Public Safety

From any On-Campus Phone: EMERGENCY DIAL 911
Calls go directly to City of Westfield Emergency Dispatch Center. Calls are monitored at the on-campus Public Safety Complex.

How to get help and other important information:

The Westfield State University Department of Public Safety, an agency certified by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, is responsible for the enforcement of the Massachusetts General Laws and for protecting life and property on the Westfield State University Campus. College police officers have the power of arrest in the Commonwealth and are Special State Police with full police powers. The Department is charged with the responsibility of protecting the rights of all members of the academic community to learn, to teach, and to conduct normal and necessary business of the institution.

The Department of Public Safety is a division of the Student Affairs at Westfield State University and is headed by Director Tony Casciano. The Department of Public Safety (D.P.S.) works to educate, inform, prevent crime, enforce laws and protect the rights of all members of the College community. The Department oversees law and College policy enforcement, security and emergency response at the College.

In compliance with the CLERY Act, the department compiles and publishes annually campus crime statistics. These can be found within the Campus Safety Chronicle.

The Department is comprised of a Director, Captain, 3 Lieutenants, Campus Police Officers, Dispatchers, Institutional Security Officers (I.S.O.'s), Student Security Officers and Administrative Support Staff.

Location: Public Safety Complex, White House, Western Avenue
Address: Westfield State University, 577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA. 01086
Telephone: EMERGENCY: 911
Main Number: (413) 572-5262
Fax: (413) 572-5496
Decal sales: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM;
General Business:Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Dispatchers are on duty 24 hours a day.