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Detail Request Form
The Harvard University Police Department recognizes the need for safe and efficient
pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow at University work sites. Additionally,
the Department recognizes that at sporting and special events, and other times,
officers may be required to provide crowd control and security. In order to
address these needs, the Department allows officers to work Department-assigned
paid details in addition to their scheduled tours of duty. While on detail,
officers have the primary responsibility of enforcing laws, enforcing the rules
and regulations of the University, and protecting the safety of the Harvard
A police detail may be required by University policy under any of the following
- Harvard University-only functions with an anticipated attendance of 100
- Any function where alcohol is served with expected attendance of 100 or
There is a $25 surcharge on all detail requests received within three business days of the detail date, over the phone or via e-mail. If the
event is cancelled it is the responsibility of the person who requested the
detail to inform the Department’s Detail Office in a timely fashion in
order to avoid the assessment of costs. Determinations of the need for and size
of a police detail will be made by the Chief of Police or their designee in
consultation with other University officials.
As of August 1, 2008 new detail rates have gone into effect (please see the detailed rate information on the form below). Please note that there is a new type of detail called "Party Details" which are at a higher rate; these are details typically for social functions hosted in College Houses and are usually scheduled between 10pm and 2am. If you have questions about what type of detail you need, please contact the Detail Office.
This is a request application only. Submitting a request
does not guarantee approval.
In order to fill out this form, you must be logged in with your HUID and PIN.
to log in. If you do not have an HUID, please email the Department's XID Coordinator. For all other questions about details please email the HUPD's Detail Office.