The safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors is a top priority for New York University. The University has a rich and extensive array of services, techniques, and partnerships to safeguard their well-being, as we strive to help the members of our community and our visitors feel secure and protected.
We have a large and well-trained corps of protection officers. Our Office of Public Safety – headed by a former three-star chief of the NYPD – has some 260 full-time officers who operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week to protect the NYU community. They have developed substantial crime prevention and personal safety programs and have strong relations with our local police precincts.
We are also fortunate to be protected by the greatest police department in the world – the NYPD. New York is a much safer city than it was even in the recent past. This is just as true in our own neighborhood, which has been the recipient of sustained crime-reduction efforts by the NYPD. Our strong partnership has revealed that we have a police department - from our local commanders all the way up to senior staff at headquarters - that is concerned about our community, and sensitive to the special requirements of a community of scholars and young adults.