Campus safety and security at Brandeis University is a shared responsibility. The best protection against campus crime is an aware, informed and alert campus community. The vast majority of our students, faculty, staff and visitors do not experience crime here, but despite our best efforts, crimes sometimes occur. This information is provided because of our commitment to campus safety and security and in compliance with federal law.All information related to the safety and security of our campus is provided in the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
In September 2007, the Firearms Safety Advisory Committee, chaired by Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Peter French, and composed of university faculty, students and staff members, submitted its final report to President Reinharz, recommending unanimously that "an appropriate process be commenced as soon as possible to arm our public safety officers."