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.

Motorcycle Patrol Unit

Riding specially equipped Harley Davidson machines, the police Motorcycle Unit conducts patrols and traffic enforcement, engages in public relations and takes part in parades. The highly maneuverable motorcycles are excellent tools for traffic enforcement in congested areas, in academic malls, and across other areas of the campus that are difficult to access.

Officers assigned to the motorcycle unit are volunteers from the ranks of the patrol division. They attend a special training course in police motorcycle operations, which consists of obstacle courses, motorcycle operating dynamics, riding in rough terrain, and emergency operation. The training is designed to provide the rider with the skills and confidence to operate the motorcycle in various environments and under adverse conditions.

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.