Welcome to the Boston University Police Department website. The BUPD is a full-service police department providing 24-hour patrol coverage, investigative services, and crime prevention strategies to the BU community. We are committed to ensuring the safety of the students, faculty, staff, and guests of Boston University, one of the largest private universities in the country. Please explore our website to learn more about us and the services we provide.

Crime prevention requires that we all educate ourselves on personal safety and security matters. Our community policing model is a forum for students, faculty, and staff to interact with officers and solve problems together on issues of public safety and security. Department officers are dedicated to providing the very best in policing services to the Boston University community and have received local and national recognition for their efforts.

Together we can continue to ensure that Boston University remains a safe, secure environment in which to learn and grow.


Rob Lowe
Chief of Police