Welcome to Holyoke Community College (HCC). The information on our Campus Safety pages is provided to keep you informed and help you cultivate awareness of how to stay safe, at HCC and beyond. Please review it and use it as a reference, whether you are a new or longtime member of the HCC community.
The officers and staff at HCC care about your concerns. We are ready to respond to all inquiries. At HCC, public safety is a campus partnership. We look forward to working with you for a safe and productive academic year.
Located in the Public Safety Building, the HCC Police Department is staffed by full-time commissioned police officers, on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Empowered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to enforce federal and state law, HCC police officers have the power of arrest.
All officers are graduates of the special State Police Academy, conducted by the Massachusetts State Police. Police Academy training consists of several months of full-time, in-depth training in all aspects of police operations. Additionally, officers participate in annual in-service refresher training, along with a variety of specialized training, including Active Shooter/Workplace Violence, Clery Reporting, Crime Prevention, and FBI protocol on other campus related crimes. Joint Active Shooter Training exercises have been conducted with the City of Holyoke Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police SWAT team. Trained by a certified firearms instructor, officers re-qualify each year with their duty weapons.
HCC police work closely with the Massachusetts State Police, City of Holyoke Police Department, and other local and federal law enforcement agencies. The City of Holyoke Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical response to supplement departmental services. In the event of a criminal offense, the Massachusetts State Police will provide assistance to us in the investigations of alleged criminal offenses.
For emergencies on campus call 911. For non-emergency matters, please call (413) 552-2400.