It shall be the responsibility of the Chief of the Boston College Police, when a crime on or near the campus is reported, to promptly assess the potential danger or threat it presents to the campus community, or portions thereof. In the event of an immediate threat, the Police Department shall follow the emergency notification procedure described above.
In other cases, if the Chief believes a serious or ongoing danger or threat exists, the Chief, working with other University officials as appropriate, shall provide a timely warning on the “BC Info” and “BC Emergency” web pages. Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, the Chief may also use a variety of other means to communicate the timely warning, including emails, text messages, and use of campus media. If the Chief deems it necessary, he or she may require University building safety contacts to post notices in campus buildings.
Community Safety Notice 13-01
Local law enforcement agencies have reported during the past week, two (2) armed robberies being committed at the following non-campus locations:
- Intersection of Reservoir and Lee Road, Newton
- 200-222 Lake Street, Brighton
The suspects involved in both cases have been described as two (2) white males; in their twenties, with slim builds. During both incidents, suspects produced a handgun and took victims’ belongings. No members of the Boston College Community were involved in these incidents. All police agencies will continue to collaborate on these cases.
While these incidents have no BC affiliation, the Boston College Police Department (BCPD) will increase our presence in areas on and off campus, and we remind you to take the following precautions:
- Walk-in well-lighted, well-traveled areas. Do not take shortcuts through wooded areas, parking lots, or alleys.
- Walk with a friend, whenever possible.
- Be aware and attentive to your surroundings.
- Remember to take advantage of the Eagle Escort Service by calling 617-552-8888.
- Be aware of the location of campus Blue Light Phones
- Report suspicious activity immediately by calling BCPD at 617-552-4444, or 911.