News, Events, and Announcements


Community Outreach Activities

August 2, 2021
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 in order to arrange the meeting.

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Safety and Self-Defense Classes

October 19, 2021

The HUPD is hosting two safety and self-defense courses on Sunday, November 14th and Saturday, November 20th. The classes will be held outdoors at the Sunken Gardens on Appian Way from 10AM to 12PM and free for all Harvard community members.

Child Safety Seat Event on 9/30/21

September 20, 2021
The HUPD urges parents and caregivers to ensure their child safety seats are properly installed. On Thursday, September 30, 2021, HUPD will have certified technicians available to provide free hands-on child safety seat inspections and advice from 2PM until 6PM at 113 Western Ave, Allston, MA. For additional information or to register for the event, please email

Community Advisory - Assault and Batteries Harvard Square area, Cambridge

August 30, 2021

Beginning Tuesday evening (8/24/21), four assault and batteries were committed against male victims in the area of Harvard Square. Three of the victims were graduate students and the fourth victim was unaffiliated with the University. In each of the incidents the victims identified the offender as a white male, twenty to forty years of age, and riding on a bicycle. In three of the incidents, no words were exchanged prior to the offender punching the victims. These incidents occurred both during the day and in the early evening. None of the victims knew the offender nor required...

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Welcome, Chief Victor Clay

August 27, 2021

The HUPD would like to welcome Victor Clay as the new chief of police for the Harvard University Police Department. Chief Clay comes to our community with more than 35 years of law enforcement experience, marked by an outstanding commitment to community engagement, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about Chief Clay, please feel free to review the Harvard Gazette article introducing him to the Harvard community....

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