Dissemination of Information Concerning Crimes & Safety
The Dean of Students maintains the BeSafe@BU website, which provides general safety resources and related safety events.
Open Police and Fire Log Laws
Massachusetts law requires all police agencies in the state to maintain open police logs, and federal law requires open logs be maintained by colleges and universities. The public has a right of access during business hours to summary information regarding reported incidents. The identification of victims of sexual assault, or attempted sexual assault, is prohibited by law.
The Boston University police and fire logs are available at the police station at 32 Harry Agganis Way. The Medical Campus Public Safety police and fire logs are available at 710 Albany Street.
The Boston University Police Department regularly provides up-to-date crime incident information to all University news services, including BU Today.
The department’s website provides current campus crime statistics, crime information bulletins, and information about the University’s police services. In addition, the department sends email announcements to the University community concerning emergencies and reports of criminal activity that may be of interest to the community. Members of the University community and their families are encouraged to follow the department on Twitter and Facebook for updates.
Federal law requires states to ask every sex offender registered under “Megan’s Law” if they are or will be enrolled at or employed by a college or university. State governments will then provide that information to the school’s police department or a local police department with jurisdiction for the campus.
Students and employees may obtain any information provided by any state under this law at the Boston University Police Department, 32 Harry Agganis Way, during business hours, or on the Boston University Police Department website.
The Executive Office of Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts provides a searchable database of Massachusetts-area level-2 and level-3 sex offenders.
The department’s website provides information about services offered, crime prevention and awareness, and an updated list of public safety advisories for the Medical Campus.
Boston University provides information about existing emergencies on its Emergency Management website.
The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) mission is to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and others visiting our facilities. EHS maintains the University’s Fire Log, which is available for inspection at 704 Commonwealth Avenue, Second Floor. and also compiles the annual Fire Safety Report.