Campus Safety and Security (CSS) safeguards people and property on the Hampshire College campus. CSS should be alerted to any situation that threatens a safe academic and social environment.
CSS is not a sworn police force; it has no authority to arrest. We maintain working relationships with police and fire departments of Amherst and Hadley, the Massachusetts State Police, and the Northwestern District Attorney's Office for matters beyond the scope of community safeguarding.
Campus Safety officers are trained professionals. Each officer is certified yearly in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and First Responder, trained in sexual assault and trauma response, accessibility services and intervention/response to witnessed or reported incidents of bias and hate.
Our mission is to support the learning and work of the entire community by protecting life and property and providing services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The department is committed to community safeguarding, and respects and protects the civil rights of all individuals, with strict adherence to the principles of accountability and transparency. We are united in our commitment to address social injustice and quality of life issues by engaging one another in problem-solving partnerships.
If you would like to be part of the campus safety advisory committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When there are complaints involving the safeguarding of the campus, community members and officers are best served by a system of accountability that is expeditious and fair to all involved.
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