Community Resource Dogs

  • 07/28/22- Boston, MA - Sarge, a 1-year old black lab and the newest member of Northeastern's pack, greets physicians assistant student Tessa Lilley in Centennial Common while on a walk with NUPD Officer Sgt. Joe Corbett on Thursday, July 28, 2022. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
  • 03/10/22 - BOSTON, MA. NUPD K9 Cooper does yoga with Northeastern students in the Marino Recreation Center on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
  • 09/15/22 - BOSTON, MA. - Cooper and friends visit with members of the Northeastern community at Snell Quad to provide stress relief on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Northeastern Police has two remarkable canine companions that play vital roles on campus. Sarge and Cooper contribute to a safer and more comforting campus environment and are beloved by the Northeastern Community.


Follow Cooper on Instagram: @itsnucooperandsarge

Cooper, an English Cream Golden Retriever, was the first canine to join the department, in 2021. Cooper specializes in emotional support and Search and Rescue, and is a huge resource to our students, staff, faculty and to our neighbors in the local Boston community. Cooper was trained by Golden Opportunities For Independence (GOFI) in Walpole, Mass.


Follow Sarge on Instagram: @itsnucooperandsarge

Sarge, an American Labrador Retriever, is the latest canine addition to the department. Sarge came to us from Puppies Behind Bars and is trained in explosive detection. When not performing his protective sweeps, Sarge attends community events and participates in community outreach.


Cooper and Sarge love to make appearances and one-on-one visits with staff and students. However, they also need their rest in order to play their role and frankly, cannot be everywhere, all the time.

Types of Appearances

  • One on One Visits with Students and Staff
  • Event Mingle
  • Meet and Greet
  • Classroom Visits
  • Office Visits
  • Department Meetings
  • RA Programs
  • Community Requests (including outside of Northeastern)



Please email the NUPD Community Engagement Unit at [email protected]