In the event of an assault, theft or something more serious:

  • Call the Amherst College Police Department (ACPD) at 413.542.2111 and provide the dispatcher with as much information about the person(s) as possible, such as:

Name(s), if known
Physical description
Approximate age
Clothing description
Estimate of height and weight
Distinguishing marks/tattoos
Weapons, if any
Direction of travel, if known

  • Try to remain calm and in a safe location.
  • Stay on the phone until help arrives.

Download a PDF of the Amherst College Emergency Response Handbook.