The Department of Public Safety exists to support the goals of Tufts University by fostering a safe and secure environment in which members of the community can learn, work, and live. Our department oversees the following services:

Tufts University Police Department

Under the Tufts Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) is a full-time accredited agency that serves the university community by providing a safe and secure environment across all four campuses and promoting the safety and well-being of all who learn, work, and live in the Tufts community.

Fire Safety

The Fire Safety Office duties include fire and building code enforcement and related support services, investigation of fires and related hazards, and the supervision of  fire and life safety systems for all of the university’s academic, administrative and residential buildings on all campuses.

Office of Emergency Management

The fundamental goal of the emergency management program is to minimize the effects of disasters and help the university to remain focused on its commitment to excellence, humanism, social responsibility, and professionalism.

Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS)

Since 1985, Tufts Emergency Medical Services has provided prompt, quality medical aid to the Tufts Community. TEMS is in service during the school year 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Tufts University Threat Assessment and Management (TTAM)

As part of Tufts University’s commitment to maintaining a safe environment where we can learn, work, and live without the threat of violence, the university has established Tufts Threat Assessment and Management (TTAM) teams. TTAM teams are responsible for threat assessment and management activities on behalf of the university.