The UMass Lowell Police Department (UMLPD) strives to support a campus community in which students, faculty, staff and visitors view us as partners in ensuring public safety. Our department is proud of a strong tradition of community policing and outreach.

UMLPD is a full-service police department with more than 30 sworn officers. We operate 24 hours per day, providing patrol, investigation, specialized and emergency response, as well as crime prevention and educational services.

Our dispatch center is fully staffed with 24-hour coverage, at 978-934-2398. We also contract with a private security company (Securitas) to provide additional security services to the UMass Lowell community.

We uphold the highest ethical and performance standards in our policies, procedures and actions. And we strive to embody the ideal that police must earn the public’s respect, as reflected in the words widely attributed to British Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, who created London’s Metropolitan Police in 1829: “The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police actions.”

Our department recognizes that community cooperation is essential to creating a safe environment. We believe every member of our campus has a shared responsibility for the safety of our community by reporting suspicious or criminal behavior to our office.

In addition, we value your feedback, questions, concerns and suggestions. Thank you for visiting our website and feel free to contact our department with any questions you may have about campus safety.

Chief Ronald Dickerson
Phone: 978-934-2384