Community Outreach

Community members who see HUPD officers as fellow members of their community - and not just enforcement officials - are far more likely to share information on criminal activity or other problems than they would with someone who is a stranger, albeit one who wears a uniform. Therefore, officers are encouraged to form relationships with the community above and beyond answering calls for service. These conversations present an opportunity for officers to solicit information about ongoing problems and concerns, thereby facilitating officers' problem-solving efforts.

In addition to the daily informal face-to-face contacts officers have while on patrol, HUPD officers perform more formalized community outreaches as well. Outreaches consist of safety talks, bicycle and laptop registrations, brown-bag lunches, and other more structured events where HUPD officers provide students, faculty, and staff direction and steps they can take to maintain their own safety and the security of others and to familiarize them with the Department and the many services that it offers.

If your school, house, department, or location want to arrange for an officer to come out and conduct a safety talk or a bicycle/laptop registration, please contact us at outreach@hupd.harvard.edu in order to arrange the meeting.

The HUPD utilizes several office spaces where community members can register their laptops or bicycles, file a police report, or talk to an officer about any safety issues. Each office posts its own hours of operation. Location of office spaces are below:

  • 90 Smith Street (Longwood Campus)
  • Smith Campus Center, 2nd floor of the Welcome Pavilion
  • 114 Western Ave, Stadium Road side