The Public Safety Department is responsible for the safety and security of more than three thousand faculty, staff and students and over fifty buildings located on three campuses. It is our mission to serve and protect the Lesley community to ensure our campus buildings and community members remain safe.
The Public Safety department investigates all criminal incidents, responds to emergencies, patrols the campus, escorts community members upon request, and checks the well being of students, faculty, and staff. Every community member will be treated with respect, care, and confidentiality. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and make high community satisfaction our priority.
Our Public Safety personnel are not police officers and do not have powers of arrest nor do they carry weapons of any kind. Our Officers' legal authority is limited to issuing "Trespass Notices." If police assistance is necessary, the City of Cambridge police will respond. We have cultivated strong relationships with agencies and other area university public safety departments to ensure prompt response during emergencies. The Captain of Public Safety often meets with representatives from the police department and other area public safety/security professionals to exchange ideas and discuss current events. This collaborative approach to law enforcement provides numerous benefits to the community.
The training program for our Public Safety officers is ongoing. All new officers receive a dedicated, one-on-one, extensive orientation. The training program includes topics such as: emergency response, patrol techniques, customer service, incident reporting and access control. Additionally, each officer receives annual bloodborne pathogens, sexual harassment, legal aspects of public safety, first aid, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and CPR training from Securitas.
In case of emergency, call 911 before calling Public Safety.
Brattle Campus: 617.871.6029
Porter Campus: 617.349.8390
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