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Campus Safety Department

Section 600

The Smith College Campus Safety Department provides protection and services to all members of the college community, including its visitors and guests, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department's officers are trained law enforcement professionals. They have full police powers on college property (as granted under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 22C, Section 63) and are sworn Hampshire County deputy sheriffs. Each officer is trained to the standards set by the Massachusetts State Police.

Campus Safety is located at 126 West Street in the Facilities Management building, and is staffed 24 hours a day with professional dispatchers. The main purpose of Campus Safety is to protect life and property. Officers patrol the campus around-the clock on foot, on specially equipped mountain bikes, or in cruisers. The Campus Safety Department will also provide information to any members of the community on emergency services, crime prevention and reporting, sexual assault, and victim assistance.

Emergency Services: Dial Extension 5555. From your cell phone or from off campus dial 413-585-2490.

Campus Safety emergency phone lines are staffed 24 hours a day, and officers will respond to any on-campus emergency request by any member of the college community, visitor, or guest. In addition, any situation that might require Northampton fire or ambulance services should be reported immediately to the Campus Safety emergency number.

Non-Emergency Services: Dial Extension 2490

Campus Safety Department officers will attempt to respond to non-emergency requests provided that they are not engaged in matters of a higher priority.

Campus Safety Emergency Phones

The Campus Safety Department provides 24-hour emergency telephones for the Smith College community. Emergency telephones are strategically placed in 78 locations on campus, including near the residential houses and parking lots as well as Lamont Bridge, Smith College Equestrian Center, Athletic Facilities parking lots, and all levels of the Parking Garage. Each emergency phone is a metal box with a luminescent blue light on top, and is clearly visible day and night. Please note that these phones ensure an immediate response in the event of a dangerous situation but are NOT to be used in nonemergency situations.

Loss of or Damage to Personal Property

The college is not liable for loss of or damage to personal property occurring on college premises. Some coverage may be afforded through your individual homeowners/renters insurance. The college is not liable for the theft of personal property left in an automobile parked in a college parking lot, nor for the loss of or damage to a vehicle, the theft of money, or valuables left in a desk, office, or work area, nor for the loss of clothing left on a coat rack or in a locker.

Smith College Faculty/Staff Parking Rules and Regulations

Staff and faculty eligible for a Smith College parking decal may register a vehicle at the Campus Safety Department, 126 West Street in the Facilities Management building, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm. For parking related questions, dial 413- 585-2495.

For complete rules and regulations, please see Parking at Smith.

For more information on the Campus Safety Department, visit the Campus Safety website.