Student Security/Safe R-I-D-E Student Security Assistants The Campus Police Department employs Amherst College students in various civilian capacities. Students perform clerical duties, assist with the enforcement of parking regulations, the patrolling of the campus, and the securing of college buildings. Although Student Security Assistants have no police authority, they are equipped with 2-way radios, which enable them to report instantly all incidents involving suspicious or criminal activity.
Due to the limited number of pool vehicles, Amherst College is unable to provide vehicles at every request. Pool vehicles are available for the exclusive use of academic and administrative departments in order to facilitate essential College business.
It is important for all members of the campus community to feel secure in our facilities and on our grounds. Therefore, the College will not permit dogs in public areas of the College buildings (research animals and animals for the disabled excepted). The College will allow employees to have their dogs inside their private offices, subject to the following guidelines: