Services & Functions

The Public Safety Department provides a variety of services and functions to maintain a safe and secure environment for our community.  Requests for assistance are dealt with in the order of their urgency and/or as staffing allows.  

Services

Safety Escorts

The Department will provide walking Safety Escorts to the Berklee community (students, faculty, staff) within the range dictated below.  The fulfillment of this service is subject to proper staffing levels at the time requested.  Requests: Any member of the Berklee community, who wishes to request a Safety Escort, can do so by any of these means:

  1. Call the Public Safety Control Center at 617 747-2682.
  2. Request in person directly to any uniformed Public Safety personnel

Range: The range for the Safety Escort will be limited to approximately ½ mile from the 150 Massachusetts Ave building. For reference, the following cross streets will be used as a guideline:

  • North – Massachusetts Ave and Beacon Street
  • South - Massachusetts Ave and Huntington Ave
  • East – Boylston Street and Exeter Ave
  • West – Boylston Street and Charlesgate Bridge

Keys & Locks

The Key & Lock program, including the creation, distribution, and tracking of mecahnical keys, is the maintained by Public Safety. Requests for key duplication or lock replacement/maintenance should be submitted through Physical Plant's work order system. More information can be obtained by contacting Lance Fianmore at 617 747-1152 or lfinamore@berklee.edu

Door Unlocks

The Public Safety Department will, upon request, open doors for members of the community who have legitimate use of the area. The person making the request must have a valid Berklee ID card and be present at the time of the unlock. Requests can be made by calling the Control Center at 617 747-2682 or in person to any Public Safety officer. 

Lost and Found

Public Safety maintains the Lost and Found program for the college and will attempt to return any items to their owners.   Items can be turned over to any Public Safety officer, and the items are securely stored inside the Control Center (basement of 155 Mass Ave) which operates 24/7 (phone 617 747-2682).  Public Safety maintains the right to remove items from storage that are of low value or have not been claimed.  If you have any general questions regarding the program, please contact Joanne Markis at 617 747-2707 or jmarkis@berklee.edu.

Lunch with the Chief

In an effort to keep in immediate touch with the college community, Chief Murphy wants to regularly meet with students, one on one; Chief’s treat. The only catch is that students need to have one suggestion for how the Berklee Public Safety Department can improve its policing, crime prevention initiatives, activities, services, programs or any other facet of the department.

Any student may request lunch with the Chief. If you are interested, simply send an email to publicsafety@berklee.edu and send the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your ID number
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • A preferred date, time and on-campus location for lunch.

PLEASE NOTE: appointments are only available between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Chief will contact you via email or phone to schedule a date and time

Functions

Emergency Response

Public Safety will appropriately respond to reports of crimes or other emergencies.

Surveillance

Public Safety has a robust and advanced camera system throughout the campus. These high quality cameras capture live events and record them in case later review is needed. Public Safety uses this tool for both internal investigations as well as assisting external agencies.    

Investigations

Public Safety appropriately investigates all crime and policy violations brought to the department's attention in order to attempt to bring each matter to closure.

Patrols

Public Safety officers maintain a visible presence by continually patrolling the campus. This is done to ensure the safety of the community and aims to seek out unsafe conditions, prevent unauthorized access, and prevent theft and vandalism.

Investigations

Public Safety appropriately investigates all crime and policy violations brought to the department's attention in order to attempt to bring each matter to closure.

Parking Enforcement

Due to the very limited parking in the area, Berklee Public Safety is responsible for enforcing the parking regulations on Berklee property. Only authorized parkers are allowed in designated spaces. Any vehicles not authorized to park in these spots will be towed at the owner's expense.