Safety Notifications

Timely Warning & Emergency Notifications

This page holds a record of the past Timely Warning and NU Alert Emergency Notifications to our campus community. Expand the headings below for the full message content.

Timely Warning - 2021 NOV 15 - Unarmed Robbery Outside of Renaissance Park Building

NUPD Timely Warning Notification

The Northeastern University Police Department [NUPD] and the Boston Police Department are investigating an unarmed robbery that occurred outside of the Renaissance Park building earlier this morning. A staff member performing maintenance on their vehicle was approached by a male suspect that threatened the staff member and proceeded to flee the area in the staff member’s vehicle. The staff member was not injured and this has been determined to be an isolated incident. The suspect was later apprehended outside of Boston. There is no continued threat to the campus.

The NUPD would like to share the following important safety tips:

Keep It Secure

  • Similar to securing your office and other spaces, it is important to secure your vehicle when it is not being operated. When doors are unlocked, you may be inadvertently providing access to someone that is not authorized. Both on-campus and off-campus, keeping doors on your vehicle and your building secure helps keep everyone safe. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel unsafe or threatened, contact NUPD at 617.373.3333 or activate the SafeZone app as soon as you are able.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

  • Remove distractions whenever possible. Getting lost in thought or in your headphones may be routine when walking to class or studying in a quiet spot, but it is crucial to keep your eyes and ears open. While this sounds easy enough, listening to music, talking on a cell phone, and text messaging are all distractions. Know what is going on around you and keep alert. Plan your route and avoid unfamiliar streets whenever possible. If you notice anything that you feel is unsafe or suspicious, notify security staff immediately.

Trust Your Instincts

  • Taking control of your own safety means doing what is necessary to avoid dangerous situations. If something doesn’t feel right, even if you can’t put your finger on why, try to remove yourself from the situation altogether. Trust your instincts.

Emergency Notifications

  • Northeastern University uses the NU Alert system to communicate emergency notifications and timely warning messages to our community. Messages sent on this system may go to emails and phone numbers registered in your myNortheastern portal. Be sure to keep this information current. NU Alerts are issued when an immediate threat to health or safety of the campus has been confirmed. Timely Warning notifications are sent by email notification when a serious and/or violent crime has occurred on campus. For more information about the NU Alert system, please visit nupd.northeastern.edu/nualert/.

Remember to be safe!

Northeastern University Police Department

Timely Warning (NCH London) - 2021 SEPT 29 - Unauthorized Access at Devon House

NUPD Timely Warning Notification

The Northeastern University Police Department [NUPD] is working with London authorities on investigating an incident that occurred this morning at Devon House, the NCH at Northeastern campus in London. The incident involved an individual who entered the campus building without proper access. The individual was quickly located and escorted out of the building. While no one was injured and no items were taken, the individual verbally threatened a staff member. The suspect is not believed to be affiliated with Northeastern.

The NUPD would like to share the following important safety tips:

Keep the Building Secure

  • The individual involved in this morning’s incident was able to gain access to the building while someone was leaving through the secured entry. If security doors are held or propped open, you may be inadvertently providing access to someone that is not authorized to be in the building. Both on-campus and off-campus, keeping doors secure helps keep the building and its occupants safe. Similarly, holding open a secured door for someone you don’t know, or allowing someone to enter as you exit without properly signing in, puts the building’s security at risk. Don’t be afraid to ask the individual to use their own key or card to access the building. If you feel that there is a building security issue, notify security staff immediately.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

  • Remove distractions whenever possible. Getting lost in thought or in your headphones may be routine when walking to class or studying in a quiet spot, but it is crucial to keep your eyes and ears open. While this sounds easy enough, listening to music, talking on a cell phone, and text messaging are all distractions. Know what is going on around you and keep alert. Plan your route and avoid unfamiliar streets whenever possible. If you notice anything that you feel is unsafe or suspicious, notify security staff immediately.

