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Department of Public Safety

*** In case of 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

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. Read more about our Campus Safety Overview.

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.

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

Department Spotlight

Emergency Notification System

In case of an emergency, Westfield State University has an Emergency Notification System to rapidly communicate with students, faculty, and staff by sending:

  • voice messages to all on-campus phones,
  • emails to all Westfield State University email addresses,
  • text/voice messages to cell phones.

Sign up for Emergency Alerts

Department Announcements

July 9, 2014

There are currently no new announcements.

Right to Know & Policies

Campus Safety Chronicle

In compliance with the CLERY Act, the department compiles and publishes annually campus crime statistics.

Crime Log

Crime Log

Fire Safety - RIght to Know

Fire Safety - RIght to Know

Investigation of Missing Persons Policy ("Suzanne's Law")

Investigation of Missing Persons Policy ("Suzanne's Law")

Forms & Helpful Info

Missing Residential Student Contact Form

Missing Residential Student Contact Form

Rape Aggression Defense Training

The Rape Aggression Defense Basic Personal Defense System is a national program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques taught for women only.

Rape & Sexual Assault Information

Quick facts and tips for risk reduction

Silent Witness Form

If you see crime occurring on campus and you would like to report it anonymously, please fill out this form.

Student Threat Assessment Team (STAT)

This team is responsible for receiving and reviewing reports of potentially threatening, violent or alarming behaviors by any student of the University.