The Public Safety Oversight Committee (PSOC) was established to serve in an advisory capacity to the Executive Vice President for Planning & Policy and the Chief of Police for the purpose of reviewing the practices, policies and procedures of the Department of Public Safety, and making policy recommendations where appropriate.

MEMBERSHIP:

The PSOC will be comprised of seventeen regular members appointed for terms of two years. Initial appointments will be made for one or two years to facilitate staggered terms such that approximately one-half the appointments will expire each year. The membership will consist of the following: three faculty appointed by faculty in accordance with the Faculty Rules and Regulations; three administrators appointed by the Executive Vice President for Planning & Policy; two members of the Department of Public Safety appointed by the Chief of Police; three undergraduate students appointed by the Undergraduate Council of Students; one medical student appointed by the Medical Student Council; one graduate student appointed by the Graduate Student Council; two staff members appointed by the Staff Advisory Council and two individuals external to the University appointed by the Executive Vice President for Planning & Policy.

In addition to the regular members the Executive Vice President for Planning & Policy, the Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services or his/her designee and the Chair of the OCRB will serve as ex officio members of the PSOC.

FUNCTIONS:

In the performance of its duties, it is expected that the PSOC will meet two times per semester. At the request of the Chief of Police or the Executive Vice President of Planning & Policy, the PSOC may meet at additional times during the year for purposes as may be specified. The PSOC shall receive information regarding the Department of Public Safety training, practices, and policies, including policies governing the use of force, and general data and information about complaints filed with the Department of Public Safety. The PSOC should prepare an annual report for the Chief of Police and the Executive Vice President of Planning & Policy, containing an account of Department of Public Safety complaint activity for the preceding year, and making policy recommendations where necessary and appropriate. 

2014-2015 Membership:

Name Comments
Russell Carey Executive Vice President for Planning & Policy
Mark Porter Chief of Police
Liza Cariago-Lo Associate Provost for Academic Development & Diversity
Margaret Klawunn VP Campus Life & Student Services

Bruce Holt

Lieutenant, DPS Professional Standards
Michelle Nuey Manager, DPS Community Relations
Timothy Shiner Director, Campus Center & Student Activities
Peter Holden Director, Facilities Planning & Operation
James Green

Deputy Counsel

John Ryan Lieutenant, Providence Police Department
James Simmons Professor of Biology
Amy Greenwald Associate Professor of Computer Science
L.Peter Gromet Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences
Justin Pace Public Safety Officer, BUSPA President
Patricia Falcon
Information Security Policy & Awareness Specialist, CIS
Reese Middler Field Coordinator, Bio Med Institute of Community Health Promotion
Jacqueleen DeSisto Class Campaign Officer, Office of Advancement
Charles Carroll Graduate Student
Daniel Resnick-Ault Medical Student
Aditya V. Kumar Undergraduate Student
Adam Kemerer Undergraduate Student