Alerts & Statistics
The UMPD publishes safety and crime alerts as well as crime statistics, in compliance with federal and state laws, and to improve safety on the UMass Amherst Campus.
The UMPD will post crime alerts on this site in the event of an on-going situation, on or near campus. We consider the decision to issue a crime alert on a case-by-case basis in light of all the circumstances surrounding a crime, including the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the campus community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts. The UMPD also posts crime alerts for specific classifications: arson, aggravated assault, criminal homicide, robbery, sex offenses, and other classifications as deemed necessary.
In addition to posting alerts on this site, the UMPD will inform the campus community via a campus-wide e-mail addressed to students, faculty, and staff. We will also post copies of this notice in all affected residence halls, and will send it to the student newspaper and area media outlets to further alert the campus community.
Emergency Text Messages
As part of the UMass Amherst Alerts system, emergency text messages will provide time-sensitive notifications to subscribers’ cell phones about situations that pose an immediate risk to the safety of the campus or could significantly disrupt its activities.
Enrollment information for the campus community and FAQs on the Emergency Text-Messaging System can be found at http://www.umass.edu/alerts/.
The UMPD will periodically post bulletins to this site to better inform the campus community of dangerous or hazardous situations on campus and to better enhance campus safety.
The UMPD prepares an Annual Security Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This report is prepared in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies and the Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life.