Amherst Police Department

Chief Scott P. Linvingstone
Address 111 Main Street
Amherst MA 01002



The Amherst Police Department has a full-time compliment of 47 sworn police officers that serve the Town of Amherst with coverage 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.   We are a professional, progressive organization committed to philosophy of problem oriented policing.   Our greatest asset are the sworn and civilian members of this Department, who prove each day that they are committed to providing quality services to Amherst.  We welcome feedback and suggestions from the community, as we always strive to improve our services. 

Mission Statement of the Amherst Police Department

The Amherst Police Department values the dedication and integrity of each member of our department.
We value the diversity of our community and are grateful for the confidence they have in us. We strive to protect the safety, rights and property of every person within the town of Amherst. We are committed to the enforcement of laws, preservation of order and improving the quality of life within our community. We do so in partnership with our community while holding ourselves to the highest professional and ethical standards.


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