Trust Your Instincts

  • Taking control of your own safety means doing what is necessary to avoid dangerous situations. If something doesn’t feel right, even if you can’t put your finger on why, try to remove yourself from the situation altogether. Trust your instincts.

Emergency Notifications

  • Northeastern University uses the NU Alert system to communicate emergency notifications and timely warning messages to our community. Messages sent on this system may go to emails and phone numbers registered in your myNortheastern portal. Be sure to keep this information current. NU Alerts are issued when an immediate threat to health or safety of the campus has been confirmed. Timely Warning notifications are sent by email notification when a serious and/or violent crime has occurred on campus. For more information about the NU Alert system, please visit nupd.northeastern.edu/nualert/.

Review the Emergency Guidebook and NUPD Website

Remember to be safe!

Northeastern University Police Department

Timely Warning - 2021 SEPT 7 - Individual without Proper Access in Residential Halls

NUPD Timely Warning Notification

The Northeastern University Police Department [NUPD] is investigating an incident that occurred earlier this evening in Stetson West and Speare Hall involving an individual that entered the residential buildings without proper access. During the incident, the individual entered two rooms that had doors propped open. Residents and ResLife staff quickly notified the NUPD leading to the apprehension of the suspect. The suspect is not affiliated with Northeastern. No one was injured and no items were taken during this incident.

While there is no further threat, the NUPD would like to share the following important safety tips:

Keep the Building Secure

  • The individual in question was able to gain access to the building while someone was leaving through the secured door. He also entered a room because someone left the door open. If security doors are propped open, you may be inadvertently providing access to someone that is not authorized to be in the building. Both on-campus and off-campus, keeping doors secure helps keep the building and its residents safe. Similarly, holding open a secured door for someone you don’t know puts the building’s security at risk. Don’t be afraid to ask the individual to use their own key or card to access the building. If you feel that there is a building security issue, notify NUPD at 617-373-3333 or utilize the SafeZone app.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

  • An alert Proctor notified NUPD immediately when he saw the individual improperly enter the building. Remove distractions whenever possible. Getting lost in thought or in your headphones may be routine when walking to class or studying in a quiet spot, but it is crucial to keep your eyes and ears open. While this sounds easy enough, listening to music, talking on a cell phone, and text messaging are all distractions. Know what is going on around you and keep alert. Plan your route and avoid unfamiliar streets whenever possible. If you notice anything that you feel is unsafe or suspicious, notify NUPD at 617-373-3333 or utilize the SafeZone app.

SafeZone Mobile Safety App

  • SafeZone is a smart phone app that any student or staff member can download and use for free. Should you need emergency assistance, this app will connect you directly to the NUPD and on-duty police personnel. More information on the SafeZone mobile app can be found at nupd.northeastern.edu/safezone.

Trust Your Instincts

  • Taking control of your own safety means doing what is necessary to avoid dangerous situations. If something doesn’t feel right, even if you can’t put your finger on why, try to remove yourself from the situation altogether. Trust your instincts.

Emergency Notifications

  • Northeastern University uses the NU Alert system to communicate emergency notifications and timely warning messages to our community. Messages sent on this system may go to emails and phone numbers registered in your myNortheastern portal. Be sure to keep this information current. NU Alerts are issued when an immediate threat to health or safety of the campus has been confirmed. Timely Warning notifications are sent by email notification when a serious and/or violent crime has occurred on campus. For more information about the NU Alert system, please visit nupd.northeastern.edu/nualert/.

Review the Emergency Guidebook and NUPD Website

Remember to be safe, Huskies!

Northeastern University Police Department

NU Alert - 2021 JUL 20 - Police Activity near Boston Campus

NU ALERT (Sent at 4:11PM EST)

NU ALERT: Police and fire activity reported near 416 Huntington Ave. Avoid the area. Traffic has been rerouted around Huntington Ave. Emergency personnel responding. Additional information will be sent as soon as it is available. Please only contact NUPD if you need emergency assistance. Further updates may be posted at bit.ly/NUsafety. Follow @NortheasternPD and @NortheasternOEM on social media for additional information sharing channels.

