New York University president L. Jay Oliva today announced that Jules A. Martin, a 28-year veteran of the New York City Police Department and currently chief of the 2,000-officer NYPD Housing Bureau, has been appointed the new director of NYU’s Protection Services. Chief Martin will start at NYU on Monday, December 15.

Dr. Oliva said, “The safety of our students, faculty and staff is one of our highest concerns. We have had a strong record on this front, and a fine and dedicated group of officers in our Protection Services division. We want our community not only to be safe, but to feel safe.

“That’s why I am so pleased with the choice of Jules Martin as the new director of Protection Services. Chief Martin has had an admirable record as a law enforcement professional in a series of challenging assignments. He has been an important part of the team at the NYPD that has done so much to improve safety in our City. I know that he will bring these same talents to bear here at NYU. I welcome him to the NYU community.”

Chief Martin began his career as a patrolman in 1969. He rose through the ranks of the NYPD, serving in a number of posts both in the field and in headquarters. He was promoted to captain in 1989. He was made a deputy chief in 1994 and served as the executive officer of the Queens South Patrol Borough. He was promoted to Assistant Chief in 1996 and served as the commanding officer of Queens South and later of the Housing Bureau.

NYU’s Protection Services has a complement of more 200 trained officers who safeguard students, faculty and staff and protect NYU property. Protection Services operates around the clock. In addition to patrol duties, Protection Services provides crime protection and safety information to students, conducts student escorts at night, maintains a visible presence in NYU residence halls, buildings and the local community, acts as the liaison with the local police precincts.

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