WPI police officers have arrest authority (under Chapter 22C of the Massachusetts General Laws) and are charged with the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws, as well as the enforcement of the college's policies and regulations (on WPI's property). They received their Police Academy training from the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council or the Massachusetts State Police.
Other training our officers receive include:
- Three-month, on-the-job training program
- Annual in-service training (40 hours)
- Specialized training
- Daily roll-call training
Our department works closely with the Worcester Police Department on matters of safety and security, both on our campus property and in the community immediately surrounding WPI.