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Contact us to request a security survey, to obtain printed materials about safety and security, or to arrange for a discussion with students or staff about topics such as crime prevention, women's safety, or residence hall safety. Members of our Public Safety Department will make every effort to respond to your requests, and will try to tailor the presentation to meet your requirements. For more information, call x8770 or 508-999-8770.
Public Safety officers and staff members have a long tradition of initiating and participating in community-based programs, from crime prevention and safety-oriented presentations for students and staff to seasonal fund raising efforts.
Press Release: UMass Dartmouth Helps Make Holidays Brighter for Local Families
UMass Dartmouth Helps Make Holidays Brighter for Local Families
UMass Dartmouth Police Department and Student Organizations Lead Efforts for Toy Donation Drive
At the UMass Dartmouth holiday party, Chancellor Divina Grossman asked faculty and staff to bring an unwrapped toy to make someone else's holiday brighter. These toys were added to those already donated from the UMass Dartmouth Gaming Society, Humans vs Zombies, a "Stuff a Cruiser" toy drive in which a UMass Dartmouth police cruiser was stuffed with toys donated by the university community, and the money collected from "Quarters for Christmas", an annual event in which the UMassD community enjoys hot dogs sold for 75 cents, was used to purchase toys as well.
The Quarters for Christmas has been a 16 year endeavor begun by UMass Dartmouth Police Officer Dennis Tucker and continued by current Crime Prevention Officer Steven Mello. The police department has collaborated with the Massachusetts State Police for the last several years. This partnership was made possible through the efforts of UMass Dartmouth Alumnus Jose Gonsalves, Massachusetts State Police Lieutenant (Retired).
"Through all our combined efforts it is very gratifying to know that Christmas morning can be a brighter and happier for those families who find themselves in need of a helping hand this Christmas Season," said University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Police Captain Tim Sheehan.
Springtime fundrasier to support St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
"Quarters for Christmas" is another popular tradition