Officer Scott Bornstein to depart Friday

by Xakota Espinoza / Beacon Staff • September 13, 2012

In an email to Emerson faculty and staff, Director of Public Safety Robert Smith announced the departure of Deputy Director of Public Safety Scott Bornstein. 

Bornstein will leave his position at the college on Fri., Sept. 14. He was appointed to his current position in 2007. 

As deputy, Bornstein said his responsibilities included department budgeting, training, and directing investigations. Bornstein recalled the college’s transition from the Back Bay campus to the Theater District as one of the most exciting times of his career. 

“I’ve definitely seen the college grow,” said Bornstein in an interview with the Beacon. “I was one of the first to know — it was a very exciting time.” 

During his time at the college, Bornstein said he implemented numerous programs, including the establishment of bicycle patrol, radio operability with local police agencies, and the first computerized reporting system. 

Following the firing of former Director of Public Safety George Noonan, Bornstein filled the chief position in the interim. 

Smith said he was grateful for all the support Bornstein provided him during his transition into the position of director of public safety. 

“He was such a constant presence,” said Smith. “When I would be bombarded with calls or emails about issues, people were nice, but they still needed things done, and I could always turn to Scott.”