Most of Northeastern University’s students, faculty and staff are based at its central Boston facilities, although it also has four regional campuses including Toronto, Canada. The university has almost 28,000 people within its community and uses contracted security services alongside its own dedicated team – the Northeastern Police Department (NUPD).
SafeZone was brought in by NUPD in 2016 as part of a new strategy targeting greater safety awareness and incident prevention. The mobile and web-enabled safety app was seen as being a great fit and is now available for anyone to raise an alert or report something including thirdparty vendors. But SafeZone also has some other unique features that help NUPD further expand and improve its services without requiring additional infrastructure or staff.