Reporting a Crime
Community participation and involvement are essential to crime prevention on campus. Since officers cannot be everywhere at once, responsibility for crime prevention also rests upon each member of the community. When individuals do their part by recognizing and reporting incidents of suspicious or criminal activity, they greatly improve the effectiveness of Public Safety.
Get involved by becoming more security conscious and by reporting all incidents of suspicious or criminal activity, no matter how insignificant, to Public Safety immediately. Unreported crimes cannot be solved and may allow the perpetrators to commit additional and perhaps more serious crimes. Solving a crime depends upon how accurately and promptly the incident is reported.
Since public safety is the responsibility of everyone, your cooperation with the department will help make Berklee a more secure environment. With this in mind, always report any thefts, accidents, threats to persons or property, and suspicious persons or vehicles to the department. Your willingness to do your part by being proactive and cooperating with all investigations will ensure the safest possible environment.
How to Report a Crime
Emergency Services: (617) 747-2333 (extension 2333)
Routine Business: (617) 747-2682 (extension 2682)
Public Safety Emergency Call Boxes
Public Safety provides 24-hour emergency call boxes for the Berklee community. These boxes are strategically placed throughout the campus. When activated, the call box connects to the Public Safety control center, and the appropriate response to the situation will be dispatched. It is important to note that these phones ensure an immediate response in the event of a dangerous situation but are NOT to be used in non-emergency situations. Non-emergency uses will make it difficult for Public Safety to respond quickly to true emergencies.
How to Report a Campus Crime
If you witness a crime or suspicious activity on campus, immediately call the Public Safety Department or activate any emergency phone. Give pertinent details you know, including location, nature of the incident, descriptions of persons involved, etc.
The college's response to reports of criminal action depends on the nature of the situation. When a request for assistance is received, public safety officers are dispatched immediately. Investigative procedures begin, involving the Department of Public Safety and, if necessary, local law enforcement agencies.
All incidents are documented via written statements, incident reports, and investigative reports. Criminal activities on campus are reported to the Boston Police as a matter of policy. Public Safety Alert notices are posted across campus to inform college community members of serious crimes considered to be threats to the community. Please read these flyers when you see them posted.