Public Safety

Berklee Public Safety offers a variety of services and trainings to community members each semester as well as upon request. Safety escorts are available 24 hours a day to and from any location on or near campus. Community members may call the Public Safety control center at 617-747-2682 to request an escort.

Public Safety also offers an Armed Intruder Response Training Program, which has been provided to numerous student orientation sessions and student groups as well as academic and administrative departments. More than 1,000 students, faculty, and staff have gone through this interactive training which details the Run, Hide, Fight method of responding to an armed intruder. Information to help individuals prepare for an armed intruder can also be found in Berklee’s Emergency Response Guide. This tool lists some of the risks and threats we face on campus and helps community members to be better prepared to respond to such emergencies.

Communication and Emergency Notifications

Public Safety is also seeking new ways in which to communicate with the community. Beginning in April, Public Safety began utilizing its Facebook Page to alert community members to incidents on or around campus that are not typically disseminated through the Berklee Emergency Notification System (BENS), such as theft or other similar types of crimes. The BENS system is reserved for emergencies that impact the safety and security of the campus and its surrounding environment. If Berklee family members would like to receive BENS messages, their students can add their info to their profile. Follow these instructions on how to do so. Public Safety has also created an online incident report form which allows community members to submit information anonymously to Public Safety.

Contact

If you have questions or concerns about Public Safety at Berklee or the programs and services mentioned above please reach out to Andrew Murphy, Senior Manager of Emergency Management, at 617-747-6825 or asmurphy@berklee.edu.