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About UMPD
Emergency Preparedness on Campus
Crime Prevention
Personal Safety
Crime Alerts and Statistics
Residence Hall Security
Campus and Community Resources
Reporting a Crime

A Message from the Chief

Our purpose is to help you achieve your research, teaching and learning goals in a safe and orderly environment. Further, we appreciate the importance of cultural and social growth. That is why we provide resources to support activities such as performances at the Fine Arts Center, Mullins Center events, athletic events, cultural events and dances.

Traffic safety efforts are a top priority for our agency and we are committed to aggressive and innovative traffic enforcement and safety programs. Our enforcement efforts continue to target speed, pedestrian safety, impaired driving and other behaviors that put us all at risk. We urge you to take advantage of our educational programs on traffic safety, personal safety, emergency preparedness and residential hall security.

Recognizing it takes a university community to grow scholars, we believe every member of the campus community has shared accountability for the success of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As such, we are honored to participate in the academic process.

If you have any questions or concerns about UMPD, please send an email to

Chief John K. Horvath
(413) 545-2125

Crime Alerts

Please click here for information on Crime Alerts.

Key Phone Numbers

In case of emergency: Dial 911

Anonymous Tips Line: 413- 577-TIPS (577-8477)
Rape Line: 545-2677

UMPD is accredited by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies

Upcoming Classes and Events

R.A.D. Class Registration

Citizen's Police Academy

Active Threat Training

Important Links

Annual Security Report

Emergency Preparedness

Report a Crime Online

Sign Up for UMass Amherst Alerts!

Anonymous Witness Form

Citizen's Commendation/ Complaint Form

Record Request Form

Project Protect