Campus Safety

AIC Campus Police are serious about safety

These sworn Massachusetts Police Training Council (MPTC) Certified Police Officers regularly patrol the campus twenty-four hours a day, every day, and have the authority to conduct investigations and make arrests if necessary.

The department also includes non-sworn Public Safety Officers (PSO) who provide extra security throughout the campus in cooperation with Residential Housing Assistants who monitor the dorms. Please keep in mind that safety policies and procedures are in place to ensure the protection and comfort of the entire AIC community.

Emergency response

Campus Police immediately notify the AIC community in the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation. These warnings are sent through the Everbridge Campus Notification/Emergency System through texts, emails, and recorded landline messages.

Reporting a crime

Campus Police respond to ALL emergencies, including police, fire, and medical concerns. To report a crime in person, visit the AIC Campus Police Office in Hines Hall. To reach Campus Police by telephone:

Emergency: (413)-205-3333 (ext. 3333 from a campus phone)

Non-Emergency: (413)-205-3368 (ext. 3368 from a campus phone)

Blue Light Emergency Phone Poles

The AIC campus is equipped with eight strategically located Blue Light Emergency Phone Poles. The system is activated the moment the button on a pole is pressed. Simultaneously, the system immediately contacts AIC Campus Police Dispatch Center, triggers the blue light to begin flashing, and sounds an alarm notifying an emergency is in progress.

These poles are located at:

  • Lot A
  • Lot B
  • Lot G and H Shuttle Stop
  • Acorn – R Lot
  • Coaches Annex
  • Pouch Hall
  • Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center
  • Edgewood Residence – both sides
  • Metcalf Gym

Contact Us

To contact a member of the AIC Campus Police Department directly, follow this link to our departmental directory.

Safety Tips

You too can help to ensure safety on campus. If you SEE or HEAR something, REPORT IT!

In your Residence Hall

  • Do NOT prop secured doors.
  • Keep doors and windows locked when you leave, even if for a short time.
  • Keep track of your keys and ID card.
  • Do NOT put your room location on your key ring.
  • Watch for unwanted visitors and report anyone suspicious.
  • Avoid being alone in isolated locations.

Around Campus


  • Avoid walking or jogging alone, especially off campus late at night.
  • Use the campus shuttle.
  • Have your keys ready before you reach your car or door.
  • Stay in well-lit areas.
  • Avoid contact with people you don’t know.
  • If possible, always carry a phone.
  • Trust your instincts: if something seems wrong, it probably is.

Fire safety

Residence halls are equipped with smoke detectors, heat detectors, fire extinguishers, and alarm pull stations. The system is monitored by an alarm reporting company that immediately alerts both AIC Campus Police and the Springfield Fire Department simultaneously. In addition, fire drills are conducted twice or more per year to ensure the proper function of all fire alarm systems, and compliance with fire safety policies and procedures.

Crime statistics

Campus Police maintain a daily log of reported crimes as part of the standing operating procedure. You may download the 2023 report (Clery) here.

Missing student policy

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, we will notify appropriate law enforcement agencies within 24 hours after a student is deemed missing and we’ll also get in touch with the student’s emergency contact within the same time frame.

Parking Policy

As part of an ongoing initiative to provide students, faculty, and staff with orderly and safe parking areas, please familiarize yourself with the AIC parking regulations. The Guest Parking Request form may be used by guests and visitors of AIC students and staff to avoid ticketing or towing. See the Student Parking Policy for more information.

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