Working Together for Public Safety

Suffolk University is an urban school in a world-class city—public safety is a top priority on our campus at all times. For this reason, Suffolk’s own University police and security forces operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our police officers detect, deter and apprehend criminal offenders through prevention, cooperation and enforcement. Security officers are primarily used inside our buildings to maintain a fixed post, perform interior safety checks of buildings, enforce University rules and regulations, and deter criminal activity.

However, a truly safe campus can only be achieved with the cooperation of the entire University community including faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Personal safety is a personal responsibility and it involves everyone on campus. By working together we can make our campus a safe and peaceful place to live, learn and work.

The Suffolk University Police are located in the A level of the Sawyer building, 8 Ashburton Place. Students are encouraged to stop by for any public safety needs.

Disclosure Statement

Suffolk University will provide a paper copy of the Suffolk University's annual security report on request or by printing from this Web site (click file and than print). This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the Suffolk University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Suffolk University Police and Security Department at 617-573-8333.

On Campus Emergency

(Police, Fire, Medical)

To obtain medical attention if you believe you have an emergency:

  • On campus - First, dial 9-911 from a campus phone, 911 from a non-campus phone. Then, notify Suffolk University Police at extension 8111, or 617-573-8111, that you have called for an ambulance and provide the location where the medical emergency exists. Suffolk University Police will guide the EMTs to the correct location as well as come to the location to offer assistance.
  • Off campus - dial 911

Boston Police and Boston Fire


Suffolk University Police and Security Department

8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

Dispatch Center

(Staffed 24-hours/day)
120 Tremont Street
Sargent Hall 
Boston, MA 02108

Non-Emergency Line


Emergency Line


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