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HUPD Officers in the Smith Center
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HUPD Officers in the Smith Center

Two Harvard University Police officers stand in the Smith Center.

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Can HUPD Reform?

Nearly a year after HUPD Chief Victor A. Clay took over the department on a pledge to reform, he faces fundamental questions about the department’s role on campus.

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Former HUPD Substation

The former Harvard University Police Department substation at Mather House.

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Harvard Police Department to Prepare Proposal for Five New Unarmed Campus Support Officers

Harvard University Police Department Chief Victor A. Clay plans to develop a proposal that would create five new unarmed “Campus Support Officer” positions, he said in an interview last week.

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At Harvard Legacy of Slavery Event, HUPD Chief Says Modern Law Enforcement Practices are ‘Outdated’

Harvard University Police Department Chief Victor A. Clay said current law enforcement recruitment and training practices are “outdated and ineffective," calling for police departments to reform during a webinar hosted Thursday by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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Harvard Police Union and University to Enter Federal Mediation in Contract Negotiations

More than a year after Harvard’s contract with its police union expired, the two sides are set to enter federal mediation in their negotiations over a new contract.

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Harvard Police Department

The Harvard University Police Department's headquarters are located at 1033 Massachusetts Avenue.

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Harvard Police Department Sees Senior Leadership Shakeup in Clay’s First Year

When longtime Harvard University Police Chief Francis D. “Bud” Riley retired in 2020, he left behind a department roiled by allegations of racism, sexism, and favoritism — part of a toxic work environment some current and former officers alleged he created.

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Harvard Police Closes Investigation into Racist Attack Against UC President

The Harvard University Police Department closed its investigation into a racist attack against Harvard Undergraduate Council President Michael Y. Cheng ’22 that took place in Quincy House last month.

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Harvard Police Arrest Suspect in String of Yard Burglaries

The Harvard University Police Department has identified a suspect who will be charged with three burglaries in a string of five that struck Harvard Yard in less than two weeks.

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Three Freshman Dorms Burglarized, Prompting HUPD Advisory

Harvard Yard was struck by three burglaries in nine days, with students in Canaday Hall, Mower Hall, and Wigglesworth Hall reporting trespassers and stolen laptops.

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Crime

Harvard Police Investigating Racist Signs Posted on Undergraduate Council President’s Door

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating the racist attack levied against Undergraduate Council President Michael Y. Cheng ’22 earlier this month.

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Mather

HUPD Substation

The Harvard University Police Department operates a substation at Mather House.

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Adams House Residence Hall Plagued by Monthslong String of Vandalism

Adams House’s Hampden Hall has been plagued by a string of vandalisms — ranging from racist language and crude drawings to defaced photos and targeted notes — since at least last October.

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