Community Policing

The BUMC Public Safety Department works cooperatively with the Boston University Police Department (BUPD) and the Boston Police Department (BPD).

Faculty, staff, students, patients and visitors are encouraged to interact with the officers providing services and to report any suspicious activities.  Information that is provided to the officers patrolling the campus will be shared between agencies or departments as a means of continuing to provide a safe and secure environment.

The coordinated approach results in BUPD Officers patroling the perimeter of the medical campus and hospital, providing first response to requests that require police intervention and providing assistance during emergency/disaster situations. BUMC Investigators and BUPD detectives work closely on investigations and act as liaisons with BPD during joint investigations.

Bicycle patrols of the Campus perimeter are provided by BUMC Public Safety and BUPD.  The Public Safety Officers assigned to bicycle patrols act as liaisons to campus and hospital community commuter cyclists.