Safety Guidelines

  • Although encountering an active threat on campus remains remote, we encourage members of the campus community to review these guidelines in the event of an emergency. An active threat refers to any...
  • No one deserves to be abused or assaulted. Combating physical and sexual violence is a priority at the UMass Police Department. We believe in the right of all persons to live without fear, abuse,...
  • Sexual assault is a traumatizing experience for most survivors (victims), whether or not physical force was part of the assault or abuse. Survivors can experience a wide variety of emotions, and...
  • I’ve heard the term "date rape" drugs or "Ruffies". What are they? "Ruffies", a nickname for the drug Rohypnol, has been widely publicized as the drug used for sexual assault. The truth is that many...
  • The following programs provide services to victims of domestic violence, including shelter, counseling, support groups, and legal assistance. All of the services are free and confidential, unless...
  • The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) along with the UMPD and Housing and Residence Life, oversees fire safety at UMass Amherst with a full-time staff of fire prevention...
  • For information regarding the latest scam and fraud alerts use the link below. http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts IRS Fraud The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text...
  • Over 115 emergency "HELP" phones are located at strategic points on campus. See our Help Phone Location Map [PDF]. These phones are easily identified by their yellow boxes topped with blue lights....
  • UMPD recommends pre-programming of cell phones with the UMPD dispatch number (413) 545-2121. Dispatchers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer your call. Enter ICE (In Case of...
  • If you are the victim of identity theft or fraud, report it using Online Incident Reporting. In addition, keep all papers, receipts, cancelled checks, mail from companies, etc. related to this crime...
  • Your safety is the number 1 priority. If you can, try to get away from the person who assaulted you and find a safe place as quickly as possible. To report the incident or get help right away, call...
  • Don’t become one of this year’s statistics. If you leave your room—even for a minute—lock your door to protect your belongings. You are visiting this website most likely because you received a post-...
  • Every year there are students and employees that are (or almost are) frauded by phone or phishing scams. These scams can be easy to fall for if you dont know what to look for. Here are some tips....
  • The UMPD works in partnership with the staff of Residential Life to ensure that our 45 residence halls are safe places to live. Residence Hall Safety Features UMass Amherst uses a variety of systems...
  • Obtaining a Restraining Order The University of Massachusetts falls within the jurisdiction of the Eastern Hampshire District Court which is located at 205 State St, Belchertown, MA 01007. If court...
  • Avoid walking alone at night with UMPD’s free walking escort service. Walking Escort Service Walking teams of students with mobile radios are available for safe escort across campus every night from ...
  • There is help... If you have been sexually assaulted, you are not alone and there is help available. In the Amherst Area, the local 24-hour rape crisis line is 413-545-0800. (for TTY call 413-577-...
  • Sexual Assault and Rape are never the fault of the victim. Contrary to popular belief, rape is not a crime of sex. Rape is a crime of violence and a devastating experience, but it is survivable. Rape...
  • Your UCard is your student ID card and provides access to your residence hall. As a debit card, the UCard helps protect you financially. You do not need to carry cash or a checkbook, or use an ATM....
  • Please see the safety guidelines and resources at UMass UMatter on reducing the misuse of alcohol and other drugs, bias related activity, bullying, harassment and violence, sexual misconduct, and...
  • The Watch for Me Campaign is a University-wide initiative to encourage everyone commuting the University’s sidewalks, roadways and other public areas to be alert, limit distractions, and be aware of...
  • Domestic Violence (also called Relationship Violence) can be defined as a pattern of behaviors by an intimate partner that may include physical, sexual, economic and/or emotional abuse, for the...
  • Sexual assault can be defined as any type of sexual activity that is not agreed to and is unwanted, including: inappropriate touching rape, which includes vaginal, anal, or oral penetration attempted...
  • If you believe you are the victim of an abusive relationship or domestic violence, please call the police and allow us to assist you. As the responding officers are en route to your address remember...
CONTACT

UMPD
585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600

umpd@admin.umass.edu
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax

Tips

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