A Tufts University Police detail is required for events at which alcoholic beverages will be served as well as all events at the Dental School after 7:00PM.
About Police Details
A police detail is the assignment of one or more officers for a particular duty. A police detail is typically present at any road work where traffic must be diverted or events with special safety or security concerns.
A police detail may be required by Tufts University policy under any of the following circumstances:
- Tufts-only functions with an anticipated attendance of 150 or more
- Any function open to other college students or guests expecting 100 or more guests
- Any function where alcohol will be served
Police details must be secured by the sponsoring organization at least 2 weeks prior to the event by delivering a properly signed Interdepartmental Requisition (IDR) to the Administrative Services Office, located at 419 Boston Avenue. You may use the online detail request form, but you must still follow with an IDR.
Determination of the need for and size of a police detail will be made by the Director of Public Safety or his designee in consultation with other university officals. Inquiries regarding the need for police at an event should be made to the Department of Public Safety. The current charge for a police detail is $31 per hour per officer for a minimum of 4 hrs. The Department of Public Safety reserves the right to assess the risk of any event and require additional officers or staff at the expense of the sponsoring organization, or cancel the event due to public safety concerns.
Medford/Somerville campus organizations may request a TEMS detail to have EMTs and medical equipment available at events with special medical needs.
Medford/Somerville campus organizations should also contact Student Activities for special admission events and procedures for use of facilities.