Public Safety

The mission of New York University's Department of Public Safety is to create a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to pursue their educational and professional goals across the Global Network University.

Public Safety in Brooklyn

NYU in Brooklyn’s round-the-clock security coverage is provided by NYU Public Safety. There are NYU public safety officers located at posts in the Rogers Hall main lobby and the Othmer Hall lobby.

The safety and security of our community are paramount. Students, faculty, and staff must work together to ensure that the School of Engineering is a safe and comfortable environment for all. Below are ways that we keep our community safe and secure, as well as tips that you can follow for your own safety.

Visit NYU Public Safety and view our Public Safety Services

In the event of an emergency, call 911 and/or contact Campus Public Safety at 646-997-3537.

ID Cards

  • All members of the community must carry their valid NYU ID card with them at all times. These cards must be scanned at each building entrance. Individuals are required to show their cards upon request to any Institute official. Damaged ID cards must be replaced through Facilities Management, 152 Jacobs Building. Lost cards must be reported and replaced by the owner.
  • Using someone else’s ID cards is a violation of the Code of Conduct and will lead to disciplinary sanctions.
  • All guests of NYU Tandon School of Engineering must be signed in by a host. The host is responsible for the actions of their guest. All guests must abide by the policies and procedures of the university.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is located in the Facilities Management office (JB 152). Please visit for any lost items or to hand in items found at the Brooklyn location. The hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Reporting Incidents

If you have safety concerns or witness a disturbance to the campus community, please report the incident to the New York University Department of Public Safety.

Online Form
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In Person
Seven days a week 24 hours a day a supervisor at 14 Washington Place, New York, New York 10003

By Phone
Department Central Command twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven days a week 212.998.2222

By Letter
Address to the Associate Director Investigation and Integrity Control c/o:

New York University Department of Public Safety
7 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003

MetroTech BID Public Safety

The School of Engineering's Brooklyn location is within MetroTech, a business and education center. MetroTech Business Improvement District (BID), a non-profit organization, provides security and other services for the area, including:

  • 28 Public Safety Officers with special Patrol/Peace Officer status
  • 24/7 patrols throughout the district
  • Bicycle patrol program
  • 23 closed-circuit TV monitors
  • Sophisticated communications equipment that links BID with the New York Police Department
  • Officer training provided by NYC Police Academy
  • Area Police-Private Security Liaison (APPL) Hub
  • District-wide Emergency Notification System

Coverage Requests for Special Events

Security guard coverage requests for special events can be made through the NYU Client Services Center (CSC). The CSC is staffed to receive requests every day from 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. on weekdays from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. on weekends. For more information on how to access the Client Services Center, see client services document.

Personal Safety Tips

We encourage you to be aware of your surroundings, the people you encounter, and your personal property when you are on or off site. Here are some helpful and simple ways to improve your safety.

If You Live in NYU School of Engineering Dorms

  • Have your ID with you at all times
  • Keep your residence hall room locked
  • Do not lend your keys or ID to anyone
  • If you do bring valuables, store them in your personal room safe
  • Have renters insurance
  • Let people know where you are going
  • Avoid being alone in isolated places such as the basement laundry room, deserted study lounges, etc

If You Live in the Surrounding Area:

  • Have good locks on your doors and windows — and use them!
  • Do not prop open doors. If someone is supposed to be in the building, they will have access.
  • Do not hide extra keys in easily accessible places
  • Do not let strangers into your home or apartment to use the telephone
  • Have working lights at all entrances and turn them on after dark
  • Let people know where you are going

When You Are Out

  • Travel in groups, preferably with 3 or more people
  • Don't carry a lot of money
  • Be aware of your surroundings — don't wear headphones, read, talk on the phone, or do anything else that might distract you. If you observe anyone or anything suspicious, walk to where there are other people and call the police.
  • Be careful when using outdoor ATMs at night or in unfamiliar locations
  • Do not get in a car with someone who is sleepy or under the influence
  • Refuse drinks from strangers
  • Never become so intoxicated that you lose consciousness or awareness of your surroundings
  • Do not be alone with strangers
  • Avoid taking the train/bus at night alone
  • When taking the subway, try to ride in the car with the conductor and avoid the last car

General Safety Tips

  • Program emergency contact information into your cell phone under the listing "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) and carry an ICE identification card in your wallet or purse. This can assist first responders in contacting family and friends in the event of an emergency.
  • Do not give out personal information to people you meet online
  • Do not list personal contact info, such as your address, on publicly accessible websites