What We Do
It is a pleasure and honor to serve the Simmons community in partnership with public safety agencies across Greater Boston and Massachusetts.
On this site you will find information on who we are and what we do for the Simmons community. You will also find important Clery and Fire Safety reports, as well as campus safety, emergency preparedness, and other information that will empower and help to keep you safe. Our police officers are commissioned under the Massachusetts State Police and have full police powers on all Simmons College properties. We also employ Public Safety Officers who are responsible for dispatch communications, general campus-wide patrols, and special events security.
During the year, our team provides safety awareness and emergency preparedness training for student, faculty, and staff orientations, self-defense programs, and security surveys. We can also provide specialized presentations, trainings, and workshops as requested.
We believe public safety is an inclusive community responsibility built upon our commitment to community policing and by working diligently to cultivate and maintain meaningful campus-wide partnerships. I ask for the support of every member of the Simmons community. Join us in keeping our campus a safe place to learn, work, live, and visit, and remember, if you see something, say something.
The Simmons College Public Safety team stands ready to serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need assistance.
- Safety Escorts
- The Simmons College community is generally a safe and secure area. We provide safety escorts in the event a student, faculty member, or staff member does not feel safe. Simmons Public Safety provides walking escorts to Simmons College Community Members to/from any Simmons College location, during evening hours. To request a walking escort, please contact Public Safety at 617-521-1112.
- Lost and Found
- The Public Safety Administrative Office oversees the Simmons College Lost and Found Property. We are located in the Palace Road Building suite P106.
Please have a form of identification when you come to retrieve found property.
Hours of pick-up are Monday- Friday from 9am until 4pm.
The Public Safety Department regulates lost and found inventory for the college. Items turned into Lost and Found Property are stored in our locked facility. All good-faith efforts will be taken to identify and contact the owner of found property.
Please note that found perishable items and soiled linens will not be accepted by the Simmons College Police Department. This includes items that are found that contain perishables. Items of this nature will be disposed of as trash for health reasons.
In order to prevent overload on the property management system, the Department will dispose of unclaimed property after a period of six months. Owner identified items shall be maintained in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth. Provisions may be made for persons that can't retrieve the property.
The Simmons College Police Department offers free fingerprinting to members of the Simmons community, by appointment only.
Persons needing fingerprints should contact the Simmons College Police Department to make an appointment at 617-521-1112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Police Details
Contact to hire details for events. Please provide at least ten or more business days notice if you require a police detail.
Call 617-521-1112 or email email@example.com.
- RAD Program
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors. R.A.D. offers a free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates. For more information about R.A.D. please visit their website.
R.A.D at Simmons: Courses are available to all female students, faculty, and staff. R.A.D. is easy to learn, easy to retain, and easy to employ during confrontational situations. The course consists of approximately 12 hours of awareness, prevention, risk-reduction strategies, and physical self-defense. All of this culminates in the final session where students participate in a realistic simulation exercise and are able to practice what they learned. To learn more about RAD, please call 617-521-1112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Access to Campus
Open Access Hours
Monday through Friday
7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Card access only after 7:00 P.M.
7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Card access only after 5:00 P.M.
Card access only
You will need to use your Simmons ID to gain access to all of the Main Campus Buildings outside of open access hours. Visitors will need to be accompanied by a Simmons community member to access any buildings outside of the open access hours.
Faculty and Staff may request changes to access schedules and permissions by submitting the forms below. Students may contact their faculty or staff sponsor to submit a request on their behalf.
Requesting a schedule change to current building access hours
When planning an event that requires special building access arrangements, please contact Public Safety at least 5 days before the change is needed, when possible. Public Safety will evaluate the request and inform the requestor of the status of his/ her request.
Request Building Schedule Change »
* Faculty/Staff login required
Requesting access for a sponsored individual
To request building, residence hall, or room access for a sponsored individual. When requesting access, please contact Public Safety at least 5 days before access is needed, when possible. Please note that an individual cannot request changes to their own access — faculty or staff sponsors must complete and submit the form on behalf of the individual.
Request Access for Individual »
* Faculty/Staff login required
The Beatley Library has different access hours. View the library's hours here.