The Department of Public Safety and Transportation patrols the entire campus and surrounding area, protect life and property, and work with Health Services to ensure that those sick or injured receive prompt medical treatment.

We also respond to and investigate reports of crime, enforce traffic regulations, fire safety, and conduct crime-prevention programs and seminars.

We maintain 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.

The mission of the Adelphi University Department of Public Safety and Transportation is to enhance the quality of life for the entire Adelphi community by maintaining a secure and open environment where the safety of all is balanced with the rights of the individual. This Department strives to accomplish its mission while adhering to its core values of Pride, Professionalism and Service to the University Community.

The success of this mission depends upon an effective working relationship between Public Safety and Transportation personnel and the diverse community at Adelphi. This includes students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Critical to this relationship is mutual respect. Therefore, we pledge to respect the diverse needs and interests of the community we serve. We pledge to be diligent and relentless in the protection of both life and property.

In return, we ask that our partners in this community assume their individual and collective responsibilities to make Adelphi University a place that is safe from crime, fear, disorder, and to provide a civil and open environment that fosters learning.

Adelphi University has long been committed to maintaining a comprehensive safety and crime prevention program for all members of the Adelphi community. With the assistance of our student, faculty and staff, and through the cooperative efforts of the Garden City community and local law enforcement agencies, this program has contributed to what we believe is an excellent record of safety.

This website is designed to inform you of the extensive Public Safety services performed by the University, and to assure you that while Garden City remains one of the safest neighborhoods on Long Island, and Adelphi University one of the safest campuses in the country, we remain as determined as ever to be vigilant about concerns for safety.

Working together as a community, we will continue to ensure a safe environment for everyone at Adelphi University.

Raymond Hughes
Chief of Campus Safety and Emergency Management
Department of Public Safety and Transportation

Community Affairs

Adelphi University Department of Public Safety is dedicated to a strong partnership with the community we serve. To effectively create and maintain a safe and secure environment, the Department of Public Safety actively engages in the day to day operations on campus.

Who We Are

Our staff and carefully selected and trained male and female officers, many of whom have law enforcement backgrounds, are here to keep you safe. Officers provide vehicle, bicycle and foot patrols to the entire campus.

Public Safety Information

Find out how the Department of Public Safety and Transportation continues to make everyone feel safe, secure and welcome here at Adelphi.

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Levermore Hall, 113
  • Office Hours Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Wed: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Command Center Daily: 24-hour coverage
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