DPS to Reduce Services Effective Immediately

With growing concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), effective immediately, the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety (DPS) is taking additional steps recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health to promote social distancing and to reduce in-person contact. This will mean the reduction of some services, and modifications to some of our standard operating procedures.

  • Our emergency communications center is still fully operational and officers will continue to patrol the campus 24/7 and be available to assist you in the event of an emergency situation. If you need DPS, call us at 315.443.2224 or connect with us via the LiveSafe app.
  • For non-criminal or not in progress complaints, officers may first contact you by phone to provide assistance or take reports.
  • Instead of visiting our offices in Sims Hall to obtain services or file a report, many requests can be completed via a form on our website. However, if you do need to visit DPS, please follow the instructions posted inside at the main entrance on how to proceed. If an officer needs to meet with you in-person, they may ask you to step outside, which is consistent with CDC recommendations to increase social distancing.
  • Certain non-essential service needs like fingerprinting for noncriminal administrative needs have been suspended at this time.

Please visit the CDC’s website for additional health precautions. For Syracuse University-specific updates and information can be found at syracuse.edu/coronavirus.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this unprecedented and challenging time.