UMass Boston Police Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Public Safety is committed to providing a safe campus community and improving the quality of life for all people. We accomplish this by delivering quality police services and enforcing laws with equity and impartiality. In partnership with the campus community and our law enforcement partners, we reduce crime through public education, prevention, and awareness. In meeting this objective, we demand of ourselves the highest professional standards and dedication to our core values.

Vision Statement

Our vision is “to support the administrative and financial performance of the university and provide a safe and healthy physical plant for students, faculty, staff, and the public.” The department’s efforts to prevent criminal and safety mishaps include preventive education and enforcement measures that promote awareness and individual responsibility.

Core Values


We strive to uphold the university’s trust by being honest, competent, and consistent in our beliefs and actions. We will hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct.


This is not accomplished with just technology; it includes the introduction of new ideas, practices, and services.


We will consistently treat all people of our community with dignity and compassion and without prejudice. While embracing our diverse community, we will protect their constitutional and civil rights through impartial enforcement of the law.