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Online Incident Reporting ...This reporting system is not monitored 24/7 and it could be 48 hours or more before it is seen. If you need immediate or timely police assistance please call 911 or 413-545-2121.

 

NOT ALL CRIMES CAN BE REPORTED ONLINE.  Please read and consider the ALL of statements below to determine if your incident is appropriate for an online report.  If it is, the system will allow you to immediately file a report that will be reviewed by our online reporting officer (this is NOT monitored 24/7, it may be 48 hours or more before the report is reviewed).  It will also allow you to print a copy of the report at no cost.

Please confirm the following to find out if online filing is right for you:

  • This is NOT an emergency requiring immediate police response.
  • This crime occurred on the UMass Amherst Campus.
  • You do not know who committed this crime.
  • You were not physically assaulted.
  • The reported crime is a minor, misdemeanor crime.
  • The crime does not constitute an ongoing threat to the community.

If the above statements are all TRUE, you are ready to file your report online. If any of the above statements are FALSE, you cannot use this system for online report filing and you should call (413) 545-2121 to report the crime.

Upon completion of this report process you will:

  • See a message stating that “Your report has been submitted”. This indicates that your report is complete.
  • Be provided with a temporary case number. A temporary printable report will be emailed to the address you provided.

Following officer review of your report any of the following may occur:

  • You will receive an email detailing the reason(s) that your report was rejected. 
  • An approved, permanent report will be emailed to you at the address provided.
  • You may be contacted by an officer if your report warrants further investigation.

Please Note:

  • Review time will vary based upon case load and officer availability. Please expect approximately 48 hours for processing.
    FILING A FALSE POLICE REPORT IS A CRIME AND WILL BE PROSECUTED.

Incident Type Reporting Guidelines

Hit and Run

You may report Hit and Run incidents using online incident reporting if these statements are true:

  • No suspect information is present.
  • The incident occurred on campus.
  • The incident did not occur in the last 10 minutes.

If the incident occurred in the last 10 minutes, or you are aware of the individual or have a license plate of the suspect's vehicle that caused damage to your vehicle, call UMPD emergency at (413) 545-3111 or 911 from campus landlines.

Examples of hit and run incidents include: Your car was parked unattended and an unknown driver or vehicle hit your car and didn't leave a note. Or, a vehicle hit your car and then fled without stopping to exchange information.

Theft ($250 or Under)

Property known to be stolen that is valued under $250 may be reported online (this does not include motor vehicle theft).  Lost property is not a theft. Appropriate incidents for online reporting would include items stolen from public spaces where no forced entry is required, unsecured lockers, classrooms or common areas such as residence hall lobbys, lounges or laundry rooms. If your residence hall room or vehicle were broken into, or the crime involved a business theft (money taken from a safe or cash drawer, embezzlement, etc) you cannot use the online reporting system, please call (413) 545-2121 to speak with an officer.

Theft (over $250)   

Property over $250 is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  Felony thefts (over $1200 value) are not eligible for online reporting.  Generally, if the crime consist of a simple larceny (stolen from a public space without any type of forced entry), there are no suspects, and the value is less than $1200, then the crime may be reported utilizing online reporting.  If there are unusual circumstances surrounding the theft, then the online reporting officer may reject the online report and request that you contact UMPD to speak to an officer.  

Submit a Report

Once you've read the above, and are ready to file your report, go to Online Incident Reporting

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.