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Arson Information Hotline

The investigation into Monday’s suspicious car fire and bomb threat continues. Agencies cooperating on the investigation include the State Fire Marshal, Somerville Police, Tufts University Police, and the Massachusetts State Police. » read

Crime Advisory

Key areas to focus on with ransomware are prevention, business continuity, and remediation. As ransomware techniques continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, even with the most robust prevention controls in place, there is no guarantee against exploitation. » read


Tufts Threat Assessment and Management – Tufts University announced a new program to support a safe and healthy environment for learning, working and living on its three Massachusetts campuses.  Learn more about TTAM or Report a concern.

Pedestrian Safety and Awareness on Campus

An updated message from the Director of Public and Environmental Safety about Pedestrian Safety and working with the City of Somerville.
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About TUPD

The Tufts University Police Department is headquartered on the Medford/Somerville campus with stations on the Boston and Grafton campuses. » read

Community Policing

The Tufts University Police Department has undertaken a self-initiated process to reevaluate, recommit, and renew our focus on strengthening community-police relations while creating a culture of prevention through collaborative problem solving.

RSS Safety Alerts

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 has been re-accredited every 3 years since initial accreditation, most recently in October 2014. The commission voted to make Tufts the eighteenth department in the commonwealth to achieve this prestigious recognition. Tufts remains one of only ten Massachusetts campus law enforcement agencies that are accredited.

Telephone Numbers

Boston health sciences & SMFA @ Tufts campuses

(617) 636-6610 or x66610 (from a campus phone)Emergency                                                                                                                                                             Fire – dial 911
(617) 627-6911 or x66911 (from a campus phone)

Grafton Campus

(508) 887-4900 or x84900 (from a campus phone)
(617) 627-6911  or x66911 (from a campus phone)

Medford/Somerville Campus

(617) 627-3030 or x73030 (from a campus phone)
(617) 627-6911 or x66911 (from a campus phone)


Emergency Off-Campus

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