The Springfield College Department of Public Safety strives to keep campus safe. Its police officers are fully trained, and they're here for you–24 hours per day, seven days per week.

In addition to officers, Public Safety also has a dispatch center and community service officers (CSO), and they can respond to medical emergencies.

Public Safety provides various services, including campus shuttles, security escorts, educational programs, and the department fields transportation requests and helps get your car registered so you can park on campus. 

Learn more about our services

Our Officers

Springfield College police officers are here to help. Officers are fully trained, and are commissioned in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 22c Section 63 of the Massachusetts General Laws, and have full law enforcement authority in and upon all property owned, occupied, or used by the College. All that means is you're in good hands. 

Springfield College Police Officer Cheri Burton

Our Medical Response Team

All Springfield College police officers are qualified to help in medical emergencies. They’re certified as first responders, in CPR, and with the automatic external defibrillator (AED). First aid equipment, oxygen, and AEDs are carried in each of the cruisers. Community service officers also are required to be certified in CPR. We also oversee the College's EMS Club, comprised of emergency medical service management students who volunteer to assist the police in response to medical calls.

Springfield College police cruisers

Our Dispatch Center

Our telecommunicators play a crucial role in the Department of Public Safety. They’re the people you speak with whenever you call us. As the backbone of our department, our telecommunicators provide constant communication with officers, outside agencies, and you. They maintain a log of calls, pass on information, and issue parking permits. They also monitor other police agencies, alarm systems, CCTV monitors, and the electronic ID system.

Springfield College Public Safety dispatch center

Our CSO Team

Our department employs approximately 35 uniformed, non-sworn security personnel—known as community service officers—as well as 20 students who serve as hall security officers. Together, these security officers are the "eyes and ears" of the police department, and play an integral part in preventing crime on the College campus. You can find them in residence halls and in parking lots two, four, and 15.

Cruiser in front of Springfield College Department of Public Safety

SC Alert

Be sure to sign up for SC Alert, the Springfield College emergency notification system.

Rave Guardian App

The Rave app can transform your cell phone into a personal safety device.

Inclement Weather Notification

When there is a closing or delay due to inclement weather, we’ll let you know.