Community Outreach

Montage banner of campus police programs: bicycle registration, RAD self defense and Walk the Line

Outreach is an important tool in community relations for the Campus Police Department. Programs are designed to engage community involvement, cooperation and most importantly, communication. 

If there is something special you are looking for, we will design a program around your needs.  All classes can be tailored to the need of your residence, department, or organization.

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Programs and Workshops

Unless otherwise specified, Community Outreach Officer Earl Brown coordinates these programs:

Active Threat Workshop

Includes a presentation and Q&A on strategies for keeping you safe. A presentation can be scheduled at your convenience and conducted at your location.

Alcohol and Drug Awareness

The presentation describes effects of alcohol and drug use and explains the laws and consequences of abusing them. Fatal Vision Goggles are used as part of the workshop part of the program.

Anonymous Tip Reporting

If you hear or see suspicious behavior or have information that may help in an investigation. Information can be reported to us through anonymous tip reporting. You have the option to remain anonymous or provide call back information.

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Bicycle Safety

The department can provide information regarding bicycle equipment, safety equipment, locking devices, and the laws pertaining to bicyclists.

Car Seat Installation

Our certified technicians will thoroughly inspect child passenger seats for wear and effectiveness and install them properly to assure the safest ride for our children. (Person requesting this service does not need to be affiliated with college.) Please call ahead for an appointment.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Classes

The skills you'll learn during the process can make all the difference to someone in need. Contact Kevin Fournier at 585-2493 to request a class.

Department Safety Presentations

Campus Police can come out to campus offices to provide versions of our programs geared toward faculty and staff, such as the S.A.F.E. program, department security audits and campus personal safety workshops. Contact us to request a presentation.

Fingerprinting

The Campus Police Department can provide fingerprinting services for required applications and security clearances for members of the college community free of charge.

  • Appointments can be arranged by contacting the outreach department at 413-538-2304 or campus police dispatch, to see if there is an available officer to assist.
  • You MUST arrive for your appointment with at least one government issued form of identification such as a driver's license or passport AND your Mount Holyoke or Smith College ID.
  • *Have all of your fingerprint cards filled out as completely as possible prior to your arrival. Plan to arrive promptly at the scheduled time. Do not sign the fingerprint cards until advised to do so by Campus Police.

Liaison Officers

Liaison Officers are available to our communities to help address issues of concern that involve public safety, crime prevention and conflict resolution. They are involved in many of the programs and workshops offered through Campus Police.  Learn more about the Liaison Officer program.

Orientation Programs

The department offers several programs to new students during Orientation.

Protect Your Personal Items (PYPI)

Laptop engraving is offered as an added security measure to help identify your laptop and help discourage theft.

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. The R.A.D. course offered by the Department of Campus Police is taught by certified R.A.D. instructors. Learn more about the R.A.D. program.

Residence Hall Talks

Discussions can be custom tailored for the individual groups program, with topics vary based on the specific needs and requests of the inviting hall. 

Examples:

  • Our introductory talks is ideal for new students who may have questions about safety, the role of the Campus Police Department, parking, or who are just curious about what resources are available to them.
  • Social gatherings where members of the area can ask questions, and build a working relationship with the department. 

Please contact your liaison officer if you would like a Hall Talk in your area. We are happy to discuss other ideas.

You can also schedule an officer to be a part of your own program.

Self Defense Workshop (S.A.F.E.)

A basic safety workshop based on crime prevention and safety awareness. Offered as a 1 hour self-defense program to educate and share vital information about personal safety to the community. The S.A.F.E program is an introductory to a more advanced self-defense training program such as the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) program. Your liaison officer can assist you in arranging for an instructor, to come to your location for programming in a community room.