Emergency – dial 100 from a campus phone or 617-253-1212 from a cell phone
The MIT Police is staffed by sworn law enforcement officers who have the responsibility to respond to and investigate reports of crime and other emergencies and the power to take law enforcement action (e.g., arrest, issuing a citation, etc.). The MIT Police Department provides cruiser, motorcycle, bicycle, and foot patrols, and emergency response all day, every day, even when the Institute is closed.
In case of an on-campus emergency, call 617-253-1212 from cell phones to reach the MIT Police directly. All 911 calls made from a cell phone go to the Massachusetts State Police, who transfer them to Cambridge Police, not the MIT Police.
Policing is as much about education as it is enforcement; to this end we are dedicated to working closely with our community as a clear statement of learning and growth. The men and women of the MIT Police Department are dedicated to providing excellent service through partnerships that reduce crime, create safe environments, build trust and enhance quality of life in the MIT academic community.
The MIT Police policy is to protect the rights of all individuals and safeguard the safety and welfare of everyone in the MIT community. All members of the MIT community are expected to conduct themselves with proper respect for one another and for each other’s property. It is particularly important to note that each member of the MIT community has the right to be free from acts of violence and threats of violence. Members of the MIT community are expected and required to comply with all city, state and federal laws, in addition to MIT policies.