University Police

Exterior view of the Public Safety building

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Public Information

About the Department

The Westfield State University Police Department is located on Western Ave. between the Commuter Lot and the main entrance to the university. The Police Dispatch Center is open 24/7 year-round and can be reached at 413-572-5262 

The Department works to ensure a peaceful quality of life, establish a partnership with the community and support a safe learning environment through fair and impartial policing practices.

The Department is comprised of a Chief, Captain, 3 Lieutenants, 12 Police Officers, 1 full-time Security Officer, 3 part-time Security Officers, 3 Dispatchers, 15 Student Safety Assistants and 1 Office Manager. 

University Police Officers are empowered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts General Laws and are certified under the Police Officer Standards and training Commission (POST). All officers enforce state laws, including motor vehicle laws, as well as university rules and regulations and have full powers of arrest.

Programs 

As part of our Community Policing efforts, University Police Officers are available to instruct a variety of Crime Prevention and Safety programs for the WSU community such as, CPR/First Aid, Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) and Run-Hide-Fight. Officers also attend various events in the residential halls as part of our Adopt-A-Hall program.

Decals and Parking 

If you have questions about decals and parking, dial 413-572-8731 or email parking@westfield.allexpertarticles.com

Shuttle Service 

The Owl shuttle provides transportation around campus for students, faculty and staff.  

Additional information about the department can be found at westfield.allexpertarticles.com/offices/department-of-public-safety 

The department is a division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

Employment

Interested in working for Westfield in the University Police Department? Full and part-time positions are available, including positions for students.

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.

Contact Us

University Police

University Police, White House
577 Western Ave
Westfield, MA 01086
University Police Staff

EMERGENCIES: 911

Non-Emergencies:
Dial X5262 on campus or (413) 572-5262 off-campus
Fax: (413) 572-5496

Hours of Operation
Dispatchers are on duty 24 hours a day.
General: M-F, 8:00am-4:00pm

Other important numbers:

  • WSU Health Services: (413) 572-5415
  • Westfield Police Department: (413) 562-5411
  • Westfield Fire Department: (413) 562-2329
  • Baystate Noble Hospital: (413) 568-2811
  • Massachusetts State Police, Russell: (413) 862-3312
  • Poison Control Center: (800) 962-1253