Does the Harvard University Police Department disseminate incident reports to the general public?

No. In the interest of maintaining community members' privacy, the HUPD does not disseminate incident reports to the general public. Because the HUPD is a private police agency, it is not required under the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Public Record Law to disseminate police reports to the public. The University's Office of the General Counsel has authorized the HUPD to provide both theft and accident victims copies of incident reports in order to submit them to their insurance companies when making a claim for reimbursement. If you are a theft victim or have been involved in a motor vehicle accident on Harvard's campus and want to request a report, please email