Reporting to the Police

Reporting to the Police

All MIT community members are encouraged to report criminal conduct to the police.

You may want to connect to the MIT Police because:

  • You need immediate resources and/or emergency assistance.
  • You are submitting the online form anonymously for data tracking purposes.
  • You want to learn more about pressing criminal charges.
  • You want a court-issued restraining order or anti-harassment prevention order.
MIT Police The MIT Police are the primary contact for all emergencies on campus. You should contact the MIT police with any allegations of criminal activity. You can call 617-253-1212 for emergencies or 617-253-2996 for non-emergencies.

Reach Out to the MIT Police Directly

How do I do this?

You can choose to make a report to the Institute to pursue resolution under the MIT process, and/or you can choose to make a report to law enforcement - both options may be pursued simultaneously. An individual who chooses to pursue possible criminal action can contact law enforcement directly. An advocate from Violence Prevention & Response (VPR) is available to assist in contacting law enforcement (VPR’s 24-hour helpline is 617-253-2300). Law enforcement can be contacted at the following numbers:

  • 911 (for emergencies)
  • MIT Police (617-253-1212 or 100 from any MIT phone)
  • Boston Police Department (617-343-4400)
  • Cambridge Police Department (617-349-3381)

Fill Out the MIT Police Online Form

How do I do this?

You can access the MIT Police Anonymous Sexual Assault Online Reporting Form. At the end of the form, you may include your contact information if you would like the MIT Police to follow up with you.

What happens when I do this?

The MIT Police may use this information to determine whether MIT has a legal requirement to issue a timely warning to the MIT community, to assist with legally required statistical record-keeping, and to respond to any other legal obligation.


MIT community members have the right to: 

  • Notify or decline to notify law enforcement, including MIT PD, local and state police, of an alleged incident of sexual misconduct; 
  • receive assistance from the Institute in making any such notification;
  • obtain a court-issued protective order or an Institute-issued no-contact, and
  • concurrently utilize the formal complaint process for investigating Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment and any available external civil or criminal processes.