What We Do

The Department of Public Safety works to maintain a safe, secure learning and living environment on the Syracuse University campus and in the surrounding campus areas.

DPS accomplishes this by:

providing a consistent community policing patrol presence, which can be adjusted and concentrated in specific areas during special events or based upon population volume at specific times of day;

inspecting and maintaining alarm and sprinkler system equipment directly related to the safety and well-being of University building occupants, in compliance with all Federal and New York State requirements;

planning and preparing for emergency situations before they happen in collaboration with offices and departments across campus, and ensuring a smooth response to incidents which do arise.

 

Our primary objectives are:

• to be proactive in detecting, reporting, and addressing safety and environmental hazards
• to protect life and property and enhance the quality of life in our community
• to proactively inspect and maintain all fire- and life safety-related equipment and systems
• to provide efficient and courteous assistance to the public
• to have a positive impact on the behavior of those in our community
• to be proactive in preventing crime, lawlessness, and disorder
• to fairly and impartially enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations
• to effectively apply our resources to identify and arrest offenders
• to educate our community about personal protection and crime prevention

 

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