Police Department


ECPD officer with Toys for Tots
An officer collects toys as part of Toys for Tots.

The Emerson Police Department provides the following services:

Safety Escorts

The Emerson College Police Department provides safety escorts to members of the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, upon request. This service provides students, faculty, and staff with walking or motor vehicle escort between locations on campus. To request a safety escort please call the ECPD at 617-824-8555.

Lost and Found

It shall be the policy of the Emerson College Police Department to account for, safeguard and secure all lost property turned in to the Department and to make every reasonable effort to return lost property to its rightful owner. This policy applies only to items found on college grounds, i.e. any property or facility that is owned, leased, or operated by Emerson College.

Any person who may have lost property is encouraged to come to ECPD (211 Tremont Street) and see if your property has been turned in. ECPD will make an attempt to identify the owner of all property that is turned. If the owner can be identified, ECPD will contact the owner. All lost property turned in during the previous six months that has not been returned to their rightful owner will be destroyed or donated to local charity. This purge of lost and found property is completed twice a year.


The Emerson College Police Department provides fingerprinting services for members of the Emerson Community free of charge. Fingerprint Services are by appointment ONLY. To make an appointment community members should email Detective Steven Giacoppo at steven_giacoppo@emerson.edu. Community members wanting to get fingerprinted must have a government issued form of identification such as a driver’s license or passport and your Emerson College Identification Card.

Safety Workshops

The Emerson College Police Department conducts trainings and workshops on a wide variety of safety and security related subjects including, but not limited to theft prevention and data security measures alcohol and drug awareness, and bystander intervention measures that can effectively reduce the likelihood that others in the community will be assaulted.

The College has assigned a police officer to serve as a liaison to every residence hall on campus in an effort to better familiarize students with the Police Department’s officers and services, and to enhance communications between students and the Department.

CPR/AED Certification

Emerson College is proud to be a certified HEARTsafe community recognized by the American Red Cross.

CPR class
CPR class

ECPD, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, offer students, staff, and faculty cardiopulmonary resuscitation/automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) courses that will provide the community with lifelong skills that may one day help you save a life. This hands on, instructor-led course will teach participants how to respond in a cardiac and breathing emergency, and will include the use of AEDs.

All CPR/AED classes are 4 hours in duration and there is a $19.00 administrative processing fee required by the American Red Cross for certification card processing. Participants should bring a check made out to Emerson College and in the remarks field note CPR/AED.

If you would like to sponsor a class or are interested in attending this program, please contact: Officer Erik Tebeau at 617-824-8555 or erik_tebeau@emerson.edu.

Non-Resident Student Drivers

Massachusetts state law requires that full-time Emerson students who operate a motor vehicle that is registered in another state, but which remains in the Commonwealth for a period exceeding 30 days between September 1 of any year and August 31 of the following year, must file a RMV Nonresident Driver Statement with the Boston Police Department.

This Statement, which must be signed under penalties of perjury, calls for the following information:

  • registration number and make of the motor vehicle and state or county of registration
  • name and local and out of state addresses of the owner
  • names and addresses of all insurers providing liability insurance covering the vehicle legal residence of the non-resident student and his/her residence while attending college
  • name and address of the college which he or she is attending

Emerson students can obtain the Nonresident Driver Statement application online or at the Emerson College Police Department Office, located at 211 Tremont Street.

Emerson students who are required to complete this application should submit their completed applications to the Boston Police Department at: District A-1 Auto Room- 40 New Sudbury Street, Boston, MA 02114

After receiving a completed Nonresident Driver Statement application from an Emerson student, the Boston Police Department will send a copy of the completed form to Emerson College’s Police Department, and Emerson’s Police Department will then issue that student a special Commonwealth of Massachusetts nonresident student driver decal, which the student should promptly affix to the upper-center portion of the front windshield of his or her vehicle.

Massachusetts General Law chapter 90, section 3 specifically requires that Emerson share the following warning notice with all students who are not Massachusetts residents:


RAD Programs

RAD poster

Everyone has the right to be safe on and off campus. No one deserves to be harmed and only the person who commits a harmful act is responsible for that behavior. R.A.D. training is an opportunity to learn more about how to reduce your risks of harm for yourself and the community. Both R.A.D. for Women and R.A.D. for Men offer training designed to teach basic self-defense techniques. These courses are offered because members of our community have expressed an interest.

Participants will be trained to raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, to recognize how aggressive behavior impacts lives, and to take steps to avoid aggressive behavior when possible. Unfortunately, in a small number of incidents, physical confrontations may be unavoidable.

RAD student
A student in a R.A.D. class

The goal of R.A.D. for Women and R.A.D. for Men is to provide realistic self-defense options, regardless of their level of physical conditioning. Students, staff and faculty at all levels of ability, age, experience, and strength are encouraged to participate.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

To sign up for the R.A.D. for Women course, contact Deputy Chief Eric Schiazza at eric_schiazza@emerson.edu.

To sign up for the R.A.D. for Men course, contact Lieutenant Robert Bousquet at robert_bousquet@emerson.edu.

Emerson cannot offer R.A.D. courses on a gender-neutral basis because the R.A.D. program is governed by a national board, and R.A.D. instructors are only permitted to teach the curriculum that has been developed by that national board.

Taxi Rides

The Emerson Police Department offers several options for students to pay for taxi rides.

Pay With ECcash, Use Your ECCash card with the following cab companies:

Learn More about your ECCash card.

Don't have cash? Forgot your debit card in your dorm room? That's okay. Just swipe your student ID and pay. Touch screen option: All you need to do is hit the "Student ID" option and select Emerson from the list of icons. Pay as you would with a credit card.

Pay With Vouchers

Emerson College has a contract with a local taxi service that provides a voucher program. If you know you will be out after dark and would prefer to come back to campus by taxi rather than public transport, you may sign out a voucher at the EC Police Department Office. The cost will be billed to your student account. For this option, please call the number listed in the voucher only, as other taxi companies will not honor the voucher. The taxicab response time will depend on weather conditions, time of day/night, and/or day of the week.

Emerson ID Card

Students should carry their Emerson College ID cards at all times and produce them when requested, particularly to get access to the residence halls (if they are student residents) and to evening classes. For more information about replacing lost or stolen ID cards, please contact the Business Services office.

Operation ID 

Operation Identification is a nationally recognized theft prevention program. The program consists of identifying a student's property by engraving the property with traceable ownership information as well as marking the property by affixing it with an identification sticker. This sticker will warn potential thieves that the valuables are marked for identification. This will make the student’s property difficult to pawn or convert to personal use.