Boston University Police Department

The Boston University Police Department is a full-time, professional law enforcement agency that also provides a wide variety of public services, including alarms, emergency medical assistance, investigating suspicious circumstances, and responding to and investigating criminal matters. Patrols are conducted throughout the Boston University area 24 hours a day and span an area that includes over 132 acres of University-owned property and surrounding streets.

Department of Public Safety Org Chart

Patrol Division

The Boston University Police Department was organized in October of 1947 and started with 13 officers stationed out of 240 Bay State Road. Currently located at 32 Harry Agganis Way, the department has 50 sworn officers and several civilian staff members. The Patrol Division is divided into three shifts: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., and 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., and works 365 days a year.

Patrol officers respond to the initial calls for service and emergency situations and patrol the Boston University area always on the lookout for any trouble. Plainclothes and undercover officers are also used for special patrol assignments. There are several specialized units within the Patrol Division that officers can be assigned to, including the Detective Bureau, Community Oriented Policing Services, the Mountain Bike Unit, and the Training and Development Unit, all of which make up branches of the Patrol Division. Officers selected from the Patrol Division and assigned to the specialized units attend specialized training courses offered by state and local agencies and other professional organizations.

Contact?Captain Anastasios Gianapoulos at 617-358-6212 with any questions or concerns about the Patrol Division.

Police Details and Special Events

For information regarding the hiring of a paid police detail, please
contact the Business Office at 617-353-9533 or


Complaints and Internal Affairs Investigations

External 2016 2017 2018
Citizen Complaint 1 4 0
Sustained 1 3 0
Not Sustained 0 1 0
Unfounded 0 0 0
Exonerated 0 0 0
Internal 2016 2017 2018
Directed complaint 3 0 0
Sustained 2 0 0
Not Sustained 0 0 0
Unfounded 1 0 0
Exonerated 0 0 0