Follow Up (Sent at 5:52PM EST)

NU ALERT: This is an ALL CLEAR notification. The emergency at 416 Huntington Ave has concluded and has been deemed all clear. Thank you.

 

 

Timely Warning - 2021 APR 15 - Two incidents near Boston Campus involving knives

NUPD Timely Warning Notification

The Northeastern University Police Department and city law enforcement agencies are investigating two incidents involving knives that had occurred during the past 24 hours near the Boston campus. Neither the victims, nor the suspects involved in these incidents were affiliated with Northeastern. The most recent incident was an assault that occurred at approximately 1:02 a.m. today, Thursday, April 15, in front of the Douglas Park leased property at 650 Columbus Avenue. The suspect was armed with a knife and was known to the victim. The victim sustained an injury to their arm and was transported to the hospital. The suspect was arrested by the Boston Police Department.

The earlier incident had occurred on Wednesday, April 14 at 4:22 p.m. It was an armed robbery of a bicycle on Camden Street near the Carter Park Tennis Courts. The victim sustained minor injuries and all three suspects involved in this incident were apprehended by the NUPD and State Police.

These incidents are part of an increase in reported criminal activity in the communities surrounding our Boston campus. The safety and wellbeing of our university community remains our top priority. We want to remind you to stay vigilant and pay attention to surroundings at all times as you are enjoying outdoor activities and going about your business on and around campus.

Here are some important safety tips:

Be Aware of Your Surroundings. Remove distractions whenever possible. Getting lost in thought or in your headphones may be routine when walking to class or studying in a quiet spot, but it is crucial to keep your eyes and ears open. While this sounds easy enough, listening to music, talking on a cell phone, and text messaging are all distractions. Know what is going on around you and keep alert. Plan your route and avoid unfamiliar streets whenever possible. If you notice anything that you feel is unsafe or suspicious, notify NUPD at 617-373-3333 or utilize the SafeZone app.

SafeZone Mobile Safety App. SafeZone is a smart phone app that any student or staff member can download and use for free. Should you need emergency assistance, this app will connect you directly to the NUPD and on-duty police personnel. More information on the SafeZone mobile app can be found at nupd.northeastern.edu/safezone.

Avoid Walking Alone. There is safety in numbers and it is always beneficial to walk with others, especially at night. This is still true when considering healthy distancing and other current COVID protocols. Wanting to get home after a night out or between late night classes, you may be tempted to give in to walking alone – avoid it whenever possible and if you feel unsafe, contact NUPD at 617-373-3333 or utilize the SafeZone app.

Trust Your Instincts. Taking control of your own safety means doing what is necessary to avoid dangerous situations. If something doesn’t feel right, even if you can’t put your finger on why, try to remove yourself from the situation altogether. Trust your instincts.

Emergency Notifications. Northeastern University uses the NU Alert system to communicate emergency notifications and timely warning messages to our community. Messages sent on this system may go to emails and phone numbers registered in your myNortheastern portal. Be sure to keep this information current. NU Alerts are issued when an immediate threat to health or safety of the campus has been confirmed. Timely Warning notifications are sent by email notification when a serious and/or violent crime has occurred on campus. For more information about the NU Alert system, please visit nupd.northeastern.edu/nualert/.

Stay Informed. The Northeastern University Police Department highly recommends that our community follow communication methods for the towns and cities in which we each work, live, and study. Most towns and cities have adopted their own alert systems.

Review the Emergency Guidebook and NUPD Website. Be sure to check out the NU Emergency Guidebook at nupd.northeastern.edu/guide and also the additional tips and services found on NUPD’s Website at nupd.northeastern.edu.

