The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires colleges and universities to issue a statement advising the campus community where state law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. The act also requires registered sex offenders to provide to appropriate state officials notice of each institution of higher education in that state at which the offender is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student.
"COULD IT HAPPEN TO ME?" Yes, you could be the victim of a Hate Crime based on your race, religion, ethnicity, national orientation, sexual orientation or disability. A look at Preventing, Identifiying & Reporting Hate Crimes at Amherst College
There are a number of emergency telephones located around the campus to facilitate the reporting of crimes or to request assistance from Campus Police. The telephones are identified by a blue light and direct dial the Campus Police when the emergency button is pushed.
SECURITY ADVISORY The Security Advisory Committee is comprised of Faculty, administration and student representatives. This committee meets to discuss security-related issues, make suggestions and recommendations, and acts as an agent through which the community concerns about security can be addressed.
Participate in the bicycle registration program! The program, an offshoot of Operation Identification, has greatly deterred bicycle theft on the Amherst College campus. To participate in the program bring your bicycle to the Campus Police office.
Operation Identification is a nationwide crime prevention program. The program involves the permanent marking of valuables with a unique number, symbol or combination, recording of identification information, and affixing a decal to the exterior of your residence warning potential thieves that the property is registered with the police. This program not only deters theft by making stolen property more difficult to sell and easier to identify, but also expedites insurance claims in the event of a loss.
Officers conduct annual dorm talks in every residential hall at the start of the Fall semester. This is an opportunity to familiarize new students with the Campus Police Department and to share new information and answer questions with the returning students.
Amherst College Police Chief John Carter Named President of State Organization
January 15, 2002Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.-John B. Carter, chief of campus police at Amherst College, has been named president of the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA), to serve out a term ending in June. He had been serving as vice president.