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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.

Key Policy

The College Locksmith is Douglas Fuller. Email the Lockshop here. The lockshop is located on the first floor of Services Building or call the Service Desk at (413) 542-2254 (7 AM to 3:30 PM). For after hours emergencies, call the Dispatch Center at (413) 542-2291.


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


Michael Lenart
Jeffrey Shea
Theresa Dufresne
Jeffery Edwards

Police Officers

James Keedy

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.

General Safety

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