Remember to be safe, Huskies!
Northeastern University Police Department

NUPD Follow Up - 2020 DEC 7 - Suspect Identified Kerr Hall Fire

NUPD Follow Up Notification

The Northeastern University Police Department, in coordination with the Boston Fire Department, has identified the suspect responsible for the fire in Kerr Hall last Thursday that occurred on our Boston campus.  Criminal charges are pending and this has been deemed an isolated incident.

As always, please continue to report any suspicious activity or concerns you may have to the 24/7 NUPD Communications Center at 617.373.2121 or use the SafeZone mobile safety app.  To learn more about the resources made available by the NUPD, please visit nupd.northeastern.edu

Thank you.

Northeastern University Police Department

Timely Warning - 2020 DEC 3 - Fire in Kerr Hall

NUPD Timely Warning Notification

The Northeastern University Police Department in coordination with the Boston Fire Department are investigating the origin of a fire that occurred at approximately 3:05 p.m. today, Thursday, December 3rd, in the fifth floor common restroom of Kerr Hall. The fire activated the building fire alarm system and first responders extinguished the fire immediately. A NUPD officer was transported to the hospital as a result of this incident. At this time, this appears to be an isolated event.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the NUPD at 617-373-2121 or the Boston Fire Department’s Investigation Unit at 617-343-3324.

The NUPD would like to remind you that if you see something suspicious, call 617-373-2121 or activate the SafeZone Mobile Safety App.

Remember to be safe, Huskies!

Northeastern University Police Department

NU Alert - 2020 NOV 3 - Police Activity / Shelter in Place

7:46 p. m.

NU ALERT: Police activity reported near Ruggles St and Leon St. Avoid the area and shelter in place. Emergency personnel responding. Updates to follow.

9:59 p. m.

NU ALERT: This is an ALL CLEAR notification. The emergency at Ruggles St and Leon St has concluded and the shelter in place has been lifted. Thank you.

11:06 p. m.

NUPD Advisory

The Northeastern University Police Department received a report of shots fired near Ruggles Street and Leon Street at 7:33 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3rd. Two suspects fled across Ruggles Street onto Leon Street into campus. NUPD, in coordination with other law enforcement agencies, searched and cleared the area. NUPD is working with Boston Police regarding this incident. At this time, there is no threat to the campus community.

The Northeastern University Police Department would like to remind you:

SafeZone Mobile Safety App 
SafeZone is a smart phone app that any student, faculty, or staff member can download and use for free. This app will connect you directly to the NUPD should you need our assistance or emergency support while you are on campus. More information on the SafeZone mobile app can be found at nupd.northeastern.edu/safezone

Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Remove distractions whenever possible. Getting lost in thought or in your headphones may be routine when walking to class or studying in a quiet spot, but it is crucial to keep your eyes and ears open. While this sounds easy enough, listening to music, talking on a cell phone, and text messaging are all distractions. Know what is going on around you and keep alert. If you notice anything that you feel is unsafe or suspicious, notify the NUPD at 617.373.3333 or activate the SafeZone app.

Avoid Walking Alone
There is safety in numbers and it is always beneficial to walk with others, especially at night. Wanting to get home after a night out or between late night classes, you may be tempted to give in to walking alone – avoid it whenever possible and if you feel unsafe, contact NUPD.

Know Your Resources 
Take note of where emergency phones are on campus and know that you can always contact the NUPD. The NUPD offers personal safety escorts 24 hours a day from one point to another on campus whenever you feel unsafe. From 7:00pm until 6:00am, the REDEYE service is available to provide you with a ride up to two miles off campus. For additional information on all of the services that NUPD offers, please see our website at nupd.northeastern.edu or contact us at 617.373.2121.

Trust Your Instincts
Taking control of your own safety means doing what is necessary to avoid dangerous situations. If something doesn’t feel right, even if you can’t put your finger on why, try to remove yourself from the situation altogether. Trust your instincts.

Remember to be safe Huskies!

