Weather Alert: Due to changing weather conditions that impact safety, including ice, the University will now be closed and on-ground classes are cancelled, on Friday, Nov. 16. Online courses will take place as scheduled. Note that tonight’s athletic events and the theater performance “O Beautiful” will still take place this evening at 8 p.m. in the Ely Studio Theater, as the campus walkways and parking lots will be clear and safe to use at that time. And, the Ely Fitness Center will be open today from 1 to 7 p.m. PARKING BAN INFO×
Welcome to the Westfield State University Department of Public Safety/University Police.
The Department of Public Safety/University Police 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/University Police are: the investigation of crimes and motor vehicle accidents on campus, the enforcement of University 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/University Police provides medical transports to Health Services or Baystate Noble Hospital for students who are injured or ill. Univeristy Police Officers are also available to present programs to educate students on such issues as acquaintance rape, crime prevention, suicide prevention, as well as alcohol and drug awareness.
The Department of 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.
The Department of Public Safety employs and directs a Student Security Unit made up of full-time students from the University to assist the University Police force. Student Security Officers are used as observers, shuttle drivers, escorts, dispatchers, concert/library security, and to assist University Police.
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