Police Department

Staying Informed

Emerson being recognized as a HEARTSafe Community.
Emerson being recognized as a HEARTSafe Community.

Emerson utilizes a state-of-the-art Emergency Notification System (ENS) called Blackboard Connect to communicate with students, faculty, and staff in the event of a major emergency on the Boston campus. When activated, this program simultaneously sends messages to individuals by telephone (both landline and cellular), SMS (text messaging), and e-mail. Blackboard Connect has the capability to send the same information to the Los Angeles via text messaging and e-mail to the Netherlands campuses. The College strongly encourages all students, faculty, and staff to provide up-to-date contact information by completing the ENS registration form.

The Emerson College Police Department maintains a record of every criminal incident that is reported to the Department. The Department’s daily log summarizes each reported criminal incident, and includes, when available, the nature of the crime reported, the date and time the crime occurred, the location of the crime, and the disposition of the complaint, if known. Each day’s log is available for inspection by the public for 60 days at the Emerson College Police Department.

The daily log is updated each business day with information concerning reports made to the Department the prior day. Reports received on weekends and College holidays are recorded in the log on the next business day.

The Police Department maintains a written fire log by date and fire-related event/alarm. The log includes the nature, date, time, and location of each fire-related event/alarm and is available to the public.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics (“Clery Act”), originally known as the Campus Security Act, requires college and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses, as well as security policies and procedures.

Emerson’s Annual Security Reports contain important safety and security information, including policies concerning: Campus Law Enforcement, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Notice of Non-Discrimination, Crime Prevention & Wellness Education, Campus Security Authorities, Timely Warning and Emergency Notifications, Sexual Misconduct, Health & Safety, Facilities (Security and Access), Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures, Missing Students Notification, Confidentiality & Privacy, Fire Safety Information, and Sex Offender Registry Information, as well as crime statistics for the past three years concerning certain categories of criminal offenses that occurred on campus, in campus residence halls, or in non-campus buildings or public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Emerson publishes an annual campus security report for each of its three campuses (Boston, Los Angeles, and Kasteel Well, Netherlands), in compliance with the Clery Act. View the reports for each campus.

Emerson College Police Department
211 Tremont Street (Little Building), Boston, MA 02116

Emergency: 617-824-8888
Business: 617-824-8555
Fax: 617-824-7860

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