Public Safety News

Blood Drive April 13th Sponsored by YPD SWAT Team & Yale NROTC Undergraduate Association

March 21, 2016

On Wednesday, April 13th from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. the Yale University Police (YPD) SWAT Team in cooperation with Yale Navy ROTC Undergraduate Association will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive at YPD Headquarters, 101 Ashmun Street in the rear of the building. The American Red Cross...

YPD Welcomes New Director of Compliance & Strategic Initiatives

March 14, 2016

The Yale Police Department is proud to welcome Lisa Skelly-Byrnes to our ranks. Lisa starts today as our Director of Compliance and Strategic Initiatives reporting directly to Chief Ronnell Higgins.

In this new public safety role, she will be responsible for developing, managing and...

Two Yale PD Dispatchers Celebrate Milestones

February 26, 2016

Congratulations to Yale Police Department Dispatchers Anthony Notarino & Michael Granucci who recently celebrated milestones at Yale. Anthony has 20 years of service with Yale and Michael has 10 years of service. They took a very fast break to get their photo taken proudly holding their...

Two YPD Officers Receive MADD Awards

June 22, 2015
Every year since 1986, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has held an annual Law Enforcement Recognition Ceremony. This year, two Yale University Police (YPD) Officers , Sergei Orshansky and Leo Otero, received awards for their DUI enforcement...

Yale Police Host A Bike Rodeo for Kids

June 9, 2015

In celebration of Bike Month, the Yale University Police Department (YPD) in partnership with Connecticut Safe Kids and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center held its first Bike Rodeo for Kids. Children ages 6 to 12 from the New Haven and Yale communities were invited to learn about bike safety...

First Annual Bike Rodeo at the Yale Police Department

May 1, 2015

The Yale University Police Department (YPD) along with Safe Kids Connecticut and The Connecticut Children’s Medical Center will be holding its first Annual Bike Rodeo at the YPD headquarters, Sunday May 31st from 10 a.m. to Noon.

This free event will take place in in the rear of the Yale...

Public Safety Message from Chief Ronnell Higgins

April 22, 2015

To the Yale Community:

As the weather improves and more of us are out and about on campus and the city, it is a good time to remember some actions that you can take to help reduce crime.

Overall, 2015 crime on and near campus continues trending down. However, recently a number of...

Yale Security Officer Wins Presidential Carbon Charge Task Force Contest

March 19, 2015

Big congratulations to Security Officer Eric Traester the grand prize winner in Yale’s Presidential Carbon Charge Task Force Contest.

The Presidential Task Force held two contests in January as a means of engaging the Yale community in identifying energy-saving opportunities on...

YPD Officer Receives Life Saving Medal

March 3, 2015

Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins is proud to announce that Officer Dan Sentementes was issued the Life Saving Medal for reviving an unconscious man during an evening call March 2nd.

After responding to the report of a man down near York and Crown Streets, Officer Sentementes arrived to...

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - January 9th

January 9, 2015
Today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. For all the men and women who risk their lives everyday to keep us safe! Read a message from Chief Higgins and proclamation from Governor Dannel Malloy

Public Safety Message from Chief Ronnell Higgins

January 5, 2015

To the Yale Community:

As we begin a new semester, I write to remind you of some steps you can take to help prevent crime and to support the efforts of the police. The city of New Haven reported reductions in all crime categories in 2014. Read about that...

New Haven Community Can Now Sign Up for Yale Alerts

December 1, 2014

Effective immediately, Yale contractors, visitors, neighbors and members of the New Haven community can now sign up to receive Yale Alerts. The need for this service became very apparent during the events of November 25th. The process is simple, follow the link below, set up an account, and you...

Help the Officers of YPD Fill a Cruiser With Toys for the New Haven Community

November 21, 2014

New Haven, Conn. – Help the Officers of Yale University Police Department (YPD) fill a cruiser with toys this holiday season. Bring an unwrapped toy (appropriate for children between the ages of 5 and 12) to the locations listed below, meet the friendly officers of YPD and get...

Public Safety Message from Chief Ronnell Higgins

November 21, 2014

To the Yale Community:

On behalf of the men and women of the Yale Police Department, I write to share a few useful steps you can take to prevent crime, stay safe, and support the efforts of the Yale and New Haven Police departments. I am pleased to report that violent crime continues a...

Abbey Road’ at Yale: Promoting Pedestrian Safety

September 12, 2014

Yale’s Office of Environmental Heath & Safety ( EHS ) wants you to follow the lead of the Beatles when you cross the streets around campus. The Fab Four were photographed in a crosswalk on Abbey...

Yale’s bike officers: ambassadors on two wheels

September 2, 2014

There are many advantages to the Yale Police Department’s bicycle unit — not the least of which is the interaction the officers can have with members of the community....

Yale Police Department Promotes Two Officers

August 1, 2014

Congratulations goes out to YPD’s Keith Pullen and Kristina Reech on their recent promotions. Sergeant Keith Pullen has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Officer Kristina Reech to the rank of Sergeant.

“Both have demonstrated a commitment to serving the changing occupational,...

Police dog Eli — R.I.P.

June 16, 2014

He never wore a uniform, never drove a squad car or made an arrest, but he was a prized member of the Yale Police force — and, arguably, the one who most enjoyed being scratched behind the ears. Read More.

Chief Higgins Wins Elm Ivy Award

April 8, 2014

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and Yale University President Peter Salovey presented six individuals and two groups with Yale University Seton Elm-Ivy Awards at a campus ceremony on April 9....

Public Safety Message from Chief Ronnell Higgins

March 25, 2014

To the Yale Community:

As many of you return to campus following spring break, I write to remind you of steps you can take to help prevent crime and to support the efforts of the Yale and New Haven Police Departments.

Overall, crime on and near campus continues trending down. The...