Merrimack College Police Department Services
We protect life and property, prevent and detect crime, and maintain campus quality of life.
How We Keep You Safe
Frequent Campus Patrols
The Merrimack College Police Department provides regular bike, cruiser and foot patrols on the Merrimack campus. Our officers make frequent checks of all campus areas. If you need assistance, you may wave down an officer at any time if you can do so safely. You may always request a safety escort or use our emergency call boxes.
We conduct regular checks of lighting on campus and conduct security surveys of offices and buildings to identify vulnerabilities in access, security and property control.
Specialized Officer Training
We have officers specially trained in sensitive incidents like sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking. Rape aggression defense classes are available to our community and we follow best practices in emergency preparedness and fire prevention and safety.
Access to RAVE Technology
We provide you with access to RAVE technologies for your safety. Please sign up for Rave Alert to enable police services to contact you in case of a campuswide emergency. Download the Rave Guardian app for its emergency call functions, confidential reporting features and safety time where trusted friends can track your route.
Robust Safety Locations
While any campus building or office at Merrimack is available as a safety resource if you’re seeking help, the Merrimack College Police Department, located behind Monican Hall, is always open and available to you. The Counseling Center, Grace J. Palmisano Center for Campus Ministry and Office of Community Standards are other important safety locations.
Fire Prevention and Safety
Safety Escort Services
If you or your guests feel uncomfortable walking alone at night or have reason to be concerned for your personal safety, the police department will provide you with a safety escort.
How to Request a Safety Escort
- Call 978-837-5555 (ext. 5555 internally) or contact the police via one of the emergency call boxes located throughout campus.
- Provide the dispatcher with your name and exact location.
- Wait in a safe place for the arrival of your safety escort. If an escort has not arrived after a reasonable time, please call again.
If no officer is available to respond immediately, the dispatcher will either provide you with the expected wait time or dispatch a member of the Student Security Team to assist you.
The escort service is not designed to provide transportation to/from places of employment, restaurants, taverns, airports, mass-transit, etc. We do not provide transportation for large groups or intoxicated people.
Emergency Call Boxes
Emergency call boxes (also known as emergency two-way call stations or emergency phones) have been installed at strategic locations throughout campus like parking lots, buildings and general areas.
What do the emergency call boxes look like?
The emergency call boxes either have a blue light on top of the box or are yellow boxes marked “Emergency.”
How do I use the emergency call box?
After you press the call button, you will be immediately connected with a police dispatcher. You will provide additional information and an officer will respond to the situation.
Location of Emergency Call Boxes
Emergency phones can be found at the following locations. You may click on the links to see a photo of the call box location.
Arcidi Center (front)
Austin Hall 114 (side by church)
Campus Center elevator
Campus Center freight elevator
Campus Center loading dock
Church (Flaherty Way)
Cushing (library side)
Deegan East elevator
Deegan East foyer
Deegan West elevator
Deegan West emergency exit
Deegan West fireplace lounge
Deegan West foyer
Hamel Health Center
McQuade Library front door
Mendel HP entrance
O’Brien Hall at Walsh Way
O’Brien Hall in the Townhouse Quad
O’Reilly (bridge side)
Rogers Center for the Arts
St. Ann’s Bridge
St. Ann’s Lot (8C)
St. Ann’s, Corner of G Tower
St. Ann’s L Tower
Sullivan 114 entrance
Motorist Assistance and Parking Services
Officers are available to assist you if your vehicle is located on College property and you have been locked out or need a jumpstart. There are no costs for these services. Call us at 978-837-5555. For additional parking info, please contact parking and transportation services at 978-837-3553.
If you are locked out of your dorm room, please contact the Merrimack College Police Department at 978-837-5555. A $25.00 lockout fee will be applied to your account for each lockout.
We offer engraving services during community-oriented policing programs or upon request. Engraving allows you to identify your possessions if they are lost or stolen.
- All items, large or small, can be engraved with a mark of your choice (excluding social security numbers or crude language).
- Examples of markings include your date of birth or your pet’s name.
- If your item is too large to be carried to the location of the program, you may request that an officer come to your residence hall room to provide the engraving service.
Lost and Found
Merrimack’s central lost and found is in police headquarters behind Monican Hall.
Visit Mack Card services for more information about getting or replacing your ID card.