Columbia University named one of the Safest Colleges in America 2017 by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

News and Announcements

April 20, 2018

New AED Units Deployed to Four Public Safety Patrol Vehicles as Part of University-Wide Cardiac Response Program

Mobile AED Units are the Latest New Measure to Improve Outcomes When Responding to On-Campus Medical Emergencies

Public Safety supervisors driving four Public Safety patrol vehicles – two at Morningside and one each at Manhattanville and the Irving Medical Center – are now equipped with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help save lives on campus in the event of cardiac health emergencies.

April 18, 2018

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: April 28, 2018

Columbia University Public Safety, NYPD and DEA provide free, anonymous disposal of unused prescription medications

Columbia University Public Safety, the New York City Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering for the DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28, a free service to all those who attend or work at Columbia, as well as members of the University’s neighboring communities.

March 23, 2018

Community Commitment: Public Safety Donates to CCS Clothing Drive

Showing a strong spirit of service, Public Safety has provided a significant donation of unclaimed clothing to Columbia Community Service (CCS)’s clothing drive. The clothing drive, part of CCS’s annual appeal, provides gently used garments to neighborhood service organizations.

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