The Springfield College Department of Public Safety strives to keep our campus safe. All police officers are fully trained, and they are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In addition to the officers, the Department of Public Safety also has a dispatch center as well as community service officers (CSO) who patrol the campus on foot, and can also respond to assist with medical emergencies when needed.

The Department of Public Safety also provides various services, including campus shuttles, courtesy transports, fields transportation requests, educational programs, and they can offer assistance with vehicle registration so you can park on campus.  

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Our Officers

Our public safety officers are here to serve our campus community. All of our officers are commissioned under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 22c, Section 63, and have full law enforcement authority in and upon all property owned, occupied, or used by the College.

Springfield College Police Officer Cheri Burton

Our Medical Response Team

All Springfield College police officers are qualified to respond to medical emergencies. As trained first responders, each officer is CPR and automatic external defibrillator (AED) certified. Each cruiser is equipped with a fully stocked medical supply bag as well as oxygen and AEDs. Community service officers are required to be CPR certified and our department oversees the College Emergency Medical Services Club. This team is comprised of emergency medical service management students who assist with responding to medical emergency calls on campus.

Springfield College police cruisers

Our Dispatch Center

As the backbone of our department, our telecommunicators provide constant communication with our officers, outside agencies, and you. While on shift, our telecommunicators maintain a log of calls, share information, and monitor other police agencies, alarm systems, and CCTV monitors. They also assist with issuing parking permits as needed.

Springfield College Public Safety dispatch center

Our CSO Team

Our department employs approximately 20 uniformed, non-sworn security personnel known as community service officers—as well as 27 students who serve as hall security guards. Both of these groups serve as the “eyes and ears” of our department and play a very important role in preventing crime on campus.

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.