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Date Occurred: November 11, 2014

The UMPD has received four reports from residents of the John Adams residence hall regarding a male who has been looking at female residents while they have been showering. The first incident occurred in September and was treated as an isolated incident. More recent reports have been filed and the UMPD is notifying the campus community to ensure your safety. Reports allege a white male has been seen looking, or attempting to look under the shower partitions on the third and sixth floor facilities. One incident describes the male as a college aged white male, dark hair, baseball cap on...

UMass Police and CMASS (Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success) hosted a great night of fun with our Amazing Race event through campus. We hope to see many new faces and returning teams next semester for the Spring Amazing Race. Watch this video to see some of the fun we had!

Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26 UMPD will be participating in UMass Family Weekend. We hope that you'll be able to join us for Family Weekend 2014, October 24-26. Family Weekend will bring an exciting array of events for you and your students including some fall foliage! Registration is now open! We will continue to add to the schedule throughout the summer and fall, so check back often for the latest updates. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions section that provides answers and information about our programs, including information on hotel room blocks and places to stay. We...

UMPD will conduct “active shooter training” for officers and supporting agencies. The training sessions will be held in Dickinson Hall four times during June, July and August from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Police will secure the area during the training exercises to prevent anyone from entering the building, says John K. Horvath, police chief at UMass Amherst. (Republican, 6/25/14; News Office release)

Horse Mounted Unit Patrol Officer

UMPD had an open house at the UMass Police Department on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the station at 585 East Pleasant St., Amherst. Students, faculty, staff and community members were invited to tour the police station, view displays about UMPD’s various units and enjoy food from UMass Dining’s Baby Berk food truck.

UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community  November 2013. Photo by John Solem.

Every Fall, the UMPD sponsors Walk for Light with the help of the Student Government Association. Walk for Light is a comprehensive campus safety check program where students, staff, and faculty walk across the campus to report any safety concerns they see along the way. The date has not been scheduled but usually occurs in October or November. We will post the date here when it's scheduled and hope you will join us.




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