The Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides safety and security for the NYU community and its property, enabling our students, faculty and staff to achieve their academic and professional goals.
Our team includes approximately 400 administrative and uniformed personnel who provide safety and security directly at the Washington Square and Brooklyn campuses in New York City, and at portal campuses in Shanghai, China, and in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. We also deliver global security services at NYU’s eleven Study Away sites.
The 2018-19 academic year was marked by several major accomplishments at DPS. The achievements realized during the past year - including the integration of NYU Abu Dhabi Public Safety to ensure consistent service delivery, the preparation for accreditation assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), and the organizational merge with NYU’s Campus Services division, among others - position the Department to become a public safety leader in higher education, and augments our ability to provide the excellent service that our community needs and expects. The continuation of a strategic plan, as well as a focus on organization-wide goals have resulted in these enhancements and other expansions of our service offerings.
We are all dedicated to keeping our campuses safe places in which to live, learn, and work. I am excited to continue the partnership with all of NYU’s constituencies to work together to keep our community safe.