Beginning in the fall of 1996, the Department of Public Safety and Residential Life started what was then called the Duty Team Liaison Program. In the fall of 2006, the name changed to the Residential Community Policing or ResCop Program. Tufts University Police Officers work in collaboration with Area Residence Directors (ARD’s), RA’s, and student residents to identify and address quality of life issues within a residence hall. A Tufts University Police Officer has been assigned to each of the four ARD’s to act as a liaison between Residential Life and Public Safety.
The purpose of the liaison program is to:
- Enhance engagement between TUPD and the Residence Life Community
- Build partnerships with residence life stakeholders
- Identify and address safety, security, and quality of life issues
- Apply leadership and offer professional expertise to collaborative problem solving initiatives
- Effectively communicate and raise awareness of safety issues specific to individual halls
- Coordinate crime prevention and safety programming in the residence halls
For more information on the ResCop Program, or to schedule a crime prevention and safety program, contact Officer Thomas Burdulis Jr / Community Policing Coordinator (617) 627-0934.