Emergencies

From your cell, call 413-545-3111 (UMPD emergency) for the quickest response. From campus landline phones, dial 911. (Auto connects to UMPD.) Or use a Help Phone.

Non-Emergency: 413-545-2121

Leave a message on our confidential Tips Line 413- 577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.

Community Statement from UMPD

June 4, 2020

To our UMass Amherst Community,

The leadership of UMPD and the local campus leaders of the New England Police Benevolent Association and International Brotherhood of Police Officers are united in condemning in the strongest possible terms, the wrongful actions as well as the failure to intervene that led to the death of Mr. Floyd. We are angry and deeply frustrated that the actions of those former officers have stained the good work of officers across the country who work hard to build relationships in their communities.

We understand that relationships between police and many communities in the United States are broken and that trust has been lost. We know that it is critical for us to understand the systemic failings that have created these fractures. As part of our commitment to the communities we serve, we explicitly prohibit and train against racial profiling. We are also continuing to train our officers in implicit bias awareness, police legitimacy and procedural justice, trauma informed practices, de-escalation, and crisis intervention.

UMPD deeply values the positive daily interactions that we have with our campus and local communities. We care about how we carry out our duties and responsibilities, and also how we engage in our individual interactions. We are committed to building trust and confidence so as to counter negative stereotypes that people may have about the police. This will require listening compassionately to the voices of our community and committing to productive, transformative dialogue and committing to do everything in our power to contribute to police and judicial reform. In the coming months there will be opportunities for continuing and deepening the conversation about the role of community policing as well as gathering concrete recommendations to guide our future steps.

We remain committed to being your UMPD.

Faithfully,

The University of Massachusetts Police Department

Date Occurred: May 1, 2021

On 5/1/2021 at approximately 10:35pm, the UMass Amherst Police Department received a third-party report of a person being chased and/or assaulted.  Related to this incident, two students have reported being robbed of money by an unknown person.  This incident began in the Worcester Commons parking lot and resulted in person(s) running in the direction of the Campus Center Garage.   

UMPD is seeking to identify a person possibly involved in the incident, described as a male, dark complexion, wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, black pants, red-and-white sneakers, and carrying a bag.  That individual ran westbound from behind Worcester Commons at approximately 10:30pm, followed by two individuals described as #1 - male, light complexion, long sleeve black shirt, dark shorts, black sneakers and #2 - male, light complexion, wearing a red jersey with the #97, white hat, dark pants. 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact UMPD Officer Jeff Silva... read full alert

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

Tips

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