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Police Department

Committed to Student and Community Safety

The Bridgewater State University Police Department is charged with the protection of the lives and property of students, faculty, staff, and visitors as well as the streets and other passageways adjoining University property. BSUPD staff work with community members to prevent crime, solve problems, and take proactive steps to make BSU as safe as possible.

BSUPD is widely recognized as the premier state university police department in Massachusetts. All BSU police officers attend municipal police academy training and have full police authority on university property and throughout the town of Bridgewater. The department enforces state laws, including motor vehicle laws, and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and law enforcement tools, enabling us to respond to virtually any incident or emergency.

Officers have been trained in crime prevention, sexual assault investigations, bicycle patrol, drug recognition, crisis negotiation and more. Many officers are certified as EMTs, and all are certified in CPR, AED (automated external defibrillator) and first aid. BSUPD has established a public access defibrillation and Narcan program, providing AEDs and Narcan across campus and offering free training and certifications courses for each.

The department delivers several educational programs to the community, including those in crime prevention, personal safety, civilian response to active shooter events, and Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) self-defense.

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K9 Zach

Zach is a three-year-old American Black Lab. Zach was selected for the B.S.U.P.D. by the Massachusetts State Police K9 training cadre assigned to the Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit.
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In the event of an emergency, please call 911.

You may file certain crime reports without a police officer by filling out a self-reporting form.

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BSUPD maintains a Standard Response Protocol to ensure a safe campus environment. 
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The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires most colleges and universities to publish statistics in order to inform the campus community about certain criminal offenses committed on or near campus.

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Rave Guardian App

Rave Guardian is a mobile safety application personalized for BSU students, faculty and staff. BSU Guardian is fitted with GPS monitoring, so BSUPD will be able to determine the location of an individual who uses the app for assistance and dispatch an officer to the location.

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Parking Services

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For questions about parking lots, parking ticket appeals, temporary parking passes and parking decals for students, faculty, staff, and frequent visitors, visit Parking Services.

Parking Services
Hunt Hall, Rm 001
26 School Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Office Hours
Mon, Wed, Thu 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tue & Fri 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Call Center: Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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