Frequently Asked Questions
Why does Bridgewater State University have its own police department?
Who is in charge of the police department?
How many police officers are on staff?
What authorities do the officers have?
How are the officers trained?
What services does the department provide?
Is the campus safe?
How can community members better protect themselves on the campus?
Can I possess or smoke "medical" marijuana on campus?
No: Bridgewater State University must follow the Federal Controlled Substances Act, the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, and the Drug Free Workplace Act. Anything less than a total ban on all marijuana on campus could jeopardize BSU's federal funding, including many types of financial aid to students.
If you are a "medical" marijuana user, you must store and use you marijuana off-campus. Anyone who possesses or uses marijuana at BSU may, depending on the situation, be cited under state statutes or federally prosecuted, and face university disciplinary action. Students should be aware that marijuana use may also have an adverse impact on future employment, as many employers require drug testing. A conviction can also limit a student's ability to obtain federal financial aid.
Who do I call when there is a problem, or when I need information?
Our phone, e-mail, and web contact information is listed below. You are welcome to call any of the below numbers with a problem or to get information.
|Office of the Chief||(508) 531-6140|
Bridgewater State University Police Department
200 Great Hill Drive
Bridgewater, MA 02325
External Police Department Policies
The following policy documents are PDF downloads.
- Campus Photography Policy
- Policy for the Assignment of Police Details
- Policy on Reporting Sexual Offenses and Sexual Offense Reporting Form
- Policy on the Issuance of Community Safety Alert Bulletins
- Policy on the Investigation of Missing Persons
- Identity Theft Prevention Policy
- Policy on Reporting Crimes Occurring on Campus
- "Tow and Hold" Policy for Vehicles with Multiple Parking Violations
- Policy on Access to University Premises by Private Investigators, Towing Service Drivers, and Auto Repossession Agents
- Policing Philosophy Statement
- Policy Regulating the Conduct of Vehicle Occupants During Traffic Stops
- Traffic Rules and Regulations
- Free Speech and Demonstration Policy
- Free Speech Permit