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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. 

The University's text alert system has been expanded to allow anyone, including non-affiliates and community members, to sign up for emergency communications in cases where ongoing events pose an immediate threat or have a significant impact. 

Public Safety recently published its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2020.

The University released its Report of the Inclusive Public Safety Working Group in response to President Bollinger’s July 2020 call to action on Columbia’s anti-racism commitment. The Report of the Inclusive Public Safety Working Group includes observations and initial recommendations from this working group of students, faculty and staff from across the University.

Columbia University ranked as the fifth safest campus in New York State according to an analysis conducted by Yourlocalsecurity.com, a website operated by ADT Security Services and partner of SafeStreets.  

Reminders about new and enhanced resources available to the Columbia community during this time.