The WPI Police Department is dedicated to providing a safe learning environment for our students, faculty, and staff. As members of the campus community, the department strives to uphold an environment where civility is practiced, diversity is respected, and safety is ensured.
The WPI Police also provides educational and safety programs for the campus community and maintains a proactive stance in prevention and security. To fulfill this goal, the department seeks out community involvement and encourages a combined police and community approach in problem solving and interactive relations.
WPI police officers are certified as Law Enforcement Officers through the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission and have arrest authority (under Chapter 22C of the Massachusetts General Laws). They are responsible for the safety and security of the WPI community and its guests and work closely with University partners to provide resources to support our students. Officers are tasked with the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws, as well as the enforcement of the University's policies and regulations. Officers receive their training from the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) .
Other training our officers receive include:
- Three-month field training and observation phase
- Yearly training requirements per MPTC and POST
- Specialized training
- Daily roll-call training
Our department works closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement colleagues on matters of safety and security, both on our campus property and in the community surrounding WPI.
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