the College since 1990.
Mid-Night Shift Lieutenant
Troy has nine years of prior policing experience at Harbor Point Police, Bromley Heath Housing Police and Fisher College and has served on Emerson's campus since 2001. He holds his associate's degree in criminal justice.
Mid-Night Shift Sergeant
Brian earned his associate's degree in criminal justice and spent 19 years on the police force before coming to Emerson, where he has served since 1997.
Evening Shift Sergeant
Israel joined the ECPD in 2009. He is a SSPO (Special State Police Officer) Academy graduate and has 13 years of security experience. Israel is the Community Liaison Coordinator at Emerson and received SSPO Defensive Tactics Instructor Training in MDTS, MEB, Physical Confrontation & Self Defense.
Emergency Line: 617-824-8888
Business Line (non-emergency requests and information): 617-824-8555
Security is everyone's responsibility at Emerson. These steps can help ensure your own safety and the safety of others:
1. Carry your student ID at all times and cooperate with College officials asking you to identify yourself.
2. When walking after dark, use the "buddy system." Stay on main streets with good lighting and pedestrian traffic.
3. Report all suspicious activity on Emerson property to the Police Department at 617-824-8555.
4. Do not invite unfamiliar individuals into campus facilities.
5. When entering and exiting a campus facility, secure the door behind you and follow check-in and check-out procedures.
6. Immediately report all incidents of theft, intrusion, or physical harm to the Police Department.
7. The MBTA provides safe and reliable service from 5:30 am to 12:30 am daily. To check routes and maps, visit www.mbta.com.