From your cell, call 413-545-3111 (UMPD emergency) for the quickest response. From campus landline phones, dial 911. (Auto connects to UMPD.) Or use a Help Phone.

Non-Emergency: 413-545-2121

Leave a message on our confidential Tips Line 413- 577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.

Date Occurred: 09/01/2019

Members of the UMass community have fallen victim to these latest scams around job postings. Please know that if a job opportunity is asking you to send them money, it most likely is a scam. If you are in doubt, look into the job very carefully. Please use the information and resources below that Career Services has provided so you do not become the next victim.

Beware of people that might try to scam college students! (Updated June 2019)

The UMass Career Development & Professional Connections Hub wants you to be aware of possible employment scams. As you conduct a job or internship search, keep in mind…that if a job seems “too good to be true”, be careful!“False contacts” can masquerade under a legitimate company name. Watch for misspellings, extra letters, phrases, etc. that are added to emails or website addresses or overzealous “recruiters”. All students are encouraged to exercise their own good judgment when evaluating a prospective job or internship.Remember... read full alert

I'm a UMass Police Officer, and I love my job. It's always something new. It's always something different. It's always something challenging. You have the benefit for extensive developmental training in the summer and the opportunity of community policing.  It's not necessarily standard employment. It's a calling. I answered the call. I really do enjoy serving the community and helping people. I wouldn't want be anything else other than a police officer. It has direct... read more

Thank you for taking the time to watch this active training video, designed to help the UMass Amherst community plan for a perilous incident. In addition to viewing this video,the University offers a variety of other resources to enhance your safety and personal well-being. Read more about our Active Threat Program. The UMass Police offer group active-threat training upon request. Complete our... read more




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Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.