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Public Safety recently published its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2022.

Welcome to the start of a new academic year! We are excited to see you on our campuses and to experience the energy of our community coming together again. We write to share important safety information and University resources.

In light of the news about a package that detonated at Northeastern University in Boston, resulting in minor injuries to one member of their staff, we encourage community members to consult the full list of tips if you observe a suspicious or abandoned package or object.

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.

As part of the NYPD’s 26th Precinct's Back to School Supply Drive, Public Safety and other departments in Facilities and Operations teamed up with Columbia Community Service (CCS), Columbia’s Government and Community Affairs, and the West Harlem Development Corporation to collect school supplies for students in the local community. 

As the next vice president of Columbia’s Department of Public Safety, Gerald Lewis Jr. will bring a relentless focus on the security of our community and an unwavering commitment to diversity, inclusion, and community partnerships.

The Department of Public Safety provides a Walking Safety Escort service from 07:00 PM to 03:00 AM seven days a week from W.108th St. to W.110th St. between Amsterdam Ave. and Riverside Drive and from W.110th St. to W.122nd Street between Morningside Drive and Riverside Drive. Please call Public Safety at (212) 854-SAFE (7233) to request a Walking Escort during the referenced times. 

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.

Benny Ybera never thought he would end up working for Public Safety. 37 years after getting that position, he is retiring after most recently serving the lobby post in the Studebaker building.  

On Thursday, August 25, 2021, Public Safety will support the 7th Annual Back-2-School community event being held at Old Broadway between 125th and 126th Street, from 1 PM - 5 PM and hosted by the 26th Precinct Community Affairs along with Manhattan Community Board 9, featuring a school supplies distribution, entertainment, refreshments, and other back-to-school resources.

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.

During a brief power outage that affected many research buildings at the Medical Center, Sgt. Jose Gonzalez immediately began to account for the buildings that necessitated attention.

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.