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Message from Chief Clanford L. Pierce, Jr.

To Members of the Medical School Community

On behalf of the Department of Public Safety, welcome to the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Our department exists to ensure the safety and security of all employees, students, patients and visitors who come to the Medical School each day. University police officers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are based in the police station located on the main level of the South Road parking garage. We are here to serve you and we welcome your comments and suggestions with regard to public safety at the UMass Worcester Campus.

This website is designed to be a resource for staff, students and visitors to the Medical School Campus. In accordance with the federal Crime Awareness and Campus Act of 1990, the department publishes annual criminal statistics as a way to keep the Medical School community informed. Being informed helps the general public thwart crime. We are proud that criminal activity is minimal, as statistics will show within this website, but as public safety professionals, we also realize that we must remain ever vigilant to maintain a safe campus.

While University police officers actively work to prevent crime, members of the general public can help by always being alert, by taking notice of details if you ever witness a criminal activity, and by reporting that information immediately to Public Safety.

It is my sincere hope that your visit at the Medical School Campus will be a safe one.

Clanford L. Pierce, Jr.
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Chief of Police