Message From The Chief

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 students, faculty and staff.

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 Safety Assistants made up of full-time students from the University to assist the University Police force. Student Safety Assistants are used as observers, shuttle drivers, escorts, dispatchers and to assist University Police.

Please travel throughout all our related pages to learn more about our department.

Tony Casciano