For more information on policing in Massachusetts, see entry on Boston Police.
- Partnership/Ownership/Membership – Greater Boston Police Council
The Boston College Police Department is listed as a full member of the Greater Boston Police Council, a "law enforcement council" (LEC) set up in the 1970s to link regional police forces and share resources for policing anti-war protests. LECs in Massachusetts have played a central role in militarizing police by organizing SWAT teams and purchasing military equipment such as Lenco Bearcats and other armored vehicles.
- Association/Collaboration – Boston Police Department
In the midst of the summer 2020 uprisings following the police murder of George Floyd, the Boston College Police Department (BCPD) sent its officers to support the Boston Police Department to repress a protest for racial justice in Franklin Park in Boston. In response to outrage amongst Boston College students over this BCPD collaboration with the Boston Police in the repression of this protest, BCPD commented, “BCPD has had a decades-long mutual relationship with area police departments to assist with large gatherings, as evidenced by the Boston Marathon and other major events.”