The University is required by federal law (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. 1092(f), known as the “Clery Act”) to publish an Annual Security Report and an Annual Fire Safety Report.
The Harvard University Police Department publishes the Annual Security Report, entitled “Playing it Safe,” which includes information about the HUPD, how to report a crime, HUPD’s crime prevention programs, substance abuse, sensitive crimes, emergency notifications, and other important information about security and HUPD services on campus. It also contains three years of statistics on reported campus or campus-related crimes. A hard copy of “Playing it Safe” may be obtained by contacting the Harvard University Police Department at 1033 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 495-9225.
The Clery Act also requires the University to inform all prospective students and employees about the availability of the security report. To comply with this aspect of the law all notices have been placed on the various school's admissions department websites and in some cases on school's paper admissions materials. To notify employees, both emails are sent in some cases and a posting on the University's faculty and staff intranet site is run at the beginning of the academic year.
To access the Harvard University Police Department Annual Security Report for 2016 please click on the image below.