people you should know: your campus police liaison officers!

Did you know that each housing area has its own Campus Police liaison officer? Wondering what that means? You’ve come to the right place!

What’s a liaison officer?
The liaison officer is a resource that is available to the Hampshire College community to help address issues of concern that involve public safety, crime prevention, and conflict resolution. You can contact your liaison officer anytime to address any concerns that you may have. Together, you can work to understand the issue at hand, and your officer can work to provide some meaningful solutions to problems. The campus police department offers programs that can be arranged with your liaison officer for your residential area. By coming to you, Campus Police strives to make these programs as accessible as possible.

What programs can the liaison officer provide?

  • Alcohol Awareness:  A presentation on the effects of alcohol and the laws and consequences. Fatal Vision Goggles are used as part of this program.
  • S.A.F.E. (Self-Defense workshop): 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 introduction to a more advanced self-defense training program. Your liaison officer can assist you in arranging for an instructor to come to your housing area.
  • Dorm Talks: Social gatherings where residents can ask questions and build a working relationship with the department.

Who is my liaison officer?
Great question! Here’s a list of liaison officers, by area.

Dakin & Merrill Houses:
Sergeant Bruno Duarte

E-mail
: bduarte@mtholyoke.edu | Campus Police: 413-559-5424

 

Greenwich & Enfield Houses:
Officer Sergei Skorupa
E-mail
: sskorupa@mtholyoke.edu | Campus Police: 413-559-5424

 

Prescott House:
Officer Irma Lopez
E-mail: ilopez@hampshire.edu | Campus Police: 413-559-5424

 

What other services can Campus Police provide?

  • Operation ID: Engraving your personal property in case of theft. We also encourage students not to leave items unattended.
  • Bicycle Registration: Registering your bike with the campus police department helps to identify and recover it in case of theft.
  • Ride-Along Program: Participants are authorized to ride in patrol vehicles in a passenger/observer capacity only. Participants are not permitted to take any law enforcement action, assist in conducting investigations, or perform any law enforcement task or function. All persons must wear civilian clothes when participating in the ride-along program. Participants are assigned to ride with a uniformed patrol officer only. If a situation arises that would expose the participant to undue danger, the officer will exercise discretion and may temporarily leave the passenger at a suitable location while responding to a call.
  • RAD (Rape Aggression Defense): Program instructors provide participants with information, tactics, and considerations which we believe may be useful for various types of abductive encounters perpetrated against women.
  • Child Seat Inspection & Installation: The College Campus Police Department offers Child Passenger Car Seat Inspections. Open to College community members only, our certified technician will thoroughly inspect child passenger seats for wear and effectiveness and install them properly to assure the safest ride for our children.

Want to learn more? Meet Campus Police at the Campus Police Meet and Greet, Wednesday, October 10 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the FPH Faculty Lounge. Want a copy of this information for yourself? Click here for a PDF of the liaison officers guide.

Questions? E-mail us at newtohamp@hampshire.edu!

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