Amherst College Police Department

  • Agency: Amherst College Police Department
  • Address: 6 East Dr, Amherst, 01002 MA
  • Chief:
Phone: 413-542-2291

Amherst College Police Department is located at 6 East Dr, Amherst, 01002 MA. The Amherst College Police Department phone number is 413-542-2291.

Amherst College Police Department News

Today marks the end of an era at ACPD 1978-2018. Deputy Chief Ed Zaniewski has held numerous titles, but has steadfastly taken care of the people of Amherst College.

Congratulations to newly promoted Deputy Chief Theresa Dufresne and Sergeant Damion Shanley! Special thanks to everyone who attended the promotion ceremony! Follow our Instagram Page @acpdpolice

Amherst College Police in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Cruiser Convoy. #LETRSOMA #cruiserconvoy2018

Amherst College Police Sergeant Jeff Shea and Officer Jeff Wojcik attend the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Cruiser Convoy with approximately 200 cruisers. The Cruiser Convoy begins in the Berkshires, and travels along I-90 East collecting cruisers to enter the Special Olympics Summer Games. Congratulations to the athletes and thank you Sergeant Shea and Officer Wojcik for representing our department!

AC Walk for Mental Health-2 mile walk in the 80 plus degree sun. Only one walker required rescue ! Before you criticize --how would you do in a fur coat with tiny legs ? :-) AC

ACPD Sergeants Theresa Dufresne and Jeffrey Shea recently completed the FBI 21st annual New England Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (NE LEEDS). This week long intensive leadership seminar covered numerous topics, including Media Relations, Use of Social Media, Communications, Leadership, Legal Issues, and Cyber Threats and Trends. FBI LEEDS programs are highly sought after training and are attended by police from all aspects of policing, including municipal, state, federal, and international law enforcement

Know what you can do to increase your safety in an emergency. Review the Amherst College Emergency Response Handbook. Sign up for AC Alert. Watch the Responding to an Active Shooter video. Know the emergency number and program it into your cell phone

The Amherst College Fire Department was organized in the fall of 1941 by Theodore S. Bacon, Jr. (AC Class of 1942) and Assistant Dean Richard MacMeekin as part of the College Civilian Defense Program. The original group of 24 men were trained in fire fighting techniques by the Chief of the Amherst Fire Department. Later the brigade was reorganized into two student companies and a permanent company of six men from the College's Buildings and Grounds Department

Amherst College Environmental Health and Safety hosted the 15th annual UMass Medical Center LifeFlight Symposium at Amherst College Sunday, December 3rd at Fayerweather Hall

Move In Day for 1st Year Students.

FBI warns of credit card schemes targeting students

#cruiserconvoy #specialolympics #amherstcollege Sergeant Shea and Sergeant Dufresne had the privilege of supporting some of our own Amherst Angels in the long jump competition and sprint. They train with Hampshire County Sports athletes and are part of the Amherst College 3D group. Congratulations to all of the amazing and hard working athletes!

Officer Jackman presented the department's pedal assist bicycle in the 2017 reunion session: "The Bionic Bicycle" with the Amherst College Department of Physics and Astronomy Instructor Henry Parker Hirschel.


On February 10, 2017, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Norm Jones spoke about implicit bias to all of the divisions that provide public safety to the college . It's not often that we are fortunate enough to get police, dispatch, museum security, emergency management, and environmental health and safety together all at the same time. The challenges of providing 24/7 services!

Dear Amherst College Community, The Amherst College Police have received several reports of "phishing" calls to individuals on campus from people pretending to be from the government. The caller pretends to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), or another government agency. The callers are aggressive and demanding. They order people not to tell anyone about the call and to make payment via a money order. If they are rejected or disconnected, they call back and pretend to be from a local law enforcement agency. The callers can "spoof" a telephone number and make it seem that their number is part of the IRS or local police even though it is not. Government agencies will never call and demand a money order or threaten arrest for non-compliance. You may protect yourself against such scams by learning to recognize them and knowing what to do when they happen. You can find that guidance for phishing emails at or for phishing phone calls here Please be vigilant against scams like this. Should you have any doubt about the legitimacy of a call, please contact the Amherst College Police at (413) 542-2291 and we will assist you.

Officers spent time with a great group of friends today! They had a lot of great questions, and we had some fun too!

Lt. Knightly, Amherst Police Department, provided conversation and training to ACPD on providing safe environments for demonstrations, lessons learned in responding to civil disturbances, and establishing a "shared response philosophy".

Congratulations to Officer Brittney Vallee on graduating from the Special State Police Officer Academy and receiving the Top Female Physical Fitness Award

Our thoughts & prayers are with our brothers & sisters in the Massachusetts State Police & with the family of the Trooper involved in today's accident.