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

Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergencies:
Call (413) 545-2121

Community Outreach

Outreach is the backbone of the UMPD community policing initiative, and we offer several programs designed to foster community involvement, cooperation, and communication. Coordinating these programs are Community Outreach Officers Mark Whelihan and Brian Kellogg. Our Community Outreach Officers conduct residence hall talks and security surveys, and initiate crime prevention and awareness efforts such as Like It, Lock It, Keep It!, Active Threat, and R.A.D. programs. The campus community has embraced these programs, which have helped members of the community become more aware of their personal security as well as that of their property. If you are interested in one of the existing Community Outreach Projects or have a need for a new project to be developed, please contact us at pspmail@admin.umass.edu , or contact Officer Kellogg directly at 413-545-0196, or Officer Whelihan at 413-545-9461.

All new students and staff members participate in crime prevention and safety awareness programs as they enter the university community. During New Student Orientation, students and parents learn about crime on campus and in surrounding neighborhoods, as well the resources UMPD offers. New employees are offered similar information during their orientations. We also offer crime prevention programs and sexual assault prevention programs on a continual basis, as well as sessions on theft, personal safety, and residence hall security. In addition to seminars, the UMPD disseminates information to students and employees through crime prevention awareness packets, security alert posters, displays, videos, and articles in student newspapers.

Crime Prevention and Safety Awareness Programs

Our officers will arrange any of the following crime prevention programs and presentations for your group or organization. Contact the UMPD Community Outreach Officer at 413-545-9461 or pspmail@admin.umass.edu for details.

Operation Identification
Crime Reporting
Bicycle Safety
Harassing Phone Calls
Help Phones
Residence Hall Security Escort Services
TIPS Line
Campus Watch Program - Like It, Lock It, Keep It
Fire Safety
Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)
Sexual Assault Prevention
Alcohol Abuse Prevention

In addition, we can tailor a program to meet your organization’s needs.

All new students and staff members participate in crime prevention and safety awareness programs as they enter the university community. During New Student Orientation, students and parents learn about crime on campus and in surrounding neighborhoods, as well as about the resources that the UMPD offers. New employees learn similar information during their orientation as well. We also offer crime prevention programs and sexual assault prevention programs on a continual basis, as well as sessions on Rohypnol abuse, theft, vandalism, personal safety, and residence hall security. In addition to seminars, the UMPD disseminates information to students and employees through crime prevention awareness packets, security alert posters, displays, videos, and articles in student newspapers.