A message from Chief Ronnell Higgins

Response to the Killing of George Floyd

Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins shared a special note in a recent announcement on The Yale Police Department in a Time of Historic Change. He also shared a message with the YPD following the killing of George Floyd, emphasizing the need for Yale Police Officers to always exercise careful judgment and empathy in every situation.

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COVID-19 Update

On behalf of Yale Public Safety, I want to assure you that Yale’s Police Officers and Security teams remain fully committed to their responsibility of providing quality service and protection to the Yale community during this unprecedented and challenging time. To help keep our police officers and the community healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, the department has temporarily modified a few of their patrol procedures when responding to certain incidents and calls for service in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and align with industry best practices.

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The Yale Police Department has primary responsibility for patrolling the Yale campus and also serves in a supportive role to the New Haven Police Department as an extended patrol area. View the campus boundary map. (If an accessible version of the map is required please contact safe@yale.edu.)

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