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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.

 

After noticing an emotionally disturbed person near the bike racks with a box cutter slashing bicycle tires, Officer Gomez quickly notified the Operations desk and ensured a swift and efficient response from DPS units who apprehended the perpetrator and turned him over to the NYPD.

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.

The Public Safety monthly e-newsletter offers the Columbia community valuable safety, security, and crime prevention information along with information about our comprehensive training programs and more. 

The Public Safety monthly e-newsletter offers the Columbia community valuable safety, security, and crime prevention information along with information about our comprehensive training programs and more. 

Situational Awareness is a critical life skill and entails being aware of where you are, what is happening around you, and being alert of potential threats to your health and safety. Mark your calendars for Public Safety's next Situational Awareness Training on 5/19 from 12:00-1:00 PM. All are welcome to attend! 

The Public Safety monthly e-newsletter offers the Columbia community valuable safety, security, and crime prevention information along with information about our comprehensive training programs and more. 

After being informed by an affiliate that their bike was stolen while parked in front of Prentis Hall, PSO Hernandez responded to the crime alert and was able to locate and apprehend the perpetrator.

After observing a male opening car doors and stealing property from vehicles and delivery trucks parked along Broadway and West 129th street, PSO Santana immediately notified Public Safety Operations and stopped the individual, preventing the male from stealing the property. 

The Public Safety monthly e-newsletter offers the Columbia community valuable safety, security, and crime prevention information along with information about our comprehensive training programs and more. 

60 members of Public Safety were recognized for their perfect attendance or earning a promotion over the past year, receiving certificates from their supervisors in place of the annual Public Safety Promotion, Awards, and Recognition Ceremony which was postponed this year due to the pandemic. 

Public Safety Officer Michael Layne has not missed a day of work since he started in August 2000.

After being notified by the Columbia Crisis Hotline of a student in distress, Sgt. Marrero used empathetic listening and de-escalation strategies learned from Public Safety training to help the student through a trying time.

The Public Safety monthly e-newsletter offers the Columbia community valuable safety, security, and crime prevention information along with information about our comprehensive training programs and more. 

The Public Safety monthly e-newsletter offers the Columbia community valuable safety, security, and crime prevention information along with information about our comprehensive training programs and more.