Coronavirus Update
A Safer-at-Home advisory is currently in effect in Massachusetts. Residence halls remain closed to all but a small group of students. The university’s previously announced policy that “only onsite personnel should report to campus, unless contacted by a supervisor” will remain in effect until the university examines the Governor’s latest guidance and determines the campus’ approach to next steps.
For more information about UMass Amherst’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, go to

Community Outreach

The UMPD Community Outreach Unit is the backbone of the UMPD community policing initiative. Our community outreach programs foster community involvement, cooperation, and communication. Community Outreach Officers Mark Whelihan and Brian Kellogg conduct residence hall talks and security surveys, and initiate crime prevention and awareness efforts. The campus community has embraced these programs which have helped members of the community become more aware of their personal security as well as that of their property.

New students participate in crime prevention and safety awareness programs when they enter the university. During New Student Orientation, students and parents learn about crime on campus and in surrounding neighborhoods, as well the resources UMPD offers.


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.