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Holiday and Winter Break Tips

Most of you will be leaving shortly to celebrate the holidays and winter break. Whether you are traveling near or far the majority of you will be leaving your living spaces vacant and unattended. » read

Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop
The Tufts University Police Department is pleased to offer a nationally recognized program called “Coffee with a Cop.” “Coffee with a Cop,” is designed to break barriers between the police and members of the community in an open forum over a cup of coffee. This simple idea brings police officers


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

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 Campus

(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)

SMFA at Tufts Campus

(617) 636-6610 Emergency                                                                                                                                                             Fire – dial 911
(617) 627-6911

Emergency Off-Campus

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