campus police and public safety
the fisher college police department
the fisher college police department works to prevent and respond to criminal activity and emergencies, with the additional responsibility of maintaining a safe campus. in order to ensure a safe campus, the fisher college police department enables officers to be proactive, determining why problems happen and working on solutions rather than simply responding to each emergency. community policing is developed through careful training of our officers, outreach programs, and problem-solving partnerships with faculty, staff and students, our neighbors, and state and local government.
fisher college police officers attend the municipal police training committee (mptc) training academy and possess powers, authority and responsibilities that mirror that of the municipal police officers in the commonwealth of massachusetts. we strive to uphold the highest ethical and performance standards in our policies, procedures and actions.
our department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing patrol, investigation, specialized and emergency response, as well as crime prevention and educational services. our officers work closely with residential staff to maintain a safe environment.
fisher college police officers are sworn officers vested with full police powers pursuant to massachusetts general law, chapter 22, section 63. this statute provides police officers with special state police powers. therefore, our officers possess the power and authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on campus.
the fisher college police department prepares the annual security report in compliance with the jeanne clery disclosure of campus security policy and crime statistics act. this report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by fisher college; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. this report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters.