Public Safety

The College of the Holy Cross is committed to ensuring a safe and secure community, where students, faculty and staff may experience academic, professional and personal success.

To report emergencies that occur on campus, call the Department of Public Safety’s emergency number 508-793-2222 from a cell phone or 2222 from any phone on campus.

The Department of Public Safety provides a comprehensive program of police, security, crime prevention, fire safety, emergency medical, parking, transportation and related public safety services to help ensure the College community remains a safe and pleasant place to live, work and learn. To further meet this objective, Public Safety works toward the establishment of a partnership with students, staff and faculty in the development of crime prevention, security assessment, response and education. This partnership is the foundation of maintaining an environment which encourages mutual respect, caring and safety for the campus community.

Public Safety also controls and operates the Campus Emergency Warning System, which consists of strategically placed outdoor warning sirens and the RAVE Alert system. The warning sirens emit a loud siren along with a brief warning message and brief instructions. The RAVE Alert system delivers emergency messages via email, text messaging and telephonic messaging to all members of the community.

Public Safety is located at 3 City View St. Public Safety is staffed 24-hours per day, seven-days per week, and 365-days per year. Public Safety is always available. The Department has a full staff of sworn law enforcement officers as well as emergency communication dispatchers, office administration, transportation van drivers and students. We are here to serve you, the community, and welcome and invite you to visit or contact us. You may reach Public Safety at any time by calling the main number at (508) 793-2224.