SAFE is an on-demand informational video and training to inform the BU community about the comprehensive support provided by the Boston University Police Department (BUPD) in the event of an active threat. It also aims to empower the community with tips and resources to keep themselves and each other prepared and as safe as possible.  These videos are intended to augment our already extensive planning and training around active threats.  They describe our public safety response and the way we will quickly provide communication to our community.

SAFE was developed with the expertise and collaboration of numerous individuals and departments across the University.

The project team worked carefully to balance this topic’s sensitive nature with the necessity to provide objective and precise information related to safety and preparedness during active threat situations. While such events are statistically rare, their potential impact is significant.  Our primary objective is to empower you with the knowledge to be prepared and to provide actionable steps to take during such events while considering self-care and mental health aspects.

SAFE is a series of videos in which members of the BUPD, Emergency Management, and Behavioral Medicine provide vital information and resources to utilize before, during, and after an active threat event.

SAFE has two components, one public facing for prospective students, families and the public, and the second is more interactive, providing members of our community with more in-depth information.

  1. A 10–13-minute informational video for public display.
  2. A 30–40-minute Asynchronous Training for students, faculty and staff.

Watch the SAFE (Safety Awareness for Everyone) video to learn more about the comprehensive support provided to the Boston University community by the BU Police Department (BUPD) in the event of an active threat. In this video, you will hear tips and resources from BU experts that serve to empower all members of our community to keep themselves and each other safe.