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Tufts Emergency Medical Services – TEMS

To contact EMS from an on campus telephone 66911 / off campus or cell phone (617) 627-6911
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Administrative Services

Year or Semester long Parking Permits as well as One to Three Day Visitor / Guest passes are available today.» read

University Police

Tufts University Police Deparmtent, in a combined effort with the Somerville and Medford Police Departments,
are asking for your help and diligence to keep yourselves and our community safe. » read

Fire Safety

Fire Safety depends on all of us. » read

Environmental Health and Safety – EHS

EHS helps students, staff and faculty be safe!
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Emergency Preparedness

Updated Emergency Operations Plan Released . » read

Latest News

Tufts Threat Assessment and Management (TTAM) - On October 7, 2013 Tufts University announced a new program to support a safe and healthy environment for learning, working and living on its three Massachusetts campuses.

To learn more about TTAM

To report a concern for a member of the Tufts University community

Strategic Planning - the department is engaged in developing a formal strategic plan. Read about progress and provide feedback at the Strategic Planning Project webpage.

2013-2014 Annual Safety report
The latest edition of the Public Safety Report has been posted at Safety Report 2013-2014.

Online Parking Permit Sales
Visit the Online Parking Management System to purchase your school-year 2013-2014 parking permit. Currently we are only accepting employee permit purchases and payroll deduction is the only payment method available. Student permits will go on sale in early September, and credit card and e-check payments will be accepted at that time. In addition, students will be able to purchase online guest permits for visitors.

Emergency Response Guide
Public Safety has published a guide for members of the Tufts Community with instructions for handling a variety of emergencies which may affect a Tufts campus. The ERG is available through the Emergency Preparedness web site.


Welcome to Tufts University's Department of Public & Environmental Safety. Our department consists of several organizations responsible for the safety security of our three campuses. These organizations are the Tufts University Police Department , Environmental Health & Safety , Fire Safety, Emergency Management/Communications, and Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) and Administrative Services which provides parking and traffic services ; shuttle service ; and photo ID card services, etc.

As you review our web presence I would appreciate hearing from you regarding your suggestions for improvement.


Kevin C. Maguire
Director of Public & Environmental Safety

Police Accreditation

Mass Accreditation Seal

The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation status to the Tufts University Police Department on June 17, 2005 . The department was re-accredited on January 8, 2009 and most recently on September 29, 2011. The commission voted to make Tufts the eighteenth department in the commonwealth to achieve this prestigious recognition. Tufts remains one of only eight Massachusetts campus law enforcement agencies that are accredited.