Dear Students,

The Boston Police Department reaches out to Colleges and Universities several times throughout the year in preparation for special events, in order to provide safety tips and guidance. We hope these communications are helpful.  Celebrating Halloween this year will likely again look different due to COVID-19.  For those students who choose to celebrate Halloween please see the information below to take extra precautions to keep themselves and others safe.

 If you see something, say something! Call for help if a situation seems questionable or if someone’s safety is at risk. Timely calls to 9-1-1 help solve crimes. By taking action you might prevent a crime from being committed.

  • To report a loud party, please call the Boston Police Department’s Party Line at 617-343-5500.

  • Please note that patrols in and around college campuses will be increased during the weekend of Halloween.

  • As always, if you are under 21 years of age, please refrain from the consumption of alcohol.  Alcohol consumption by anyone under the age of 21 is an arrestable offense, as is providing alcohol to anyone under the age of 21.  Drinking in public, regardless of your age, is an arrestable offense.

  • The Boston Police Department maintains open lines of communication with all local colleges and universities.  Any student arrested will not only face criminal charges, but will also be subject to penalties imposed by their academic institution.

  • Please follow City of Boston guidelines in regards to COVID-19.

Again, we share this information and take these steps with the goal to keep you safe. Please visit www.BPDNews.com for more information and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.   On behalf of the Boston Police Department, have a safe and Happy Halloween!


Gregory P. Long

Superintendent In Chief