Western New England University Police

  • Agency: Western New England University Police
  • Address: 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, 01119 MA
  • Chief:
Phone: 413.782.1207
Fax: 413.782-1559

Western New England University Police is located at 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, 01119 MA. The Western New England University Police phone number is 413.782.1207.

Western New England University Police News

WNEU PD is hosting a food drive to benefit the Springfield Rescue Mission. Please bring canned goods to the Station until November 13. On Nov. 14 we will be at the University Commons to collect perishable goods.

Western New England University Police and the Springfield Police Department are investigating several incidents of breaking and entering into student houses located off campus. We are asking that the community both on and off campus take a proactive approach to crime prevention and report any suspicious persons or vehicles. As members of the Western New England community you can play a huge role in assisting the Police by contacting the University Dispatch Center either through the RAVE Guardian App or by calling 413-782-1300. In the event you’re off campus, dial 911 with what you see and hear in your respective neighborhoods. It is important that everyone locks their doors, set house alarms, and put both interior and exterior lights on before leaving your house.

Last week while off duty Officer Viegas was at a local restaurant when she observed a patron actively choking and not breathing. Without hesitation she jumped into action and effectively administered the Heimlich Maneuver, which immediately worked. Today Ralph, who served this country in Vietnam stopped by to thank Officer Viegas. Police Officers are never off duty and this officer’s actions shows us once again how true this is. Thank you Ralph for your service to this country and thank you Officer Viegas.

BRISTOL, R.I., September 28, 2018- The Justice System Training and Research Institute at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., in partnership with the New England Association of Chiefs of Police, recently recognized Sergeant John J. Hoynoski of the Western New England University for the successful completion of the “Command Training Series: First Line Supervisor Course,” a two-week comprehensive training program for police supervisory personnel. Coursework addressed contemporary concepts of management and leadership relevant to the responsibilities of first line supervisors in a modern criminal justice agency. The program, presented by experienced academics and law enforcement practitioners between September 17 and September 28, 2018 discussed topics including operational leadership and management principles, problem-solving, organizational and interpersonal communications, labor relations, disciplinary issues, and ethical decision-making. Graduates of the session represented police departments from throughout New England and included Sergeant Hoynoski.

FEMA will be conducting a nation wide test of both the wireless emergency alerts and the emergency alert system today (Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 2:18 p.m. and 2:20 p.m.).

2018 Student Patrol prepping for an early morning 30 mile bike ride. This years group is being trained by Officer Jacob Marini who is committed to maximizing this training opportunity for this group of student workers.

Keeping Officer Jill Kidik and the Hartford Police Department in our thoughts as she recovers. Stay Strong!

The University Police Department is attempting to locate the operator of this vehicle as he or she may have information relating to a past motor vehicle accident. If anyone can identify the driver of this RAM 1500 “Rumble Bee” please contact Detective Sergeant Dan Donohue.

Chief Adam Woodrow engaging in an endurance drill during recent defensive tactics training held during spring break. WNE University Police Officers take advantage “down time” during breaks in the academic calendar to train in many different disciplines. #leadingbyexample

Former WNE Student Patrol Supervisor now Massachusetts State Trooper J. Gonzalez going above and beyond.

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2018 Student Patrol Unit participating in self defense with Det. Sgt. D. Donohue, Sgt. K. Dupras, and Off. J. Marini. Another outstanding effort by all Student Patrollers.