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Caltech’s Victor Clay Announced As New Harvard Police Chief After Eight-Month Search

Victor A. “Vic” Clay will serve as Harvard’s next chief of police, University President Lawrence S. Bacow and Executive Vice President Katherine N. Lapp announced in an email Tuesday afternoon, marking the conclusion to an eight-month long nationwide search for the next leader of the Harvard University Police Department.


Committee Tasked with Advising HUPD Holds Inaugural Meeting

Following the recommendation of an external review into Harvard’s police department, a newly formed committee comprised of affiliates spanning the University that will advise the department’s leadership held its inaugural meeting last month.


Harvard Affiliate Claims HUPD Log Inaccurately Represents His Detainment

A Mathematics postdoctoral fellow who alleges he was detained by the Harvard University Police Department said the terminology HUPD used to describe his stop is inaccurate.


‘A Complete Slap in the Face’: Student Organizations Condemn Bacow’s Guidance to Call HUPD in Response to Racial Violence

A dozen student organizations signed onto an open letter criticizing University President Lawrence S. Bacow for instructing Harvard affiliates in an email last week to contact the University’s police force if they have knowledge of a “racist attack.”


Massachusetts State Senator Discusses Police Reform Bill at HKS Event

Mass. Sen. William N. Brownsberger ’78 — a key player in the passage of the state’s recent police reform bill — spoke virtually to the Harvard Kennedy School as part of its Reimagining Community Safety Speaker Series on Wednesday.


Ten Stories That Shaped 2020

The past twelve months were a year like no other for Harvard and the world. Under the backdrop of a once-in-a-century pandemic, students took classes from all over the globe, while pushing for social change at the University and on the political stage. Here, The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined 2020 at Harvard.


External Review into Harvard Police Proposes Philosophical, Procedural Changes

Harvard released the findings of an external review into the University's police department Wednesday that recommended both long-term, philosophical reforms and immediate procedural changes to the department.


Harvard Alliance Against Campus Cops Releases Report, Holds Event Calling for Abolition of HUPD

The Harvard Alliance Against Campus Cops called for the abolition of HUPD and presented a report on the police force’s history and procedures Tuesday.


Harvard Saw Increase in Bias Crime Reports, Decrease in Reported Rapes During 2019

Reports of on-campus bias crimes jumped in 2019, while reported rapes on campus declined for the third consecutive year, Harvard’s annual security report published Friday by the University’s police force showed.


Harvard Police Union Alleges Work Schedule Bid Process Violated Contract

Harvard’s police union filed a grievance with the University Wednesday alleging the force’s leadership violated the union’s collective bargaining agreement.


Nearly One Third of Harvard Undergrads Favor Proposals to Abolish or Defund HUPD

Roughly a third of undergraduates report favoring proposals to abolish or defund the Harvard University Police Department, according to a survey by The Crimson.


Harvard Police Officer Union Takes University to Arbitration Over Change in Work Schedule

The Harvard police officer union and the University will meet in arbitration on Dec. 18 to discuss a forthcoming change in officers’ patrol schedule that the union alleges is a violation of its collective-bargaining agreement.


Officers’ Concerns Linger as HUPD Completes First Phase of Internal Review

Harvard’s police department completed the fact-finding phase of an internal review launched in response to reports of racism and sexism within the force at the end of August, University officials said.


Students Question Whether Independent Review Will Change Harvard Police’s ‘Reputation for Being Bad News’

Members of the Undergraduate Council who met with the leaders of an independent review of the Harvard University Police Department said they worry the University will incrementally change, rather than transform, policing on campus.


University Creates Search Committee to Select Chief of Police

Harvard launched a nationwide search Thursday for its next chief of police, led by a special committee of members spanning the University’s schools.


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