Harvard University Police Department Chief Victor A. Clay said current law enforcement recruitment and training practices are “outdated and ineffective," calling for police departments to reform during a webinar hosted Thursday by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
More than a year after Harvard’s contract with its police union expired, the two sides are set to enter federal mediation in their negotiations over a new contract.
When longtime Harvard University Police Chief Francis D. “Bud” Riley retired in 2020, he left behind a department roiled by allegations of racism, sexism, and favoritism — part of a toxic work environment some current and former officers alleged he created.
The Harvard University Police Department closed its investigation into a racist attack against Harvard Undergraduate Council President Michael Y. Cheng ’22 that took place in Quincy House last month.
The Harvard University Police Department has identified a suspect who will be charged with three burglaries in a string of five that struck Harvard Yard in less than two weeks.
Harvard Yard was struck by three burglaries in nine days, with students in Canaday Hall, Mower Hall, and Wigglesworth Hall reporting trespassers and stolen laptops.
The Harvard University Police Department is investigating the racist attack levied against Undergraduate Council President Michael Y. Cheng ’22 earlier this month.
Adams House’s Hampden Hall has been plagued by a string of vandalisms — ranging from racist language and crude drawings to defaced photos and targeted notes — since at least last October.
The Harvard University Police Department is set to close its Mather House substation following years of outcry from students and faculty.
Cambridge Police Department Commissioner Christine A. Elow vowed to prioritize transparency and accountability within the department in a Wednesday interview.
A man who “appeared to be under the influence” drove his vehicle into Harvard Yard, nearly striking several people and ending in a car crash Wednesday night, per Harvard police spokesperson Steven G. Catalano.
When Victor A. Clay arrived to helm Harvard’s police force in July, the department was facing allegations of decades of sexism, racism, and favoritism among employees, as well as campus activism calling for its reform or even abolition.
Three months into his tenure, Harvard University Police Department chief Victor A. Clay said he is looking at changes to HUPD’s response to mental health crises on and near campus in an interview with The Crimson on Friday.
The total number of reported crimes in 2020 was 178, down from the 220 total crimes reported in 2019. On-campus crimes also saw a 14 percent decrease in 2020 — when college students were sent home in March, and only freshmen were invited to live back on campus in the fall.
The Harvard University Police Department has been arresting Black people at a disproportionate rate compared to the general population over the last three years, according to data from the department’s new workload and crime dashboard.
As he begins his tenure as chief of the Harvard University Police Department, Victor A. “Vic” Clay said in his first interview with The Crimson Tuesday that he intends to diversify Harvard’s police force and increase communication between the department and the Harvard affiliates it serves.