Campus Safety

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.


Active Shooter Response

With the events of school shootings in recent years many people have asked what they should do in the event that they are caught in an active shooter type incident on campus. These types of incidents are always unpredictable but there are things that should be immediately done to protect oneself. Upon recognizing the danger, as soon as it is safe to do so alert responders by contacting 911 with clear and accurate information as possible. Massachusetts Maritime Academy adheres to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and US Department of Education with the following Active Shooter procedures:


When an active shooter is in your vicinity and it is safe to do so:

  • If there is an escape path, run away from danger to safe location
  • Vacate area whether others agree to or not
  • Leave your belongings behind
  • Help others escape 
  • Prevent others from entering the area
  • Call 911 when you are safe


If unable to vacate, find a place to hide.

  • Lock and/or blockade the door
  • Silence your cell phone
  • Turn off lights
  • Hide behind large objects
  • Remain very quiet and in place until “All Clear” from identifiable law enforcement


Only as a last resort, and if your life is in danger:

  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter
  • Act with physical aggression
  • Improvise weapons
  • Commit to your actions


When law enforcement arrives:

  • Remain calm and follow instructions
  • Keep your hands visible at all times
  • Avoid pointing or yelling
  • Know that help for the injured is on its way



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


    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.

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