Berklee College Police Department

Deputy Chief Patrick Foley
Address 155 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston MA 02115
Phone 617-747-2682
Fax 617-747-8532

The Berklee Police Department is a fully-sworn and Massachusetts POST Certified campus law enforcement agency that serves the Berklee College of Music community which is a population of over 7,000 individuals. Berklee College of Music is located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the college has nearly 40 unique properties that are spread throughout the area providing a true city campus environment.

The police department is currently authorized for 21 sworn personnel and 5 civilian staff; this consists of a Chief, Deputy Chief, 2 Lieutenants, 4 Sergeants, 13 Patrol Officers, and 5 Dispatchers. Our station is centrally located to campus, on Massachusetts Ave, where we have a communications center, briefing room with report writing stations, personnel locker rooms, and several administrative offices. Our department currently has a fleet of 3 marked patrol vehicles and 1 unmarked supervisor vehicle, we have several mountain bikes for deployment of our Mountain Bike Unit and our partnership with the Boston area COBRA (Cops on Bikes for Regional Assistance) team. We have a K9 Unit that currently is comprised of "Barklee"; our black lab who is undergoing training for comfort dog certification. We have hopes of expanding this unit providing a specialized assignment vacancy in the future. Given the fact that we are a music college, we have no shortage of paid details for a variety of events all across campus year round; different venues ranging in size from 50 people to almost 1,200 at our renowned Performance Center.

Our department operates on a rotating 4 days on and 2 days off schedule, providing 24/7/365 coverage utilizing a day shift, evening shift, midnight shift, and an impact shift. Our shifts run 0600-1400, 1400-2200, 2200-0600, and 1800-0200 respectively. There is ample opportunity for overtime and a number of different assignments; investigations, LGBTQ+ liaison, dignitary protection, K9, firearms, and defensive tactics to name a few. We also fully support our staff in their professional development and help them to obtain certifications that can be brought back to the department and assist our internal staff and or our community at large. A small sample of these include; R.A.D., CPR/First Aid, Stop the Bleed, Active Shooter, Simunitions, and Peer Support Team. 

All of our sworn personnel are MA POST Certified Officers and we receive our police powers from the State Police as Special State Police Officers, we also are cross sworn as Suffolk County Sheriff Deputies under the current Sheriff. All of our officers have completed a Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee Recruit Officer Course and/or its' equivalent as permitted by law. Our officers attend annual in-service in addition to multiple in-house internal trainings throughout the year. Our department is very much in the early phases and we are looking for hard working, dependable, engaging, and committed individuals to join us, grow with us, and be part of our team as we move onward and upward.


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