University Police

Tufts University’s Department of Public Safety, 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.  Please take a moment to review suggested safety tips in order to help you avoid becoming the victim of criminal activity.

 THE BIG THREE:
- Stay alert and tuned into your surroundings, wherever you are.
- Stand tall and walk confidently.
- Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, leave quickly.

TIPS FOR WALKERS:
- Don’t walk or jog alone. Take a friend or neighbor along if possible. Wear bright, reflective clothing at night. Don’t wear ear buds or headphones.
- Carry your purse close to your body, and keep a firm grip on it. Carry a wallet in an inside coat pocket or front pants pocket.
- If you feel unsafe, use the Tufts GoSafe Service by calling Tufts Police at 617-627-3030
- Cross streets at marked crosswalks only. Before crossing look left, look right, then left again. Remember, if you can’t see the driver, they can’t see you. Be aware that different drivers have differing levels of skill and ability when operating motor vehicles. Don’t engage in distracted walking by talking or texting while walking.

SAFEGUARD YOUR RESIDENCE HALL/OFF-CAMPUS APT:
- Make sure all exterior doors and windows have good locks and that only authorized persons have keys.
- Use the locks you have. Always lock up when you go out, even if only for a few minutes.

ALWAYS:
- Report suspicious individuals and activity immediately to the Tufts Police at X66911 or (617) 636-6911.  Program the Tufts Police telephone numbers into your cell phone for ease of use.
- Know the location of your nearest emergency telephone!
- DO NOT leave personal belongings unsecured and/or unattended.

Have a safe and happy remainder of the semester.

Review a progress report on improvements to pedestrian safety around campus.