About HCC

Campus Police


The officers and staff of HCC's police department care about your concerns. If you have any (non-emergency) questions or comments, please call 413.552.2400. We look forward to working with you to create a safe environment for our community.

About the HCC Police Department

Located in the Frost building, the department is staffed by full-time commissioned police officers and Institutional Security 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

In the event of an emergency, dial 2211 from a campus phone or call 413.552.2211 from a cell phone. For non-emergency matters, please dial 2400 from a campus phone or 413.552.2400 from a cell phone or off-campus land line.

To make an Anonymous Report

If you would like to report a crime without identifying yourself, please use this Anonymous Crime Report form.