Chief of Police Erin Carcia, Officer Justin Stiles Honored with MACLEA Awards

Babson College Chief of Police Erin Carcia and Officer Justin Stiles were honored last week by the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA), the latest in a string of recent honors for the Babson Public Safety Department

Carcia received the Ralph Avery Leadership Development Award for her passion for campus public safety and her tireless work to motivate and support her team while working to transform the culture of the organization. She currently serves on the MACLEA executive board and is actively involved with the Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement, 

Babson Public Safety members pose for a group photo
From left, Babson Public Safety’s Detective Jennie Lindland, Lt. Kevin Richardson, Chief of Police Erin Carcia, Officer Justin Stiles, Officer Nashley Gonzalez, and Officer Dylan Tavano at the MACLEA ceremony.

Stiles, who joined Babson in 2020, received the MACLEA award for “administrative initiative to combat crime, improve efficiency or significantly improve public safety by the development of an innovative program.” Carcia and Stiles received their awards during MACLEA’s Awards & Scholarship Ceremony on January 19 at Framingham State University. 

“Officer Stiles is so committed to our department’s development and advancement through his consistent commitment to problem solving and partnership with others,” Carcia said, noting specifically his detailed business proposals and innovative initiatives for the drone program, parcel map, electric bicycles, and data analytics. “I am so appreciative of everything Justin brings to our team and representing Babson College Public Safety with such professionalism and pride. 

“The MACLEA awards not only recognize the outstanding work of individuals and teams,” Carcia added, “but they also acknowledge that agencies like Babson College Public Safety Department are truly committed to the change and evolution of policing and continue to be advancing as a leader and role model organization for other campus departments across the state.” 

The awards are just the latest honors for the Babson College Public Safety Department, which has been recognized for its positive impact on campus and beyond. Last year, Babson Police Officer Nashley Gonzalez received the Community Service Award from the Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association. Also, Gonzalez and Officer Kevin Carrigan received the Sean Collier Award by MACLEA for community-oriented policing and innovation in policing. 

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