The Boston College Police have a variety of services and resources for members of our community to seek assistance in subjects ranging from traffic and parking issues to lost property on campus. In the event that what you are looking for is unavailable, contact us directly for further support.
The Bike Carefully at Boston College is our department's Bicycle Safety and Registration program. The objective of our program is to promote bike safety and awareness for those who ride bikes on and around campus. Throughout the year, we offer numerous bicyle safety events on campus which include safety inspections with repairs, educational information sharing and free registration.
- Protect your head. Wear a helmet.
- Assure bicycle readiness. Ensure proper size and function of your bike.
- Ride wisely. Learn and follow the rules of the road.
- Be predictable. Act like a driver of a vehicle.
- Be visible. See and be seen at all times.
- "Drive" with care. Share the road.
- Stay focused. Stay alert.
- Make sure front and rear lights are visible for up to at least 600 feet, and are used 1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset.
- Always use an authorized bike stand on campus, and never leave your bike unlocked. A rope style or U-Lock are the best for securing your bike.
- Take advantage of the BCPD Bike Registration.
- If you bike is ever stolen, report it to the BC Police.
Did you know?
According to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 85, Subsection 11B, the following are required for biking:
- Bike Seat
- White Headlamp
- Rear Red Reflector or Taillight
- Pedal or Ankle Reflectors
- Braking System
- Front Forks
The purpose of Eagle Escort Services is to provide safety services for all members of the Boston College community traveling in and around campus. It is provided as a public safety service and is not intended as a substitute for public transportation, the various BC shuttles (including the Grocery & Newton Center shuttle) or local taxi services. Participants may be required to present their Boston College ID to Eagle Escort personnel prior to services rendered.
The Eagle Escort Van provides regularly scheduled shuttles from the Primary Care Center to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Monday through Friday at the following times: 8am, 9:30am, 11am, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, and 6pm. This shuttle is open to all Boston College students and may be used for transportation to medical offices in the area of St. Elizabeth’s.
The return shuttle times from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital to the Boston College Chestnut Hill Campus is 8:15am, 9:45am, 11:15am, 1:45pm, 3:15pm, 4:45pm, and 6:15pm. The only pick-up location will be at the front entrance of the Hospital located on Nevins Street near the Brighton High School.
Boston College students must first contact Health Services in Cushing Hall (617-552-3225) or the Disability Services Office in Maloney Hall 212 (617-552-3470) and ask to be added to the medical transport list for Eagle Escort Services. After this step has been completed, Boston College students may then contact Eagle Escort Services to request transport.
Boston College students with a medical or temporary disability can be picked up and dropped off on Middle Campus once a day. Once classes are complete, a return trip to the residence hall will be provided. If a rest or break is needed between classes, the student may go to Health Services.
Medical Transport services start at 7 AM and end at 7 PM.
The Eagle Escort Van will also be used any time the Primary Care Center determines that a Boston College student, who has been admitted to their office for medical treatment, needs to be transported non-emergency to the Hospital for additional medical services, such as X-rays. Any Boston College student requiring emergency transport to the Hospital will be taken by ambulance.
The Eagle Escort Van will provide safety transportation for Boston College students who are traveling to or from locations that are located within a 2 ½ mile radius from the Chestnut Hill campus.
If safe to do so, Boston College students requesting assistance in the Cleveland Circle area should wait for the Van at the Reservoir T Stop. Notify the Dispatcher if that location is unsafe and an alternative location can be used. Groups of three (3) or more Boston College students are encouraged to make use of the other transportation services available.
As it is our goal to ensure that this service is available for Boston College students who are in genuine need, it is requested that Boston College students remember that the Safety Escort Service is not intended as a substitute for public transportation, the various BC shuttles (including the Grocery & Newton Center shuttle), or local taxi services.
The Boston College campuses are equipped with over 100 emergency call boxes. These units, identified by the blue light on top, are strategically placed throughout campus, as well as in the parking garages. In an emergency, a call box is activated by pressing the emergency button on the front where you are immediately connected with the Boston College Police Department. This activation creates an open line of communication between the person requiring emergency assistance and the police dispatcher. A police officer is then dispatched to that location to provide necessary assistance.
The Boston College Police Department offers free fingerprinting service to all current Boston College faculty, staff and students. Please carefully review all the instructions and requirements below. At this time, we are offering inked prints only. No electronic versions can be processed or provided at this time.
Fingerprint services are only scheduled online and are offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-5:00 PM. Due to the safety precautions and sanitizing requirements surrounding the Covid-19 virus, one appointment per hour will be available. Single person appointments only.
Standard FD-258 fingerprint cards will be provided if needed. If different cards are required, you must provide them. Do not fill in, or sign the cards prior to your arrival. You must bring a government issued ID (driver’s/professional license, passport, etc.) and your BCID. Service cannot be provided without these documents.
Due to the close contact required to provide this service, the following instructions must be followed before services will be provided:
An Illness Questionnaire must be fully completed before service can be provided.
You may also pick-up a printed copy at BCPD Headquarters- prior to your scheduled arrival time.
You must be equipped with and wearing a surgical type mask or appropriate face covering which covers the nose and mouth (NOT a scarf or bandana open on the bottom), which must be in place prior to entering the lobby. The face covering must be properly worn at all times while in the facility.
This requires your standard BC credentials to sign-in. Duplicate requests will not be accepted. If the schedule for your preferred day does not display an open slot, one is not available. You may try again later, or choose another day to see if slots are available.
The BC Police does maintain a lost & found at police headquarters, located in Maloney Hall. Articles such as clothing, books, notebooks, keys, wallets, jewelry, etc. that are turned in are held for a period of time. Every effort is made to return lost items to their rightful owners, however, it is the owner's responsibility to report and/or claim lost articles. For further information contact Property Control Officer (PCO) John Ellis at 617-552-4416.