Northeastern University Police Department

Timely Warning- 2020 OCT 30 - Robbery near the Boston Campus

NUPD Timely Warning Notification

The Northeastern University Police Department and city law enforcement agencies are investigating a robbery that occurred at approximately 2:12 p.m. today, Friday, October 30, near the Boston campus in the area of Tavern Road and Ruggles Street. The suspect in this incident was armed with a knife and a camera was taken. The victim, a Northeastern University student, sustained a minor injury. This incident is similar to other recent cases reported by the Boston Police Department in the surrounding community. Out of an abundance of caution, the NUPD will increase the patrols on campus.

At this time, the NUPD would like to provide you with the following safety awareness tips:

Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Remove distractions whenever possible. Getting lost in thought or in your headphones may be routine when walking to class or studying in a quiet spot, but it is crucial to keep your eyes and ears open. While this sounds easy enough, listening to music, talking on a cell phone, and text messaging are all distractions. Know what is going on around you and keep alert. If you notice anything that you feel is unsafe or suspicious, notify the NUPD at 617.373.3333 or activate the SafeZone app.

Avoid Walking Alone
There is safety in numbers and it is always beneficial to walk with others, especially at night. Wanting to get home after a night out or between late night classes, you may be tempted to give in to walking alone – avoid it whenever possible and if you feel unsafe, contact NUPD.

SafeZone Mobile Safety App 
SafeZone is a smart phone app that any student, faculty, or staff member can download and use for free. This app will connect you directly to the NUPD should you need our assistance or emergency support while you are on campus. More information on the SafeZone mobile app can be found at nupd.northeastern.edu/safezone

Know Your Resources 
Take note of where emergency phones are on campus and know that you can always contact the NUPD. The NUPD offers personal safety escorts 24 hours a day from one point to another on campus whenever you feel unsafe. From 7:00pm until 6:00am, the REDEYE service is available to provide you with a ride up to two miles off campus. For additional information on all of the services that NUPD offers, please see our website at nupd.northeastern.edu or contact us at 617.373.2121.

Trust Your Instincts
Taking control of your own safety means doing what is necessary to avoid dangerous situations. If something doesn’t feel right, even if you can’t put your finger on why, try to remove yourself from the situation altogether. Trust your instincts.

Remember to be safe, Huskies!

Northeastern University Police Department 

Timely Warning- 2020 FEB 3 - Robbery on the Boston Campus

NUPD Timely Warning Notification

The Northeastern University Police Department and city law enforcement agencies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred earlier this evening on our Boston campus. The fake weapon resembling a gun has been recovered and the suspect was quickly apprehended. The victim, a Northeastern student, was able to remain calm during this encounter, turned over his cell phone to the assailants, and was able to provide appropriate suspect identification which led to the apprehension of the suspect. The victim suffered a minor injury and there is no current threat to our community based on this incident. Out of an abundance of caution, the NUPD will increase the patrols on campus.

At this time, the NUPD would like to provide you with the following safety awareness tips:

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

Remove distractions whenever possible. Getting lost in thought or in your headphones may be routine when walking to class or studying in a quiet spot, but it is crucial to keep your eyes and ears open. While this sounds easy enough, listening to music, talking on a cell phone, and text messaging are all distractions. Know what is going on around you and keep alert. If you notice anything that you feel is unsafe or suspicious, notify the NUPD at 617.373.3333 or activate the SafeZone app. 

Avoid Walking Alone

There is safety in numbers and it is always beneficial to walk with others, especially at night. Wanting to get home after a night out or between late night classes, you may be tempted to give in to walking alone – avoid it whenever possible and if you feel unsafe, contact NUPD.

SafeZone Mobile Safety App 
SafeZone is a smart phone app that any student or staff member can download and use for free. This app will connect you directly to the NUPD should you need our assistance or emergency support while you are on campus. More information on the SafeZone mobile app can be found at nupd.northeastern.edu/safezone

Know Your Resources 
Take note of where emergency phones are on campus and know that you can always contact the NUPD. The NUPD offers personal safety escorts 24 hours a day from one point to another on campus whenever you feel unsafe. From 7:00pm until 6:00am, the REDEYE service is available to provide you with a ride up to two miles off campus. For additional information on all of the services that NUPD offers, please see our website at nupd.northeastern.edu or contact us at 617.373.2121.

