UMass Amherst has announced its Spring 2021 operating plan, inviting additional students to return to campus to advance their studies. The plan prioritizes public health and safety, including expansion of the university’s successful COVID-19 testing program. For more information, go to www.umass.edu/spring.

Community Outreach

Interested in a training for your group? Training is available in a range of crime prevention and safety topics. Contact us or use our Training Request Form to talk about a training tailored for your group. 

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  • While much has been focused on shooting incidents, threats to your physical safety come in many forms. It is an unfortunate reality that we must even consider the possibility. Individuals may be...
  • The Adventure Ropes Challenge Course is a series of high and low ropes exercises designed to test a group’s teamwork as well as develop self-confidence and leadership. The course is offered - upon...
  • The CDC reports that motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the U.S. Many of these injuries can be prevented by placing children in properly installed car seats or...
  • ***There will be no Spring 2020 Citizens Police Academy.  Please check back in Summer 2020 for the Fall 2020 CPA dates. Please feel free to submit an application; it will be kept on file for the Fall...
  • Know Your Rights is a lively and interactive discussion co-presented by the UMPD and the Student Legal Services Office (SLSO). Participants watch the short film “Busted” where you learn what to do...
  • 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-...
  • Office Watch is a program that helps prevent theft on campus. It focuses on thefts from buildings within the academic area. It emphasizes property security, and accountability within academic...
  • Register your valuables with Project Protect. Every year laptops, iPods, cell phones, and other personal items are lost or stolen on campus. Project Protect greatly increases the chances of...
  • What Does UMPD Offer? The UMPD Community Outreach Unit offers presentations on the topic of self-defense.  We will discuss the law as it pertains to self-defense, and then cover risk awareness, risk...
  • Learn These Simple Steps to Save A Life.  According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46. These injuries can result from a...
  • A high priority for the UMPD is to make the campus a place where students can move about with a sense of safety. We achieve this by maintaining a well-lit campus, placing security cameras at...
  •   The 2020 Youth Adventure Academy is tentatively scheduled for July 13-17th. (due to covid restrictions, details will be released in the future).  The Youth Adventure Academy is for students...
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.