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Peabody Terrace
Crime

Residents at Harvard-Owned Apartment Complex Resort to ‘Self-Policing’ Amid Increased Theft

Residents at Peabody Terrace — a Harvard-owned apartment complex — alleged Harvard University police have not done enough to address a pattern of property theft in the area, leading residents to find alternative solutions to secure their packages.

Scooters Science Center
Crime

‘I Just Want My Scooter Back’: Scooter Thefts Soar at Harvard

Electric scooter and bike thefts at Harvard have surged over the past two years.

Wasserstein Hall
Crime

Bomb Threat at Harvard Law School on Sunday Marks Seventh in 2 Months

The Harvard University Police Department and Cambridge Police responded to a bomb threat at Harvard Law School on Sunday night, amid numerous bomb threats reported to the department in the past two months.

Science Center Plaza Evacuated Thursday Afternoon
Crime

Man Arrested for Planting Fake Bomb at Harvard to Plead Guilty to Misdemeanor Charge

William A. Giordani, a New Hampshire man arrested for planting a fake bomb on Harvard’s campus, is scheduled to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge in a hearing Wednesday as part of a plea agreement, according to a Thursday legal filing.

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Crime

Harvard Campus Crime Increased in 2022 Following 10-Year Low in 2021

Crime on Harvard’s campus climbed by 46 percent in 2022 from the 10-year low reported in 2021, according to a report released by the Harvard University Police Department Sunday.

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HUPD

Harvard University Police Leads Massachusetts College Campus Police Forces in Sustained Complaints, Ranks Fifth Statewide in Database

The Harvard University Police Department had the fifth-most “sustained complaints” of 273 Massachusetts law enforcement agencies, according to a newly released state database of police disciplinary records over nearly 40 years.

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Crime

Black Individuals Made Up Half of Harvard Campus Police Arrests in 2022, According to New Data

Black individuals accounted for more than 50 percent of arrests made by the Harvard University Police Department in 2022, according to new data released last Thursday to its data dashboard.

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College

The Black Box of Harvard’s Campus Police

How much does the public know about Harvard University Police Department, the University’s private police force? In what ways is HUPD a “black box” — a system whose inner workings are unknown to outside observers?

HUPD Chief Victor Clay
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HUPD Chief Victor Clay

HUPD Chief Victor Clay
Crime

Harvard Police Chief ‘100%’ Backs Student and Alumni Demands After Leverett Swatting Attack

Harvard University Police Chief Victor A. Clay clarified the department’s response to an April 3 swatting attack at Leverett House in a Friday interview with The Crimson, expressing his support for written demands made by students and alumni in the wake of the incident.

Dean Rakesh Khurana Class Day 2022
Student Groups

Harvard College Dean Khurana Defends Decision to Charge Students for Commencement Housing

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana defended the College’s decision to begin charging students for Commencement housing in an interview Friday.

Police and Fire Trucks Line Oxford and Quincy Streets
Crime

Suspect in Harvard Science Center Plaza Bomb Scare Released on Bond as Authorities Seek Accomplice

The man accused of planting a fake bomb on Harvard’s campus as an accomplice in an effort to secure a “large” amount of Bitcoin from the University according to a criminal complaint was released on an unsecured bond with conditions at a hearing Friday.

Crane hits Adams House on Plympton Street
Adams

Harvard Construction Lift Tips Into Adams House

Amid ongoing renovations, Adam House’s Randolph Hall, one of Harvard’s undergraduate residences, saw an unexpected addition last Friday afternoon when a construction lift tipped over and collided with its wall.

Police and Fire Trucks Line Oxford and Quincy Streets
Crime

New Hampshire Man Arrested for Planting Fake Bomb on Harvard Campus in Bitcoin Extortion Attempt

A New Hampshire man was arrested Tuesday by the FBI and is accused of planting a fake bomb on Harvard University’s campus last month as an accomplice in an effort to secure a “large” amount of Bitcoin from the University, court records say.

HUPD Officer Walks Through Science Center Hallway
College

Harvard University Police Advisory Board Appoints Undergrad Rep After Yearlong Vacancy

Jonathan Huang ’26 was appointed the lone undergraduate representative on the Harvard University Police Advisory Board at a meeting Monday, following nearly a year without a College student member.

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