Springfield College is committed to assisting all members of the Springfield College community in providing for their own safety and security.; As required by federal law, each year Springfield College prepares an annual Security and Fire Safety Report, commonly referred to as the Clery Report. The Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.

It also contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Springfield College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Springfield College campus, as well as fire statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning Springfield College’s residence halls.

Statistics for the nine campuses of the Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies are also included in this report.

A copy of the most recent report is available here. In addition, the Springfield College Department of Public Safety will provide a paper copy of the report upon request.

Download the report.

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.