Emergency Contacts

  • Berklee Police in the Public Safety Department: Call 617-747-8888 (extension 8888 from a campus phone)
  • Boston Police Department: Call 617-343-4911 or 911 from a campus landline. 
  • Massachusetts State Police: Call or text 911 from your mobile phone. 

Less Urgent Issues

 +1 617-747-2682 (24 hours a day)


Training and Preparedness

Logo for the Rave Guardian app


Rave Guardian Mobile App

Download the Rave Guardian app for iOS and Android devices.

Features include:

  • real-time text communication with Berklee police;
  • a virtual safety escort; and
  • a panic button.


Have you had an experience with a member of the Public Safety Department that you'd like to tell us about? Submit a complaint or commendation.

Over the past 75 years, Berklee has developed into a world-renowned institution in the heart of a world-class city. Being situated in Boston, one of America's most historic and dynamic cities, provides students, faculty, and staff with a vast array of cultural, academic, and athletic offerings.

Yet while Boston abounds with opportunities to experience life in a vibrant environment, an urban setting always has the potential for unsafe conditions or situations. With this in mind, Berklee's Public Safety Department is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for the study of music and the performing arts. In keeping with that goal, Berklee continually revises existing policies and procedures to reflect today's security and safety issues.

While we are dedicated to maintaining our campus as a safe, secure, and welcoming place to live and learn, a truly safe environment can only be achieved with everyone's active participation in the process. Put more clearly, public safety is everyone's responsibility, so the entire community must do their part in order to achieve the safest possible environment.

We know that our internal community education and awareness efforts make a significant difference in providing security and comfort for our community.

What We Do

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

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 by identifying unsafe conditions, preventing unauthorized access, and preventing theft and vandalism.