Welcome to the Westfield State University Department of Public Safety.
The Department of Public Safety is responsible for the enforcement of the Massachusetts General Laws and for protecting life and property on campus. 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 the normal and necessary business of the institution.
Among the services provided by the Department of Public Safety are: the investigation of crimes and motor vehicle accidents on campus, the enforcement of College parking regulations, the operation of shuttle service between the main campus and the south campus lot and the operation of a lost and found service. In addition, Public Safety provides medical transports to Health Services or Noble Hospital for students who are injured or ill. Public Safety Officers are also available to present programs to educate students on such issues as date rape, crime prevention, suicide prevention, as well as alcohol and drug awareness.
Public Safety trains and supervises the Institutional Security Officer staff assigned to foot patrol of the campus, as well as those Institutional Security Officers assigned to the security of the residential buildings.
Public Safety employs and directs a Student Security Unit made up of full-time students from the College to assist the regular Campus Police force. Student Security Officers are used as observers, shuttle drivers, escorts, dispatchers, concert/library security, and to assist campus police.
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