The series of threats that the university received last month has now ceased, and the Tufts University Police Department, and our municipal and state partners, remain prepared to handle any future threats that might arise. However, we recognize that this episode has left some concerned about their safety and security on our campuses.
I want to assure you that our campuses are safe and protected. And I ask for your assistance in helping keep our campuses safe. Please contact us if you see or experience anything out of the ordinary.
Though I cannot comment on the details of our active, multi-agency investigation, I can assure you that we are working diligently to determine who is responsible for the threats. Please do not mistake our need for discretion regarding updates on the investigation’s status for a lack of action. This remains a top priority for our department and the university.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank you for your response to the threats. You listened to the public safety instructions and made our job of checking buildings and spaces much easier. For this, my public safety colleagues and I are truly appreciative.
I also recognize that there can be frustration based on the level of information we are able to provide during these events. Please know that we are making determinations based on the credibility of threats and other relevant information; as a result, both the content of messages and the transmission methods we use might vary. Ensuring your safety in the specific event, while trying to limit the likelihood of future threats, is always the most important factor in our response. Our goal is to provide as much accurate, actionable information as quickly as we can and to keep you updated as needed during events such as these.
As always, we will be doing an after-action report to learn from this incident and improve our processes moving forward. We always welcome your input and feedback. If you have suggestions for us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org