Police Report Requests
To request a copy of a UMass Dartmouth Police report, please complete a Police Report Request Form (PDF) with as much information as possible. Completed forms can be emailed to email@example.com or dropped off at the main police station across from Lot 6 for forwarding to records. All other public record requests should be filed through the UMass System Public Records Request portal.
Requests without the completed form will not be processed.
Note: Report may not be released due to pending or ongoing investigation, per M.G.L.c4s7(26)(f)(1992 ed.)
Recognition of exceptional job performance is always appreciated. The best way to commend the actions of a UMass Dartmouth Police employee is to send an email describing the incident and the actions you think were exceptional. Information such as the date, time and location helps identify the employee if you do not know his or her name.
Commendations are forwarded to the employees with a copy distributed to their supervisor. Please send your written commendation to Chief Haydee Martinez.
General Questions, Comments
To contact the Department with questions or comments about a specific action, or with recommendations on how we can improve, or to acknowledge service excellence by an employee, please call 508-999-8107 or contact the Director of Public Safety via email.
An inquiry or complaint may be made by letter, telephone, email or in person at the UMass Dartmouth Police Station. Persons wishing to make a complaint by telephone should be aware that a signed written complaint will be requested. However, no complaint will be refused because the complainant does not wish to sign a complaint or identify him or herself.
Any UMass Dartmouth police officer or dispatcher may accept an initial inquiry or complaint regarding policies or procedures. However, if the inquiry or complaint is about personnel, the on-duty shift supervisor may be contacted. The supervisor will ensure that the inquiry is heard and or directed to the proper authority. If the inquiry or complaint appears to be based on a misunderstanding of acceptable or desired conduct, procedures or practices, the shift supervisor may offer an explanation and offer a resolution to the complainant. If the complainant is not satisfied with the explanation or resolution, the Department will honor your request to have the matter investigated.
The goal of the UMass Dartmouth Police Department is to ensure that the integrity of the department is maintained through a system where objectivity, fairness, and justice are assured by intensive impartial investigation and review.
Any person requesting to make a complaint against an employee of the Department may come to the station and speak with a supervisor. If the complaint is not handled to your satisfaction, upon request, you will be given a copy of a complaint form to fill out. This form is to be filled out while at the station and is not to leave the UMDPD police station. Complainants may prepare a separate written narrative and attach this to the complaint form.The form is to be submitted to the shift supervisor prior to leaving the station.
Written complaints will be forwarded to the Chief of Police / Director of Public Safety for further review. Complainants will be contacted and advised that the matter is under investigation. Complainants will also be provided with periodic status reports and written notice of the final disposition of the case.
In most instances, investigations will be completed within 30 days unless there are extenuating circumstances. Complainants will be notified of the results of the investigation in writing upon conclusion of the investigation.