Trust Your Instincts

Taking control of your own safety means doing what is necessary to avoid dangerous situations. If something doesn’t feel right, even if you can’t put your finger on why, try to remove yourself from the situation altogether. Trust your instincts.

Remember to be safe, Huskies!
Northeastern University Police Department 

NU Alert - 2019 NOV 26 - Egan Research Building Hazardous Materials Incident

NU ALERT

Potential hazardous materials incident in Egan Research Building. Please avoid the area. Responders on scene. Updates to follow.

 

Follow Up All Clear Message
Sent at 2:11 p. m.

The area around Egan Research Building is now back to normal. The third floor of the building is closed at this time.

Follow @NortheasternPD and @NortheasternOEM on social media for additional information sharing channels.

Thank you.

NU Alert - 2019 NOV 13 - Police Activity Near Krentzman Quad

NU Alert

Police activity reported near Krentzman Quad. No active threats at this time. Avoid the area.

Additional information will be sent as soon as it is available. Please only contact NUPD if you need emergency assistance.

Further updates may be posted at bit.ly/NUsafety. Follow @NortheasternPD and @NortheasternOEM on social media for additional information sharing channels.

(Link Updated to bit.ly/NUsafety)

 

Follow Up All Clear Message
Sent at 5:35 a. m.

NU ALERT: This is an ALL CLEAR notification. The emergency at Krentzman Quad has concluded and has been deemed all clear. Further updates may be posted at bit.ly/NUsafety.

Follow @NortheasternPD and @NortheasternOEM on social media for additional information sharing channels.

Thank you.

NUPD Follow Up - 2019 OCT 31 - Shooting in Ruggles MBTA Station

NUPD Follow Up

Upon further investigation, the Transit Police has clarified that contrary to their earlier reports, there is no victim in the incident at the Ruggles MBTA Station this afternoon. Out of an abundance of caution, the Northeastern University Police Department will continue to provide increased patrols in this area.

Northeastern University Police Department

Timely Warning - 2019 OCT 31 - Shooting in Ruggles MBTA Station

NUPD Timely Warning

At approximately 3:15 p.m. on October 31, 2019, the Boston Police Department reported that there had been a shooting in the Ruggles MBTA Station. A victim was later identified and is not affiliated with Northeastern University. The suspects, in this case, fled immediately in a direction away from the campus. The MBTA Transit Police will continue to investigate the incident.

At this time, there is no ongoing threat to the community based on this incident and the Northeastern University Police Department will increase patrols in this area out of an abundance of caution.

In addition, the Northeastern University Police Department would like to remind our community of the following safety tips:

Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Remove distractions whenever possible. Getting lost in thought or in your headphones may be routine when walking to class or studying in a quiet spot, but it is crucial to keep your eyes and ears open. While this sounds easy enough, listening to music, talking on a cell phone, and text messaging are all distractions. Know what is going on around you and keep alert. If you notice anything that you feel is unsafe or suspicious, let NUPD know by calling 617.373.2121.

SafeZone Mobile Safety App
SafeZone is a smart phone app that any student or staff member can download and use for free. This App will connect you directly to the NUPD should you need our assistance or emergency support while you are on campus. More information on the SafeZone mobile app can be found at nupd.northeastern.edu.

Stay on the Path
Keep to well-traveled areas and avoid alleyways. At night, keep on the lighted paths whenever possible.

Avoid Walking Alone
There is safety in numbers and it is always beneficial to walk with others, especially at night. Wanting to get home after a night out or between late night classes, you may be tempted to give in to walking alone – avoid it whenever possible and if you feel unsafe, contact NUPD.

