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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.

Since 2005, Michael Gillis has served as a Midnight Platoon Sergeant for the Morningside Campus, responsible for working the Operations Desk, on/off-campus patrol, and supervising over 40 officers on the 12 a.m. to 8 p.m. shift.

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.

Public Safety Officers Patricia Page, Nakisha Sarjoo, and Kevin Small responded to a call for a woman who had been assaulted when leaving the train at 168th Street and Broadway. The officers provided comfort and safety to the woman while also engaging nearby NYPD officers for further support.

 

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.

54 members of Public Safety were presented with certificates from their supervisors in recognition of their perfect attendance or earning a promotion over the past year. 

Related to the issue of public transportation and your personal safety, Public Safety presents Safety and Security Tips for Public Transportation including practical steps you can take to protect yourself, as well as an update on resources provided by the University.

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.

“I have had great encounters with Public Safety Officers during my time at Columbia, and this incident was just one of the many that made me smile.” - Ara Bakhtyar (General Studies '23) 

 

After being notified that a non-affiliate forced entry into two Columbia apartment buildings, Sgt. Donald Gannon, Sgt. Jose Cruz and PSO Sergio Deynes canvassed the area and were able to identify someone fitting the description of the subject. The PS team assisted in keeping the subject under observation pending NYPD response, who placed the subject under arrest and returned the stolen property.

 

With the spring semester underway and the Business School settling into its new home at Kravis and Geffen Halls in Manhattanville, we write to remind you about safety resources and enhancements available to students, faculty, and staff in place to help keep our campus community safe.

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 notified that an ambulance was delayed, PSO Gonzalez, who was stationed at 119th Street and Amsterdam, flagged down a passing ambulance and convinced them to assist a Columbia employee in need on campus. Gonzalez guided the health professionals to where the employee was.

 

While on his way to work, Sergeant James Repman observed larceny in progress in front of the Manhattanville Operations Center. As the three suspects removed a catalytic converter from a vehicle, Repman acted quickly and photographed the suspects' vehicle, notified the Manhattanville Operations Center and 911. 

 

Beginning in the Spring 2022 Term. Specially trained students, wearing Public Safety vests and equipped with a Public Safety radio, walk affiliates to their doors anytime from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., seven nights a week.