Community Policing is a direct expression of our mission statement. The goal of the Tufts University Police Department is to consistently work towards providing an environment that is reasonably safe and secure.
Community policing is a philosophy of policing in which officers work closely with community residents, developing a sense of the character of the neighborhood through regular, informal contacts with residents and institutions serving the area. Law enforcement officials address not just crimes but their causes; they identify problems and work with community residents to marshal community resources to solve those problems. You are encouraged to contact your local law enforcement agency for additional information about the philosophy of community policing.¹
Community policing at Tufts University represents a shift from detached, “neutral”, reactive policing to close personal involvement between officers and the Tufts community, with an emphasis on proactive problem solving. We ask everyone to take an active role in crime prevention by becoming the “eyes and ears” of the community; it is essential that everyone assert a vested interest in their own security and safety.
The Community Policing program is supervised by Deputy Chief Mark Keith. Please visit the links above for information about specific community policing programs, or contact the community policing officer on your campus:
Sergeant Luis Santamaria (617) 636-6610
Sergeant Glenn McCunne (508) 887-4900 or x 84900
Officer Andrew Fyvie (508) 887-4900 or x 84900
Sergeant Duane Weisse (617) 627-3839
¹Paragraph adapted from National Crime Prevention Council, National Service and Public Safety: Partnerships for Safer Communities, Washington D.C.: Presstar, Inc, 1994.