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:
Amherst College police officers have been patrolling the campus, lots, bike paths and surrounding wooded areas on mountain bicycles since 1994. In 2008 the police added a Vectrix Electric Motorcycle to the patrol fleet.
The officers are easily identified as police officers with blue shorts or training pants and french blue long and short sleeve polo shirts. The polo shirts have an embroidered badge and the word "Police" on the back and the department patch on the sleeve.