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                    Department of Public Safety - Crime Prevention


In 1995, the Columbia University Department of Public Safety expanded its Crime Prevention section by adding on programs and security awareness discussions to help reduce and prevent crime on campus, and in the community. 


We reached out to several crime prevention affiliation groups and institutions including the NYC Police Department with the goal of sharing information and increase awareness.  Our motto is "Crime Prevention is everyone's business," and we make it our business to keep our students, faculty, staff, and the community informed.  Our constant interactions with student life, Human Resources, deans, chairmen, Facilities Operations, and building managers has helped in the reduction of crime. 


For the past three years, reported crime at the Morningside and Medical Center campuses has decreased.



Check out our Crime Tips Page:   

  Safe Haven Locations

  Auto  (Theft, Preventing Theft, Carjacking, Breakdowns)

  Bike Theft Prevention

  Harassing and Obscene Phone Calls   

  Identity Theft                                      


  Personal Safety  (Street Smarts, Home Preparedness)

  Exam Precautions

Our Crime Prevention Newsletters are a great source of crime prevention information. Click here for the current issue, or check out our archived issues.

Crime Prevention Newsletter Archive


 December 2008
October/November 2008
September 2008
April 2008
March 2008