Coronavirus Update March 12

Coronavirus Update: UMass Amherst has shifted to remote delivery of all instruction, having suspended in-person classes, including laboratory, studio, capstone and graduate courses, until the end of the semester. In accordance with the Governor’s emergency order, only onsite personnel should report to campus, unless contacted by a supervisor Additional updates and resources can be found at

Motorcycle Patrol Unit

Riding specially equipped Harley Davidson machines, the police Motorcycle Unit conducts patrols and traffic enforcement, engages in public relations and takes part in parades. The highly maneuverable motorcycles are excellent tools for traffic enforcement in congested areas, in academic malls, and across other areas of the campus that are difficult to access.

Officers assigned to the motorcycle unit are volunteers from the ranks of the patrol division. They attend a special training course in police motorcycle operations, which consists of obstacle courses, motorcycle operating dynamics, riding in rough terrain, and emergency operation. The training is designed to provide the rider with the skills and confidence to operate the motorcycle in various environments and under adverse conditions.


585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax


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