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The Westfield State University Department of Public Safety/University Police, is an agency certified by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, is responsible for the enforcement of the Massachusetts General Laws and for protecting life and property on the Westfield State University Campus. University police officers have the power of arrest in the Commonwealth and are Special State Police with full police powers. The Department is charged with the responsibility of protecting the rights of all members of the academic community to learn, to teach, and to conduct normal and necessary business of the institution.
The Department of Public Safety/University Police is a division of the Student Affairs at Westfield State University and is headed by Director/Chief Tony Casciano. The Department works to educate, inform, prevent crime, enforce laws and protect the rights of all members of the University community. The Department oversees law and University policy enforcement, security and emergency response at the University.
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In compliance with the CLERY Act, the department compiles and publishes annually campus crime statistics.
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If you see crime occurring on campus and you would like to report it anonymously, please fill out this form.
This team is responsible for receiving and reviewing reports of potentially threatening, violent or alarming behaviors by any student of the University.