Hate Crime

"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

Emergency Telephone Locations

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.

Bicycle Registration

  1. 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

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.

Dorm Talks

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.


The R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) course is a comprehensive self defense program for women. The R.A.D.

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.

College Chief of Campus Police John Carter Elected Secretary

June 14, 2001Public Affairs Intern413/542-2344 AMHERST, Mass.—John B. Carter, Amherst College chief of campus police, was elected secretary of the Massachusetts Association of College and University Public Safety Directors (MACUPSD) for the term 2001-2002.

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Amherst College Cops are Armed

Submitted by Paul S. Statt