Training and Services
Public Safety Training Programs
Instructors: Andrew Murphy, Emergency Manager
This important training provides valuable information to aid you in preparing for and responding to any type of armed intruder incident in your home, office, classroom, etc. This one-hour session includes a video presentation, practical demonstrations of the run/hide/fight method of response, and a discussion of these methods as well as Q&A.
Registration: Fill out this form to request a training session (login required).
Instructors: Police Officers Joanelys Toro and Tim Beane
The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) system is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a martial arts program. Participants are required to attend all six sessions on the dates listed below. Sessions will take place mostly on Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in 8 Fenway, studio 406 beginning March 8 and ending Friday, April 20 (excluding March 22, spring break).
- March 8
- March 15
- March 29
- April 5
- April 12
- April 20 (Friday)
Instructor: Lieutenant Gerry McLaughlin
No matter where you are, if a medical emergency occurs, you may be the only person who could save a life. Sessions for the fall semester have concluded. A schedule for spring semester sessions will be posted in January 2018.
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. Any member of the Berklee community who wishes to request a safety escort can do so by any of these means:
- Call the Public Safety Control Center at 617-747-2682.
- Make the request in person directly to any uniformed Public Safety personnel.
Range: The range for the safety escort will be limited to approximately one-half mile from the 150 Massachusetts Avenue building. For reference, the following cross streets will be used as a guideline:
- North: Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street
- South: Massachusetts Avenue and Huntington Avenue
- East: Boylston Street and Exeter Avenue
- West: Boylston Street and Charlesgate Bridge
The key and lock program, including the creation, distribution, and tracking of mechanical keys, is 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 Finamore at 617-747-2587 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 in person to any Public Safety officer or by calling the Control Center at 617-747-2682.
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 Massachusetts Avenue), which operates 24/7 (the phone number is 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 email@example.com.
In an effort to keep in immediate touch with the college community, the chief wants to regularly meet with students, one-on-one (the 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, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name
- Your ID number
- Your email address
- Your phone number
- A preferred date, time, and on-campus location for lunch
Public Safety will appropriately respond to reports of crimes or other emergencies.
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 internal investigations as well as assisting external agencies.
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.
Public Safety officers maintain a visible presence by continually patrolling the campus. This is done to ensure the safety of the community with the aims of identifying unsafe conditions, preventing unauthorized access, and preventing theft and vandalism.
Due to the very limited parking in the area, 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.