Letter to the Editor: October 15, 2003

To the Editor:

* I would like to clear up a couple of inaccuracies in your article “Is HBS Safe?” (October 6th issue):

* It is misleading to state that there are no patrols on campus between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. In fact, there is 24-hour coverage, including patrols, seven days a week by the Harvard University Parking Services, the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD), and HBS Security.

* In addition, Harvard University Parking Services and HUPD will jointly staff a new Allston parking office/police substation in the Soldiers Field parking garage. A Parking Services representative will be in the office 24 hours a day, while a HUPD officer will be on-site at this location for a yet-to-be-determined number of office hours each week. HUPD will be available to meet with students anytime at this location.

I hope this letter clarifies these important issues for the HBS community.

The shared responsibility of safety and security within the community is our top priority.

Bob Breslow
Director of Administrative Services

Editor’s Note: We apologize for any perceived inaccuracies in our article “Is HBS Safe?” on October 6, 2003 related to our reporting of the hours of security patrol coverage by Harvard University Police Department and HBS Security after hours and on weekends. However, we believe that we were accurate in our description of the security conditions in the parking and residential areas of the HBS campus. In our article, we acknowledge that Harvard University Parking Services put into place a 24-hour security guard as of September 23rd. We also identified the opening of the 24-hour Harvard University Police Department substation in the SFP/OWA parking facility as a major improvement to security conditions on campus.

Harbus News Editorial Staff