Ensuring a safe community
Massachusetts Maritime Academy is committed to ensuring a safe and secure community, where students, faculty, and staff may experience academic, professional, and personal success. We are committed to community-oriented policing that involves working closely with our students, staff, and visitors.
Securing the Campus
- The gate to campus is controlled by campus police
- Students use their student ID for access to the dorms
- This ship's crew secures access to the ship
We provide a shuttle service to cadets to Mariner’s Inn, Academy parking lots, and Joint Base Cape Cod. When available, we make community stops like CVS or Ocean State Job Lot runs upon request.
General Crime Prevention Tips:
- Avoid walking alone, especially after dark
- Contact MMA Police for a safety escort (508)726-0798
- Be alert of your surroundings
- Use the “Buddy System” when walking at night
- Avoid shortcuts – the shortest route is not always the safest
- Walk away from alleys and bushes
- Dress for mobility – especially after dark
- Avoid deserted areas, poorly lit streets and pathways
- Never jog alone after dark
- When walking or jogging – go against the flow of traffic
- If harassed from a vehicle – walk or run in the opposite direction of vehicle travel
- Do not jog wearing stereo headphones – be alert to what’s happening around you
- Hide your Valuables
- Lock your vehicle
- Take your keys
CAMPUS SECURITY AUTHORITY (CSA) REPORTING FORM
All Emergencies Dial: 911
The CSA Report form is intended to provide CSAs with a method of reporting Clery crimes to the Division of Public Safety for inclusion in the Academy’s annual compilation of Clery statistics.
The CSA Report is NOT a method of notifying police of an emergency, dangerous situation or other hazard. The submission of the CSA Report will NOT prompt a police investigation or generate an official police report or case number. In the event of an emergency call 9-1-1. If you need police to respond to take a routine report call (508) 830-5060.
Public Safety personnel evaluate each CSA Report to determine if the incident reported requires the publication of a Timely Warning Notice or Emergency Notification to the campus community.
The intent of a Timely Warning Notice or Emergency Notification is to enable members of the campus community to protect themselves and aid in the prevention of similar crimes. It is critical that pertinent information is provided as soon as it is available.
Please provide as much information as possible on the CSA Report. However, the inclusion of personally identifiable information (complainant’s name, suspect’s name, etc.) is not required, but the inclusion of such information, if known, may assist the University in providing services and eliminating the possibility of double-counting incidents.
The Academy makes many resources available to victims, survivors and witnesses of crime at no cost. If you would like to learn more about these resources, have questions about this form, or would like assistance completing this form, please contact the Clery Compliance office at (508) 830-5060 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This form is used to gather statistical information to aid the Academy in compiling required statistics related to crimes that occur on campus and other Academy owned or controlled property. The collection of this information is required by the Higher Education Act and the Clery Act. This is NOT a report for the purposes of initiating a criminal investigation. However, public safety personnel will review this information to evaluate crime trends and to determine whether the circumstances reported require the issuance of a campus-wide warning.