The MIT Police mission is to deliver total quality service to all the members of our community. We focus on a safe academic environment as well as emergency medical service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year...
MIT policy prohibits the use of skateboards, bicycles, roller skates, scooters, or any other form of wheeled personal transportation inside Institute buildings with the exception of medical mobile equipment.
The 2022 Bike Auction will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022. Please click here for the details.
It is with tremendous sadness that the MIT Police Department announces the sudden passing of Sergeant Brian J. Sousa. Sergeant Sousa served our community for 23 years and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2011. Before being promoted, Sergeant Sousa served in various roles in the patrol division and was an integral part of the MIT Police Honor Guard Unit. Brian, you will be remembered for your friendship, leadership, your generous spirit and incredible smile.
MIT Police Department is hiring dispatchers! Click here to apply.
MIT Police Department has moved!
The MIT Police Department has moved down the street to 565-570 Memorial Drive, Building W91, Cambridge MA 02139
Important Safety Information Leading into Holiday Weekend
Cambridge Police Department Shares Important Safety Information Leading into Holiday Weekend
Be Safe While Out
If alcohol is served while you are enjoying a night out, safeguard your drink(s):
• Never leave your drink unattended
• Avoid sharing drinks with others
• Do not accept drinks from strangers
• If someone you do not know offers you a drink and you accept, go to the bar with them and have the drink poured and served directly to you
• If you did not see your drink poured, do not drink it
• Keep an eye on your friends and their drinks
• If you believe your drink may be spiked or observe an individual spiking someone else’s drink, immediately call 911.
Holiday Community Food Drive
This year the MIT Police will be hosting a Holiday Community Food Drive! Donation bins will be set up in our police station vestibule at 301 Vassar St from 11/22/2021 thru 12/15/2021. Any canned food or non-perishable food items that you can donate will be greatly appreciated!
Public Service Announcement
Public Service Announcement: We have received complaints of people riding bicycles, skate boards and other wheeled devices inside the corridors of the main group.
Please remember: In Institute buildings or parking structures, it is prohibited to operate bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards, or any other form of wheeled personal transportation except for medical devices such as wheelchairs and scooters. A fine will be imposed.
The use of these items pose a safety concern and could lead to a potential hazardous situation.
The MIT Police Substation is now open!
The MIT Police Department is happy to announce that our new substation, located in the main lobby of E25, is now open! This substation will act as an additional hub for the MIT Police on the eastside of campus. The substation will be open seven days a week from 7:15am to 11:00pm. Please stop in and say hello!
MIT Police Main Number: 617-253-1212
MIT Police Substation: 617-253-9822
Officer Monaco and Officer Deegan demonstrated how best to lock your bicycle to help keep it safe and secure! Please watch the video here. Also remember to check out our detailed information page for Bike Safety, Security and Registration.
MIT Police Safety Whistle Program
In recent months, the “Whistle Against AAPI Project” was started in reaction to the recent rise in attacks and harassment across the country against Asian Americans. In Quincy, Massachusetts, Quincy Asian Resources Inc. has been handing out whistles across Massachusetts, New York City and Los Angeles for Asian Americans to carry and use if they feel threatened in a situation. In support of this tremendous cause, the MIT Police department now has whistles available for our community members. The MIT Police whistles are equipped with a red flashlight and a compass. Whistles are available for pick up at the front desk of the MIT Police station located at building W89, 301 Vassar Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
On April 18, 2013 the MIT Police lost a brother and a friend, Officer Sean Collier. In order to honor him, we set up a scholarship fund that would send one self-sponsored recruit through the Lowell Police Academy annually as a student officer. May 2018 will mark the fifth year of this great Scholarship.
Please stop by officer179.mit.edu to read messages and tributes in memory of Officer Collier.