Campus Crime Timeline
Robert Tonis becomes HUPD's first Chief.
James O'Sullivan who, in 2000, is the oldest officer on the force, joins the HUPD.
Crime in the Square is on the rise, and the Cambridge Police Department is criticized for its inability to control it.
Dave Gorski becomes HUPD Chief.
Paul E. Johnson becomes HUPD Chief.
Massachusetts passes an open campus police log law.
The U.S. Congress passes Campus Security Act, which makes colleges responsible for releasing internal crime statistics.
Bud Riley becomes HUPD Chief.
Riley hires George Kelling, a research fellow at the Kennedy School, to study the force. He issues a 55-page report on the status of the department. The verdict: things are good, but many in the department resist the move to community policing, which the report says is necessary for the force's improvement.
HUPD officers are faced with serious crime on campus when a Dunster House junior murders her roommate and then kills herself.
HUPD omits the arrest of eventually convicted rapist Joshua M. Elster, Class of 2000, from the police blotter. Officials cite computer problems and human error.
HUPD inducts the largest class of new officers in its history. Riley reorganizes department, implementing his vision of community policing and firing the department's seven lieutenants.
Congress amends the Campus Security Act to require that schools disclose crime committed on the borders of colleges and not merely within them.
Defying HUPD requests, about 30 members of the Progressive Student Labor Movement occupy Byerly Hall in an attempt to recruit incoming first-years to their campaign for a living wage.