About the FSU Police Department

The Framingham State University Police Department has primary responsibility for safety, security and the upholding of all laws of the Commonwealth on the campus. The Department works closely with the University community to ensure that programs and services are systematically coordinated to promote and enhance a safe environment.

Department officers patrol the campus and answer calls on a 24-hour basis throughout the calendar year. A minimum of two officers and a dispatcher are usually assigned to each shift. The University Police Officers are sworn Special State Police and Deputy Sheriffs with official authority to conduct investigations and to arrest individuals. The Department's staff also includes Institutional Security Officers who patrol the buildings and grounds. In addition, the Department's staff, using cameras, monitor the entrances to all the residence halls which are also equipped with card access systems and staffed by desk attendants throughout the academic year.

The Framingham State University Police Department includes fourteen professionally trained, sworn, uniformed Police Officers; one Institutional Security Officer; and three civilian Dispatchers. Officers' training includes, but is not limited to, the following areas: rape investigation, CPR, crime scene, photography, fingerprinting, LEAPS/NCIC Computer, court prosecution, domestic violence, records management, drug recognition, statistics, safety, crisis intervention, and crime prevention.