reach the Department of Public Safety for a security,
fire, or medical emergency, dial:
On campus- 4-5555 / Off campus- 854-5555
Medical Center 212-305-8100
contact the New York City Police/Fire Department or Ambulance
service dial: 911
Department of Public Safety maintains
call boxes throughout the area.
the event you are the victim of a crime or you experience a loss of
property, please contact the Department
of Public Safety immediately. The Department of Public Safety is
responsible for accepting reports
related to thefts or loss and then conducting whatever
investigations are necessary.
To report a crime at the Morningside campus dial:
for Emergencies On campus- 4-5555 / Off campus 854-5555.
For non-emergencies at Morningside 854-2797
To report a crime at the Medical Center campus dial:
For Emergencies 212-305-8100.
For non-emergencies at Medical Center 305-8100
To report a crime to the police in an emergency dial: 911.
For non-emergency dial your local precinct:
Morningside - (26Pct. - 678-1311)
(24 Pct. 678-1811 - South of 110th Street)
Medical Center - (33Pct.- 927-3200)
(34 Pct. 927-9711- North of 179th Street)
Department of Public Safety has an information line full of useful
crime prevention tips. Call 854-INFO(4636) for regularly updated
order to maintain a secure environment, property must be accounted
for when being removed from any
building. Property passes should be obtained through your
department administrator (Medical Center) or
via an authorized letter (Morningside). Property passes MUST
be approved by the department head or designee
and presented to Public Safety personnel upon request.
The Department of Public Safety
provides escorts within the Columbia University vicinity.
During the academic year, the Department utilizes trained
student escorts to assist with this service between the hours
of 7 P.M. and 3 A.M.. At all other times,
a Public Safety member will dispatch a staff member to escort
affiliates within the designated surrounding area. For
additional information, please consult the Public
Safety Annual Report.
Service -Morningside Campus: Call 854- SAFE
Service - Medical Center Campus: Call 212-305-8100
Shuttle Bus Information
The University provides
The Morningside Heights Shuttle Bus within the Morningside campus vicinity during the evening hours,
when classes are in session. An
Intercampus Shuttle Bus also operates between the Morningside campus, the Medical Center
campus and Harlem Hospital.
For information regarding the Lamont Shuttle
The University provides finger printing. This service is performed at the Public Safety Office located in Low Library Room 111. Please call before walking in to ensure there is qualified finger printing personnel available. Walk-in arrangements are normally provided for during the hours of 9:30am through 2:30pm, Monday through Friday, however, accommodations can be made during weekend hours, weekday evenings and nights by calling the Office at 212-854-2797 to ensure qualified personnel is available.
Department of Public Safety maintains a lost and found desk.
If you have lost property, you may inquire at Low
Library, room 111. The public safety operations desk is always
open. If you find property you may turn it in
to any Public Safety officer or at the Public Safety operations
desk. Please remember to request a receipt when turning
in property. Telephone inquiries may be made to 854-2797.
lost and found desk is located in the Black Building, Room 109.
Telephone inquiries may be made to 212-305-8100.
Public Safety Department welcomes your comments concerning our
service to the Columbia community. You
may contact us at any hour by calling: Morningside 854-2796 /
Medical Center 212-305-8100. You may send any correspondence
of Public Safety
Room 101 Low Library Mail
535 W 116 Street
York, New York 10027
Department of Public Safety supplies additional coverage for special
events. Departments wishing to utilize this
service should contact the Director of Special Operations for
rates and any restrictions. Telephone number 854-6797.
complaints allow us to review our policies and procedures, monitor
our personnel and implement changes when
The Department of Public Safety welcomes your feedback in order to
provide a safe and secure environment
the Columbia community. The Department accepts service
complaints at any time of the day and any day of the week.
may be registered in person (MS - 101 Low Library / CUMC - 109 Black
telephone (MS 212-854-2797 / CUMC 212- 305-8100) , by fax (MS
212- 932-0798 / CUMC 212- 305-5434),
or by letter. Clicking on this link can access a copy of our Service
Complaint Form. The
Service Complaint Form is in a .PDF file format. You will need
to use Acrobat Reader to view the form. You may report
complaints anonymously, if you choose. Once a complaint
is forwarded, a case number is assigned and you will be
of the outcome of the investigation. Service
complaints concerning other departments within the University will
and referred to the appropriate party within the University.