Cambridge Police

Undergraduate Council

At Town Hall, Students Call for Change After Arrest of Black Student

Some at the event sharply criticized Harvard for what they called a lack of institutional support. The arrest of the student has drawn allegations of police brutality.

BSOC Protest One

'Treat Me, Don't Beat Me'

More than 200 Harvard students and affiliates, many with red duct tape over their mouths, protested in Harvard Yard Saturday to demand reform to University policies they say led to the forcible arrest of a black College student April 13.

Discussion with Chiefs

At Kennedy School, Police Chiefs Discuss Use of Force, Harvard Student’s Arrest

Three police chiefs from Detroit, San Francisco, and Minneapolis visited the Kennedy School Thursday to field questions about the realities of modern day policing.


Similar 2006 Arrest of Non-Black Student Saw 'No Punches'

​Last Friday’s arrest of a black Harvard undergraduate does not mark the first time local authorities physically confronted and arrested a naked College student under the influence of drugs.

Faust at 2021 Convocation
Drew Faust

Faust Calls Arrest of Black Student ‘Profoundly Disturbing’

University President Drew G. Faust called the forcible arrest of a black undergraduate by the Cambridge Police Department Friday night “profoundly disturbing” in an email sent to University affiliates Monday.

Sunday Night with the UC

After Arrest, UC Members Criticize Harvard’s ‘Failure’ to Keep Students Safe

The statement also affirms that the Council stands “in solidarity” with the arrested student as well as with black Harvard affiliates more broadly.

Timeline of Student Arrest
Cambridge Police

Timeline of Student Arrest

Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr.

Police Commissioner Says He 'Absolutely' Supports Officers Who Arrested Harvard Student

Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard, Jr. said he supports the officers who arrested a black Harvard undergraduate over the weekend at a press conference Monday.

Sailing Center Sinks

Harvard Sailing Center Sinks into Charles River

In the wake of a powerful Nor’easter, the Harvard Sailing Center partially sank into the Charles River Thursday.

Pepper Spray on the MBTA

Pepper Spray Causes Irritation in Harvard T Stop

A release of pepper spray in the Harvard MBTA station briefly closed the Red Line stop Sunday, burning the eyes of some passerby and hospitalizing one person.


Cambridge Sees Uptick in Commercial Robberies

Commercial robberies in Cambridge are up over 75 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the most recent crime analysis report from the Cambridge Police Department.

First Parish Church

Cambridge District 'Homeless Court' to Move to Harvard Square

The Homeless Outreach Program of the Cambridge Police Department coordinated the move with the Cambridge District Court, the Harvard Square Business Association, and First Parish Church.


Cambridge Man Arrested in Leverett House

A 21-year-old man is currently awaiting trial in Cambridge District Court after being arrested in the Leverett House courtyard last week.

Protesting DeVos

At Harvard, Free Speech Likely Costs Thousands

As controversial speakers draw vigorous on-campus protest, Harvard has shelled out upwards of $10,000 per event in security fees.

Cambridge for Puerto Rico
Cambridge City Council

After Hurricanes, Cambridge Police Department Runs Puerto Rico Drive

Eighteen days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the Cambridge Police Department hosted a drive for relief supplies to send to Cambridge’s four Puerto Rican sister cities.