Know Your Rights

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 and what not to do during police encounters. The film is followed by an always dynamic question and answer session with Attorney Corey Carvalho, Associate Director of SLSO, and Officer Mark Whelihan.

Here are just a few comments made by students about the Know Your Rights event:

  • “It’s amazing that I didn’t know my rights!”
  • “This was great. It was enjoyable and informative.”
  • “Everyone should attend a presentation like this one!”

How to Schedule a Know Your Rights Workshop

Contact Laura Sylvester of SLSO at 413-545-3838 and complete their CLE (Community Legal Education) Form that they will provide to you. Or use our Training Request Form.


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.