The officers and staff of HCC's police department care about your concerns. At HCC, public safety is a campus partnership. If you have any (non-emergency) questions or comments, please call 413.552.2400 or email me at lbarry@hcc.edu. I look forward to working with you to create a safe environment for our community.

Louis Barry
Interim Director of Public Safety


About Campus Police

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. 

How to Reach Us

For emergencies on campus call 911. Your call will be routed to the Holyoke Police Department and HCC police will be informed of your call. For non-emergency matters, please call us directly at 413.552.2400.


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000