Student Security/Safe R-I-D-E

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.

Bike Patrol

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.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act Report

As required by law, Amherst College has prepared a compliance document that contains the required information about campus security policy and certain campus crime statistics.  In addition, the report includes information about fire safety, fire detection/suppression systems, and statistics of damage, injury, and death caused by fire. 

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.