Suffolk University recognizes its role in the community, and the importance of protecting its students, faculty, and staff in the event of an emergency. Planning for preparation and response to incidents began in 2005 and is still ongoing today. Members of the Suffolk community have been certified University's Incident Support Team are certified in the incident command system (ICS) by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Incident Support Team meets monthly to discuss campus events, review incidents, and coordinate planning, preparedness and response efforts.
The Incident Support Team is chaired by the Emergency Manager. The Incident Support Team , and is comprised of representatives from the Suffolk University Police Department, Office of the Provost, Environmental Health and Safety, Deans of Students, Risk Management, Human Resources, Facilities, Government and Community Relations, Public Affairs and Information Technology. The Incident Support Team meets bi-weekly to discuss campus events, review incidents, and coordinate response efforts.