An Act Relative to public safety on private college and university campuses


This legislation would allow for police officers employed by private colleges in universities to be eligible to obtain a Massachusetts Police Identification Card, which is currently used as a basic ID across law enforcement departments. This is especially important for a number of urban campus departments who regularly assist municipal departments for large scale events, including the Boston Marathon or various parades.  It would also allow such officers to carry a taser if (1) they hold a valid LTC authorized by their local authority, (2) are authorized to carry firearms as part of their duties and (3) the use of tasers is approved by the chief of their department.