Public Safety News from 12/2019

YPD Turkey Drive feeds 1,400 people

December 11, 2019

Last month, the Yale Police Department (YPD) held its fourth annual Turkey Drive. The successful drive, spearheaded by Officers Martin Parker and Martha Ross, raised over $7,300. The money was used to buy over 300 turkeys with all the trimmings—cranberry sauce, gravy, yams, and more. Thanks to...

Public Safety climbs like never before

December 11, 2019

Several of Yale’s Security officers assigned to the Prospect Hill area are testing a new kind of bike. Recently, Yale Public Safety purchased a Trek Powerfly electric mountain bike. This model is an e-assist bike, meaning that the rider still pedals manually but has the option of activating one...

Historic Yale Bowl surveillance goes high tech

December 11, 2019

Built in 1914, the Bowl spans 12.5 acres and has had only a few structural alterations, with the last in 2006. That all changed recently with a major fiber optics upgrade at the site. Over the summer, new state-of-the-art cameras were installed and paired with ground-based radar technology....