About Us

Public Safety staff members at the dispatch and reception desks

Public Safety and Service serves the Mount Holyoke College community. Our staff is responsible for the safety and security of our communities, including:

  • crime prevention programming
  • investigations
  • patrol and response services
  • assistance to our faculty, staff, students and visitors

Public Safety and Service provides security 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 full-time members are trained professionals. Each member of the department is certified annually in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first-aid techniques and first-responder skills. Each also attends a training session on civil rights and diversity, and four department members have been certified by the state as sexual assault investigators.

The department maintains close working relationships with the town of South Hadley, the Massachusetts State Police and the Northwestern District Attorney's office.

Safety and security is a shared responsibility. If you have any concerns about safety on your campus, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Important: For our community members who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late deafened, or speech-impaired, you can contact us without any special device calling the Massachusetts Relay Service free of charge. Dial 711 from a mobile phone and provide the office phone number (413-538-2304). From a campus phone, you can call:

Speech-to-Speech (STS)  1-866-645-9870
TTY and ASCII  1-800-439-2370
Voice-Carry-Over (VCO)  1-866-887-6619

Mount Holyoke College

Public Safety and Service Building, 1 Everett Road (across from the Career Development Center)