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University Police

Our mission is to provide quality police, security, and related public safety services to the Bentley community, helping ensure our campus remains a safe and pleasant place in which to live work and study.

The men and women of University Police are dedicated to maintaining a safe campus atmosphere for all individuals. However, we can only achieve a truly safe campus through the cooperation of all students, faculty, and staff. Each of us must assume personal responsibility by reporting and taking precautions to prevent ourselves from being victimized.

While the reported crime at Bentley is comparatively low, we must all keep in mind that crime does exist. By working together and embracing a community policing philosophy, we can be successful in minimizing the incidents of crime on our campus.


Ernest H. Leffler
Executive Director of Public Safety
Chief of Police



University Police officers are commissioned in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 22c, Section 63 of Massachusetts General Laws. They have full law enforcement authority, including arrest, in and upon all property owned, occupied or used by Bentley University. They patrol the campus 24 hours per day, year-round to provide a safe environment.



Ernest Leffler
Executive Director Of Public Safety 

Chief of Police

Elona Dai

Senior Administrative Assistant
Melissa Diglio
Access Database Manager

Dottie McGuire
Technical Project Coordinator


Frank Bourgeois


Bill Williams


Taylor Collins

Carmelo Echevarria

Leonard Imbracsio

Floyd Johns

Robert Lynn
Glen Preston
Denis Russell
David Wade


Detective Sergeants

Jessica Roche



Tobe Bartkus

Matthew Doucot
Emily Evans

David Gatchell

Andrew Giebel

Robert Hain

Ryan Haney

Andrew Himmer

Danielle Meroli

Kevin Michaud

Travis Rixford

Jonathan Rose

Phong Vuong


Michael Amrock

Michael Dilorenzo

Nicholas Giunta

David McClelland​​​​​​

Bethany Nikolassy 

Sean Ridge


Security Officers

James Ardizzoni
William Kelley
Kevin Robertson
Robert Tieri
Tony Zatoonian
































Please visit the Careers at Bentley site for job opportunities within the University Police Department.