Mission Statement

"We, the members of the Boston University Community Policing Services, are a team of professionals committed to supporting a department philosophy that builds partnerships and empowers its Boston University Community to work collectively in reducing crime and the fear of crime while improving the quality of life at Boston University."

Our goals are to:

  • Organize strategies to reduce crime and the fear of crime and improve the perception of safety as well as the quality of life within the University community.
  • Facilitate collaborative efforts between police and the University community.
  • Stimulate, develop, and support the growth of University community organizations and operate as effective partners.
  • Empower people within the University community to improve existing conditions.
  • Integrate the core components of the community policing philosophy consistent with departmental policy.
  • Utilize problem-oriented policing by identifying conditions that create social problems.
  • Improve police services and provide accountability in order to establish social trust within the University community.
  • Create and nurture a departmental commitment to progress and objectivity.
  • Educate students, staff, faculty, residents, and business owners within the University community on crime prevention and, overall, with methods to better protect themselves, their property, and their neighborhood or business.