MIT Police

Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment that allows members of the MIT community to pursue their academic and research endeavors without distraction. We understand that good policing is as much about education as it is about enforcement. Our Community Policing Unit frequently reaches out to the community with support, information, and resources. Every August and September, for example, we introduce new students to our services and orient them to life on an urban campus.

We actively strive to foster a positive and rewarding experience for all sectors of our community.

We also collaborate with offices and organizations across campus to ensure the safety and security of our community. We work closely with the Department of Facilities, for instance, to offer emergency preparedness training programs through the Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity and with MIT Medical to offer violence prevention programs.

Our patrol officers are carefully trained to focus on maintaining a safe and secure academic and living environment. The regular presence of foot, bicycle, motorcycle, and cruiser patrols reinforces the importance we place on safety and on working in partnership with the members of our community. In addition, we build and maintain constructive relationships with residents of the surrounding neighborhoods and with peers from local and national universities.

If you have questions or suggestions about the way we work, please get in touch.
We welcome your feedback.

Helpful links

Dial 100 from an MIT phone
(617) 253-1212
or email to

MIT Police
301 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 253-2996