Public Safety News

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....

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....