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Lieutenant Ramon Nunez, left, and SUPD Chief James Connolly, right, during the March 26 open forum.

Suffolk Board of Trustees votes to arm SUPD

Shealagh Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2024

Suffolk University President Marisa Kelly announced April 24 that the Board of Trustees voted to approve a resolution authorizing the arming of the Suffolk University Police Department and the development...

From left to right, Board of Trustees Robert Lamb, Suffolk President Marisa Kelly, Board member Ernst Guerrier and Vice Chair of the Board Amy Nechtem listen to student feedback during the March 26 forum.

SGA passes resolution against arming SUPD

Maren Halpin April 11, 2024

Suffolk University’s Student Government Association passed a resolution to oppose the arming of the Suffolk Police Department’s sworn officers April 11.  The resolution, authored and read to the...

Chief of Suffolk Police Kenneth Walsh poses with the Suffolk University Police and Suffolk University Security seal

SUPD Chief Kenneth Walsh retires after eight years at Suffolk

Katelyn Norwood, News Editor November 10, 2021

After eight years with Suffolk University and 34 years in law enforcement, Suffolk University Police Department Chief Kenneth Walsh is retiring from policing. SUPD Captain James Connolly will serve...

SUPD car on Tremont Street.

SUPD publishes annual Clery safety report

Shealagh Sullivan, Assistant News Editor October 20, 2021

The Suffolk University Police Department published its annual security and fire safety report, in compliance with the Clery Act. The Clery Act requires universities and colleges that receive federal...

America, is it finally time?

America, is it finally time?

Chris DeGusto and Nick Viveiros February 21, 2018
The United States has suffered from a string of mass shootings that have occurred in churches and schools alike. As some call for gun control, others look to arm university police.
Brigitte Carreiro/Journal Staff

Firearm search forces evacuation of students from residence hall

Melissa Hanson April 6, 2015

Suffolk University police and Boston police searched a dorm room in Miller Hall Monday evening after resident assistants heard a student make a comment about obtaining a firearm, according to police...


Brookline man released on charges of trespassing and theft in Ridgeway

Melissa Hanson April 2, 2015

A 43-year-old Brookline man was released on personal recognizance after being charged with stealing a cell phone in the Ridgeway building, authorities said. Kerry Jones was found walking around the...

(By Melissa Hanson)

Two park rangers stabbed in Boston Common

Melissa Hanson October 14, 2014

Two park rangers were stabbed by a Boston man in the Common on Tuesday night, police said. Bodio Hutchinson, 34, allegedly stabbed the park rangers around 5 p.m., according to Boston police spokesman...

(Jonathan Acosta Abi Hassan/Journal Staff)

SUPD works on app in hopes of increasing safety

Connie Lai and Melissa Hanson October 8, 2014

The Suffolk University Police Department published its annual security and fire safety report last week, revealing statistics on campus crime and data on how the university deals with incidences like sexual...

(Photo by Vassili Stroganov)

Gas leak prompts evacuation of 73 Tremont

Melissa Hanson February 19, 2014

By Melissa Hanson and Vassili Stroganov Suffolk University's 73 Tremont building was evacuated this afternoon when an odor of gas was detected, officials said. The call for the gas leak came in at...

Photo by Dani Marrero

Changes for SUPD: Stepping up services, considering arming officers

Dani Marrero October 30, 2013

As his second semester at Suffolk hits its midpoint, University Police Chief Gerard Coletta has made changes to empower SU officers as well as strengthen communication between SUPD and students, faculty,...

Photo by Flickr user AgentSmith6

SUPD should expand escort service

Thalia Yunen October 23, 2013

Just out of curiosity, how many commuter students stay late and does not take the T where Suffolk has jurisdiction? How many of you are concerned for your safety whenever you stay late? I wasn’t, really....

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