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Master entity: Boston University
- Partnership/Ownership/Membership – Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
In 2017, the Chief of the Boston University Police Department participated in a “counterterrorism seminar” in Israel, as part of an all-expenses-paid delegation of US law enforcement to Israel sponsored by the New England chapter of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The New England Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) sponsors annual all-expenses-paid delegations to Israel for high-ranking New England police, ICE, FBI, and other security officials, where these officials meet with Israeli military, police, and intelligence agencies, with whom they train and exchange tactics including surveillance, racial profiling, crowd control, and the containment of protests.
Starting in Fall 2021, Boston University Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) launched a (still-ongoing) campaign demanding that Boston University "apologize for its participation in the 2017 trip, commit to ending its participation in military and police training in Israel, and pledge it will not send BUPD on any future military trainings," as well as demanding that Boston University "disclose if [BUPD] has participated in military trainings in the past, if so when and how often" and provide "transparency regarding BUPD's budgeting, training, and authority."
- Association/Collaboration – Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL)
Boston University's former chief of police, Thomas Robbins, was tasked with providing "biosecurity" for Boston University's NEIDL's facilities. NEIDL is a lab that works to weaponize biology for the US government and military, while contributing to universities' harmful colonization of South Boston/Roxbury.
- Partnership/Ownership/Membership – Greater Boston Police Council
The Boston University 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.