Emergency Information

EMERGENCY (413) 542-2111
Call this number in the event of an emergency, including those involving fire or hazardous materials and any emergency that might require police, firefighters, an ambulance or emergency medical personnel.

Police non-emergency line: (413) 542-2291

Conscience of the Police

By Katherine Jamieson

Irene Joins the Class of 2015

Submitted on Thursday, 9/1/2011, at 9:26 AM

Public Affairs' Rob Mattson spent Sunday afternoon with first-year students, international students and officer Jeffery Edwards of the Campus Police as they watched Tropical Storm Irene pass through Western Massachusetts on move-in day.

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.

Staff

John B. Carter, Chief of Police
Ed Zaniewski, Deputy Chief of Police

Seargents

Michael Lenart
Jeffrey Shea
Vacant
Theresa Dufresne

Police Officers

James Keedy
Jeffery Edwards

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.

Amherst College Police

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

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.

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