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.

On behalf of the Department of Public Safety and Transportation, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Adelphi University!

Our department serves the Adelphi community and supports the University’s goal to foster an academic and living environment where everyone feels welcome, connected, included and respected. We pride ourselves on being a highly trusted partner, dedicated to ensuring that this diverse community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors is safe, engaged and prepared.

Core values of Pride, Professionalism, and Service guide our department and each officer at Adelphi. We continually strive to grow and enrich our partnership—with Adelphi students, faculty, and staff, and with the local community and law enforcement. Together, these many collaborations help to sustain our University’s open learning environment and keep it secure and safe.

I encourage all members of our community to support our continued success by responsibly maintaining awareness and reporting incidents. Feel free to browse our website to familiarize yourself with our department, how we support you, and the resources available to you.

We are proud to serve the Adelphi community 24/7 and welcome your outreach, concerns and questions. Go Panthers!

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: June 3 - August 14 Mon-Thu: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Fri: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Command Center Daily: 24-hour coverage
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