In cases of life-threatening emergencies, always call HUPD or 911 first.
- Harvard University Police Department (HUPD): Public safety, threat, violence, theft, fire/smoke, explosion, hazardous materials
- Cambridge Fire Department
- HLS Campus Safety Office (CSO): Flooding, utility failure, and facilities issues
- Harvard University Health Services
Pound Hall location: 617-495-4414
Main number: 617-495-5711
In the event of an emergency that results in a prolonged loss of power or limited access to email, Caspersen Student Center (Harkness Commons) will serve as a central location where information will be provided to members of the HLS community.
Preparing for Emergencies
Safety and Security at HLS
Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease, which often leads to sudden cardiac arrest. The use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can greatly increase a person’s chance of surviving. AEDs are simple to use and can be found throughout the university. Find locations of AEDs on the HLS campus and across Harvard University.
Local Emergency Management Team (LEMT)
The Law School maintains a standing Local Emergency Management Team (LEMT) that works closely with University officials on emergency protocols and, in the event of an incident, will coordinate emergency response activities for the School.