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Tufts University Police Department

In 2017, Tufts University Police Department leadership participated in an all-expenses-paid counterterrorism seminar in Israel, sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Anti-defamation League (ADL). In 2020, the Tufts student body voted on a campus-wide referendum which called upon Tufts University to "[apologize] for sending the former Tufts police chief to an intensive week-long course led by senior commanders in the Israel National Police, experts from Israel’s intelligence and security services, and the Israeli Defense Force," and to prohibit "TUPD officers from attending programs based on military strategies and/or similar international trips in the future." The referendum passed overwhelmingly, with 68% of Tufts students who cast votes on the referendum voting in support. As in 2022, however, Tufts University administration have chosen to ignore the will of the Tufts student body and have not acted on the referendum results.

For more information on policing in Massachusetts, see entry on Boston Police.

419 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155

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