Public Safety is comprised of Boston University Police DepartmentBoston University Medical Campus Public Safety, and Emergency Management. BUPD and BUMC Public Safety are actively engaged with the community, working to promote the safety and security of the campus and surrounding communities while BU Emergency Management provides, enables, promotes, and supports the Boston University community in effectively mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies.

BUPD patrols all three campuses 24 hours a day, spanning an area that includes over 132 acres of University-owned property and surrounding streets. Emergency response time is generally under three minutes to any location on campus. Boston University has 50 state-trained and deputized police officers.