Harassment

The HUPD takes reports of harassment very seriously and each report will be investigated fully. There are three types of harassment under Massachusetts General Laws:

Harassment can take the form of personal contact, mail, telephone calls, email, facsimiles and Internet communication. The specific action taken in any particular case depends on the nature and gravity of the conduct reported, and may include intervention, mediation, and the initiation of disciplinary processes or criminal prosecution, when appropriate. Where harassment is found to have occurred, HUPD will act to stop the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

At all times, the investigation will be conducted in a way that respects, to the extent possible, the privacy of all the persons involved.

If you feel that you are being harassed or threatened in any way, it is important that you call the HUPD immediately at 617-495-1212.