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Suffolk University Police and Security Department (SUPD)

Working Together for Public Safety 


The SUPD Dispatch Center, located in the Donahue Building lobbyon the lower level of Sargent Hall, has direct telephone and radio communications with the Boston and State Police Departments and will notify the Boston and/or State Police, Boston Fire Department, Boston Emergency Medical Services Department and other city or state public safety agencies as needed and appropriate whenever a major public safety incident is reported on or adjacent to Suffolk University premises. Specifically, BPD will be notified for all incidents that occur on or near university premises that require local police action and for all incidents involving firearms or other dangerous weapons, since SUPD police officers do not carry firearms. All telephone calls at the SUPD Dispatch Center are recorded.


Suspicious Packages/Substances should be reported to the SUPD. No attempt should be made to touch or handle such items. SUPD will respond to investigate the information obtained when it is safe to do and or notify the BPD, BFD (hazmat team), and Emergency Management. All incidents will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. In cases that SUPD does respond, we will isolate the substance and or the suspicious package, establish communication and control, set up a perimeter, evacuate as needed, and attempt to identify persons involved and or those person(s) adversely impacted, provide first aid, gather evidence and attempt to render the scene safe upon investigation.


Reviewed by
Incident Support Team1/23/2013