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

University Police Officer - Experienced Level - Full-Time Academy Required

Although we currently have no vacancies, we are continuing to accept applications for Lateral Police Officers on a continual basis. To qualify as a lateral police applicant you must have obtained a full-time Recruit Officer Course (ROC) academy certification for full-time police officers as required by M.G.L. Chapter 41 Sec. 96B, or the out-of-state equivalant as reviewed and approved by the MPTC *.  In Massachusetts, this is approximately a 24-26 week full-time Police Academy committment.

Submit your application online for the University Police Officer - Experienced Level positions.

* NOTE:  If you hold only a part-time, MPTC Reserve-Intermittent academy certification, you must apply through the Police Officer: Entry Level process. 

UMPD Employment and Selection Process 

Read the Overview of the UMPD Employment and Selection Process [PDF]. Learn more about our employment and selection process including special assignments, specialized training and minimum application requirements.

See the University's Affirmative Action and Non-Discrimination Policy Statement [PDF].

NEPBA Patrol Officers Contract - July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020


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.