Safety & Security

Working Together for Public Safety

Suffolk University is an urban school in a world-class city, and public safety is a top priority on our campus at all times. For this reason, Suffolk’s own University police and security staff operate 24 hours a day, seven 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.

Contact Information

Suffolk University Police & Security Department (SUPD)

Ridgeway Building, 4th Floor
148 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02108

Dispatch Center

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

Suffolk University Emergency Line: 617-573-8111
Suffolk University Non-Emergency Line: 617-573-8333
Boston Police and Fire Departments: 911

Emergency Information

On-Campus Medical Emergency Calls (Police, Fire, Medical)

  1. Dial 911 from a campus phone or non-campus phone.
  2. 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. 

Mental Health Emergency Calls (Counseling, Health & Wellness)

  • For mental health emergencies during business hours: Call 617-573-8226 or come directly to CHW Counseling.
  • Crisis/Emergency Counseling Service at CHW: Crisis Counselor Available Mon.–Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. It is best to call ahead at 617-573-8226, if possible. A student can always call or come to CHW Counseling for emergency concerns.
  • For mental health emergencies after hours or on weekends: Call CHW Counseling at 617-573-8226 and press 0 to be connected with a counselor.

Active Shooter Response

Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to review our Active Shooter Response information. As part of Suffolk University's emergency preparedness efforts, we have adopted many of the recommendations from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) model.

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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. 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.