Department of Public Safety

Department of Public Safety


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Our Mission

The University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Public Safety is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for the university community. In order to accomplish this task, the department subscribes to a community oriented policing philosophy. Police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, all year long. Police officers patrol the university and adjacent roads in marked police vehicles, police bicycles, and on foot. All police officers are sworn under chapter 75, section 32a of the general laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. All police officers have the same law enforcement authority as state or municipal police officers and are trained at state certified municipal police training academies.

For information on weather related closings call 617.287.5000 or tune your radio to WBZ 1030 AM, WRKO 680 AM, WBUR 90.9 FM, or WUMB 91.9 FM or tune your television to WBZ-TV CH 4, WCVB-TV Ch 5, or WHDH-TV Ch 7 for up-to-the-minute information on university cancellations.


Campus Safety Report

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Healey Library Evacuation Plan

Know how to get out of the Healey Library in an emergency. Learn the procedure for fire alarm drills and download must-have info. Read More