Attend a Public Safety Event

Public Safety hosts a variety of events including self-defense classes, free electronics registration, prescription drug take-back days, soon-to-be scheduled situational awareness seminars, and more. Click the button below to see a list of upcoming events. 

Download the Lion Safe App

Lion Safe allows easy access to all Public Safety resources at the touch of a button including emergency services, maps, shuttle schedules, crime alerts, emergency protocols, campus safety notifications, and non-emergency numbers for each campus. Learn more about the app and click the appropriate button below from your mobile device to download.

Award-Winning Services

Columbia has been recognized as one of the safest colleges in America, ranked one of the safest campuses in New York State, earned praise for providing a safe environment for students and rated highest in satisfaction in a student life survey. Learn more.

News and Announcements

June 17, 2021

Supervisors Retrace Individual's Injuries to Assist Hospital Staff with Treatment

After responding to a non-affiliate laying on the ground and suffering from serious injuries, Lt. Lau requested CUEMS to transfer the male to the hospital immediately for further treatment. Because the male was disoriented and unable to provide an account of the incident, Lt. Lau and Sgt. Batts conducted a video review of the area, confirming that the male suffered injuries from a significant fall on campus.


June 14, 2021

Self Defense Class: June 23, 2021

Using self-defense is the most effective way to protect yourself in threatening situations on and around campus. Join the Department of Public Safety and Shotokan Karate Club on June 23 for a FREE self-defense class for all students, faculty, and staff to build confidence and improve your street awareness.

Our People

Public Safety's diverse team is dedicated to serve our University community.

Emergency Contact Numbers

The following numbers can be used to reach Public Safety in case of an emergency. Remember, in an emergency, you can also contact New York City's emergency response system by dialing 911. Learn more about how to contact us and our team.