Public Safety and Transportation

 

About the Department of Public Safety and Transportation

Learn about what we do to assist everyone in the Adelphi Community.

The University Department of Public Safety and Transportation, located at Levermore Hall, Suite 113, provides Public Safety services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Adelphi Public Safety Staff 2017

The department consists of an executive director, two associate directors, three lieutenants (one of which manages the transportation and parking services), six sergeants (one of which is the crime prevention supervisor), and 36 carefully selected and trained male and female officers, many of whom have law enforcement backgrounds. Public Safety Officers provide vehicle, bicycle and foot patrols of the entire campus, parking lots, buildings, and residence halls; protect life and property; in concert with Health Services ensure that those sick or injured receive prompt medical treatment; respond to and investigate reports of crime; enforce traffic regulations, fire safety, and conduct crime-prevention programs and seminars. Jurisdiction is limited to the interior and the sidewalk perimeter of the Garden City campus and Parking Field 9 (Garden City pool), a non-campus location. Each of the centers provides security only for the interior space that is leased by the University.

The Department of Public Safety and Transportation maintains a close working relationship with the Garden City, Hempstead, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Poughkeepsie and the New York City police departments, all of which provide police services, including criminal investigation and emergency services. Although Adelphi Public Safety Officers are not peace officers and therefore do not have authority to make arrests as such, they do provide crime-scene services pending the response of the law enforcement agency concerned. Officers have the authority to issue parking and moving violation summonses on campus, and have the authority to request identification of persons on campus. The University maintains a Memorandum of Understanding with the Garden City Police Department, which has geographical jurisdiction to investigate alleged criminal offenses that occur on the main campus in Garden City. The police department and the University’s Department of Public Safety communicate on an almost daily basis discussing types of incidents occurring on or in proximity of the campus.

Furthermore, the department has a close working relationship with members of the New York City Police Department’s first precinct covering the Manhattan Center, the Suffolk County Police Department, covering the Hauppauge Center, and the Poughkeepsie Police Department, covering the Hudson Valley Center. Each department is contacted annually or as needed to ascertain whether any Clery crimes occurred that impact reportable crimes.  In addition, Public Safety maintains a close relationships with other local and federal law enforcement authorities.

 

For further information, please contact:

Public Safety and Transportation
Levermore Hall, Suite 113
p – 516.877.3500 or dial "5" from any on-campus phone

Regular Office Hours
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday:  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

After hours calls will be received by the  24-hour Public Safety Command Center in Levermore Hall, Suite 113.

 
 
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