The primary mission of the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) is to maintain a safe and secure campus by providing quality policing in partnership with the community. The HUPD is a full-service police department that includes police officers, detectives, civilian communication dispatchers, and administrative personnel. For additional information on safety and security and services offered, please visit the HUPD website at and read Playing It Safe, the department’s annual report.

Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to report all criminal and suspicious activity to the HUPD in a timely manner. Timely reporting assists us in intervening in potential criminal activity and apprehending suspects. Please do not delay in calling.

To reach the HUPD in an emergency, call 617-495-1212. Community members are strongly encouraged to add 617-495-1212 to their cell phone contacts.