Public Safety

Department of Public Safety/University Police


How To Get Help
The Westfield State University Department of Public Safety/University Police, is responsible for the enforcement of the Massachusetts General Laws and for protecting life and property on the Westfield State University Campus. University 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/University Police is a division of the Student Affairs at Westfield State University and is headed by Director/Chief Tony Casciano. The Department works to educate, inform, prevent crime, enforce laws and protect the rights of all members of the University community. The Department oversees law and University policy enforcement, security and emergency response at the University.

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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

Right to Know

Annual Clery Security and Fire Safety Report

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

Crime Log

Investigation of Missing Persons ("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. To meet with the team or to report a concern, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 413-572-5425/5421.