Department of Public Safety

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Public Information

About the Department

The Westfield State University Department of Public Safety works to ensure a peaceful quality of life, establish a partnership with the community, and support a safe learning environment through fair and impartial policing practices.

The Westfield State University Department of Public Safety/University Police, is responsible for the enforcement of the Massachusetts General Laws and for protecting life and property on the Westfield State University Campus. University police officers have the power of arrest in the Commonwealth and are Special State Police with full police powers. The Department is charged with the responsibility of protecting the rights of all members of the academic community to learn, to teach, and to conduct normal and necessary business of the institution.

The department is a division of SEED (Student Enrollment, Engagement and Development) at Westfield State University and is headed by Director/Chief Tony Casciano.


Interested in working for Westfield in public safety? Full and part-time positions are available, including positions for students.

Student Threat Assessment Team (STAT)

This team is responsible for receiving and reviewing reports of potentially threatening, violent or alarming behaviors by any student of the University. To meet with the team or to report a concern, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 413-572-5425/5421.

Contact Us

Department of Public Safety/University Police

Public Safety Complex, White House
577 Western Ave
Westfield, MA 01086
Public Safety Staff


Dial X5262 on campus or (413) 572-5262 off-campus
Fax: (413) 572-5496

Hours of Operation
Dispatchers are on duty 24 hours a day.
General: M-F, 8:00am-4:00pm

Other important numbers:

  • WSU Health Services: (413) 572-5415
  • Westfield Police Department: (413) 562-5411
  • Westfield Fire Department: (413) 562-2329
  • Baystate Noble Hospital: (413) 568-2811
  • Massachusetts State Police, Russell: (413) 862-3312
  • Poison Control Center: (800) 962-1253