Some UMass students are registering parties with police

The program gives students a 20 minute heads-up to quiet down

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s new Party Registration Program has been working.

Amherst Police Sgt. David Foster told 22News a few students have registered their parties with the police since the program launched last week. He credits the program with preventing some parties from getting out of hand.

The new program allows off-campus students to register their parties with Amherst Police, and in return, police give students a 20 minute heads-up to quiet down if police receive any noise complaints.

UMass freshman Jacob Cowley said, “I haven’t felt like there’s been much outreach about it, but I feel it’ll definitely protect the people who are throwing the party.”

Sally Linowski of UMass Off-Campus Student Services told 22News that a total of 8 students have used the party smart registration so far this semester.

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