College Chief of Campus Police John Carter Elected Secretary
Public Affairs Intern
AMHERST, Mass.—John B. Carter, Amherst College chief of campus police, was elected secretary of the Massachusetts Association of College and University Public Safety Directors (MACUPSD) for the term 2001-2002.
Carter, a resident of Ashby, Mass., was named chief of campus police at Amherst College in 1998. He received a B.S. in criminal justice from the University of Lowell and then an M.S. in the same subject from Fitchburg State College. Carter was an officer for the Townsend, Mass., Police Department from 1986 to 1990. He then served with the Brandeis University Police, first as sergeant and then as detective sergeant, until his appointment at Amherst.
For the MACUPSD elections, Carter ran on a platform of continuing professional vision for the association. He refers to his term as an opportunity for both learning and service to the people of the state.
MACUPSD was founded nearly 25 years ago with the mission of promoting “the common interest in the administration of law enforcement programs...on college and university campuses.” The association currently has about 80 active members from both public and private schools in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.