Know Your Resources
Take note of where emergency phones are on campus and know that you can always contact the NUPD. The NUPD offers personal safety escorts 24 hours a day from one point to another on campus whenever you feel unsafe. From 7:00pm until 6:00am, the REDEYE service is available to provide you with a ride up to two miles off campus. For additional information on all of the services that NUPD offers, please see our website at nupd.northeastern.edu or contact us at 617.373.2121.

Trust Your Instincts
Taking control of your own safety means doing what is necessary to avoid dangerous situations. If something doesn’t feel right, even if you can’t put your finger on why, try to remove yourself from the situation altogether. Trust your instincts.

Remember to be safe Huskies!

Northeastern University Police Department

NUPD Follow Up - 2019 JUL 22 - Attempted Assault Suspect Apprehended

NUPD Follow Up Notification

The Northeastern University Police Department, in coordinated efforts with surrounding law enforcement agencies, has identified the suspect involved in last Thursday’s attempted assault that occurred on our Boston campus. Subsequently, a warrant was issued for the suspect and he has been apprehended.

As always, please continue to report any suspicious activity or concerns you may have to the 24/7 NUPD Communications Center at 617.373.2121 or use the SafeZone mobile safety app. To learn more about the resources made available by the NUPD, please visit nupd.northeastern.edu.

Thank you.

 

Northeastern University Police Department

EMERGENCY • 617.373.3333 | NUPD • 617.373.2121 | WE CARE   617.373.4384 | EAP   877.739.3989 | UHCS •  617.373.2772

Timely Warning - 2019 JUL 18 - Attempted Assault in Academic Building

NUPD Timely Warning Notification

The Northeastern University Police Department is investigating an attempted sexual assault that occurred at approximately 12:50 p.m. on July 18, 2019 in a Northeastern University academic building. The incident involved an NU student victim and an unidentified suspect described as a dark-skinned Hispanic or black male with a beard, approximately 5’10”-6’0″ tall. The suspect was last observed leaving campus on an outbound Orange Line MBTA train. At this time, there is no ongoing threat to the community based on this incident.

In addition, the Northeastern University Police Department would like to remind our community of the following safety tips:

Be Aware of Your Surroundings 
Remove distractions whenever possible. Getting lost in thought or in your headphones may be routine when walking to class or studying in a quiet spot, but it is crucial to keep your eyes and ears open. While this sounds easy enough, listening to music, talking on a cell phone, and text messaging are all distractions. Know what is going on around you and keep alert. If you notice anything that you feel is unsafe or suspicious, let NUPD know by calling 617.373.2121.

SafeZone Mobile Safety App 
SafeZone is a smart phone app that any student or staff member can download and use for free. This App will connect you directly to the NUPD should you need our assistance or emergency support while you are on campus. More information on the SafeZone mobile app can be found at nupd.northeastern.edu.

Stay on the Path 
Keep to well-traveled areas and avoid alleyways. At night, keep on the lighted paths whenever possible.

Avoid Walking Alone 
There is safety in numbers and it is always beneficial to walk with others, especially at night. Wanting to get home after a night out or between late night classes, you may be tempted to give in to walking alone – avoid it whenever possible and if you feel unsafe, contact NUPD.

Know Your Resources 
Take note of where emergency phones are on campus and know that you can always contact the NUPD. The NUPD offers personal safety escorts 24 hours a day from one point to another on campus whenever you feel unsafe. From 7:00pm until 6:00am, the REDEYE service is available to provide you with a ride up to two miles off campus. For additional information on all of the services that NUPD offers, please see our website at nupd.northeastern.edu or contact us at 617.373.2121.

Trust Your Instincts
Taking control of your own safety means doing what is necessary to avoid dangerous situations. If something doesn’t feel right, even if you can’t put your finger on why, try to remove yourself from the situation altogether. Trust your instincts.

Remember to be safe Huskies!

Northeastern University Police Department

 

EMERGENCY • 617.373.3333 | NUPD • 617.373.2121 | WE CARE   617.373.4384 | EAP   877.739.3989 | UHCS •  617.373.2772