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FSUPD Event Policy

The Fitchburg State University Police Department is responsible for providing police services on campus and for coordinating and determining police staffing at all events on campus. This includes parties, dances, rallies, lectures, dignitary visits, sporting events, etc., including those events/functions sponsored by non-university organizations. Adequate security and crowd management are integral aspects of event planning. All event sponsors and organizers (i.e., student organizations, departments, students, faculty and staff) share in the responsibility for the safety and well-being of audience members, participants, performers and workers.

How To Notify FSUPD About Your Event

FSUPD has put together a Security Event Review Form to help determine whether a police/security detail is needed for your event. Requests for Police Department staffing for events should be made as far in advance as possible and must be submitted online at least four weeks prior to the event.

For further assistance, Tuesday through Saturday 7:00 am– 3:00pm, please contact Lieutenant William Fisher. You may also contact the FSUPD on-duty shift supervisor at 978-665-3111 at any time.

Detail Security Rates/cancellation Policy

In order to avoid billing, cancellation must be received by FSUPD twelve (12) hours prior to the start of the requested detail. Contact Lieutenant William Fisher. If calling after hours, you may contact the FSUPD on-duty shift supervisor at 978-665-3111.

If cancellation is not received, a four (4) hour minimum for each of the requested detail officers shall be billed. For further information regarding Detail Rates contact Lieutenant William Fisher. Rates effective July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017

Fitchburg State University Police Department Event Request Form

The purpose of having FSUPD Officers at events is to ensure the safety and security of participants, enforce laws and University policies, and protect University property. FSUPD officers are present to assist the event sponsor and event organizer in having a safe and successful event for everyone.

All event sponsors and coordinators (i.e., student organization, department, student, faculty or staff) have a responsibility for the safety and well-being of audience members and participants, as well as performers and workers. Adequate security and crowd management are integral aspects of event planning, intended to minimize actual and potential risk to all parties.

Determining FSUPD police staffing at a campus event will be based on nature of event and several factors associated with the event. If no security issues or risks are present, there may be no need for an officer. However, that determination will be made by the FSU Police Department, in consultation with the event sponsor/organizer.

Fill out the request form and FSUPD will follow up with an email to confirm the status of your need for a security detail.