Community Policing Partnerships

Yale takes pride in its nationally recognized campus police department. Yale police are committed to being engaged with the university community. The goal for Yale police is to constantly improve open lines of communication with students, faculty and staff. Yale police have developed many community outreach programs, committees, and comprehensive officer training to ensure an accountable agency.

Teams and Committees

Community Engagement Team

Fostering trust is a priority of Yale. The Community Engagement Team interacts with student groups, residential colleges, the athletics department, New Haven communities, and others to be aware of campus needs and concerns. The team works collaboratively with community members to address issues and concerns.

New Haven Community Police Partnership

Selected members of the Yale Police have been assigned to partner with the New Haven Police Department and participate in regularly scheduled community management team meetings in neighborhoods bordering Yale. The community management team meetings are held monthly in the New Haven’s police districts to provide a forum for city representatives, businesses, and residents to share information and address neighborhood issues.

Police Advisory Board

The Yale Police Advisory Board is an independent and diverse group that advises the vice president for human resources and administration on investigations and provides reports resulting from civilian complaints about the Yale Police Department. The seven-member board consists of faculty, staff, students, and a representative of the New Haven community.

Events and Community Outreach

The Yale Police Department participates in community events on Yale’s campus, in New Haven, and at other locations with fellow law enforcement agencies, listed below are many of our featured events:

  • Annual Chili Cook-off for Toys for Tots
  • Battle of the Badges
  • Channel 3 Kids Summer Camp
  • Citizens’ Police Academy
  • Future Law Enforcement Academy (FLEYA)
  • Halloween/Prospect Street
  • Heroes’ Day at the Bowl
  • Mother’s Day outreach
  • New Haven Police Department Police Activity League (NHPD PAL) Summer Camp
  • New Reach Community Outreach Center Diaper Drive
  • The Pink Patch Project
  • Tour da Force Bike Ride
  • Turkey Dinner Food Drive
  • Veterans Day YPD Honor Guard
  • YPD Blood Drive

Safety Orientation

It is important that Yale students, staff, and faculty are actively aware of what is happening in their community. Yale Public Safety staff, including Chief Anthony Campbell, conduct mandatory student orientations for incoming first-year students and new graduate and professional students. These presentations highlight the Yale Police Department’s inclusive policing approach and will explain the role of police on campus.

Watch our latest public safety video, explaining our role and describing how officers work with the community to ensure a safe campus.

Social Media

Follow Yale Public Safety on Facebook, Instagram, X (Twitter), and YouTube for information about our safety and security services.

Feedback and Recognition

Yale Public Safety strives for excellence in the delivery of services; therefore, your feedback is important to us. Contact our department to submit comments, suggestions, or concerns. We place tremendous value on the input provided by members of the Yale and New Haven community. Your assistance in helping us enrich our services is greatly appreciated.

We have created an online commendation form to recognize our officers for commendable acts. We encourage members of our community to submit information about a commendable action by one of our officers or associates so that we can properly recognize their actions.