Geographic Based Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving
Geographical based deployment plans help to improve the level of service and facilitate more contact between the police and the community stakeholders within a particular service area. The Tufts University Police Department has initiated a geographically based deployment plan on the Medford/Somerville campus as a key strategy to build long term meaningful partnerships through consistency and familiarization.
TUPD Officers are assigned to one of three specific areas (beats) within the campus to engage in Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) initiatives. Officers, through frequent and consistent engagement activities within a defined area, develop a greater sense of local concerns, build stronger ties within the community, and take ownership of problems within their assigned beat.
If you wish to inquire about the Officers assigned to your area, contact Officer Thomas Burdulis Jr / Community Policing Coordinator (617) 627-0934.