School Resource Officer


In 2015 Officer Joshua Wallace was selected as the Northampton Police Department's full-time School Resource Officer.  

He is primarily assigned to Northampton High School and John F. Kennedy Middle School but provides services to other schools in the community as well.  His regular work hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.  

He has specialized training in working in schools, crisis intervention, and responding to calls that involve people who have mental health issues.

Officer Wallace may be contacted at Northampton High School at 587-1344, extension 3307, or at




Officer Dobson

In April, 2017, Officer Douglas Dobson was named as the department's Elementary School Resource Officer.  

Unlike Officer Wallace who is assigned solely to the schools, Officer Dobson maintains his regular patrol officer duties.  His goal is to spend at least one hour in each of the four elementary schools each week.  His schedule and the activities are flexible and are dependent on the needs and wishes of the individual schools.  

Officer Dobson can be reached at

NPD: Located at 29 Center Street, Northampton MA 01060 | Emergencies: 911 | Business Line: 413-587-1100 | Fax: 413-587-1137