Boston University Police Alert: Missing Mail

March 15, 2022

Please see information below regarding reports of missing U.S. mail reported by members of the BU community.

Location of Incidents:

BU community members have reported missing mail primarily affecting residential locations across campus.

Summary of Facts:

BUPD is actively assisting the United States Postal Inspection Service who are leading the investigation.


Anyone who has experienced missing U.S. mail items should report it to the United States Postal Service via their website. You may also file a report with the Boston University Police by calling 617-353-2121.

Tips for sending mail items for the BU Community:

  • Track your mail. There are alternatives in sending valuable items that require a signature on delivery.
  • When sending cash. Peer to peer payment applications are a popular method of transferring cash. Sending gift cards is discouraged.
  • Insure using registered mail. Registered mail is a safe way to send and insure your valuable item.

Issued by:

Boston University Police Department



This notice is an informational message to alert our community. We intend to provide as much information as possible in the hope of preventing another such incident.

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