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.
- Alcohol & Drug Resources
- Health and Safety
- Law Enforcement Related
- State of Massachusetts
- Statement of Policy Addressing Sex Offender Registration
The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires colleges and universities to issue a statement advising the campus community where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. The act also requires registered sex offenders to provide to appropriate state officials, notice of each institution of higher education in the state in which the offender is employed, carries on a vocation or is a student.
How to Inquire:
Members of the Fisher College community may request information about sex offenders in Massachusetts at the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board, 978-740-6400.
Penalties for Improper Use of Sex Offender Registry Information
Information contained in the Sex Offender Registry shall not be used to commit a crime against an offender or to engage in illegal discrimination or harassment of an offender. Any person who improperly uses Sex Offender Registry information shall be punished by not more than two and one-half years in a house of correction or by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by both such fine and imprisonment.