Inside Public Safety

Health and wellness tips

February 12, 2021

Achieving wellness goals is challenging, but Yale’s Counseling & Support Services , through Magellan make it easier. Get...

Public Safety partnering with Yale College on new response model

February 10, 2021

In the fall of 2020, Yale Public Safety made some procedural changes and piloted a differential response method ....

Yale Police Department co-sponsors two coat drives

February 10, 2021

In December, the Yale Police Department (YPD) helped co-sponsor a coat drive with the Dixwell Community Management Team (DCMT). Over 375 new coats, gloves, hats, and books were donated. Those items were distributed to...

Update on Kevin Jiang's murder

February 9, 2021

On Saturday, February 6, 2021, Kevin Jiang, a graduate student at the Yale School of the Environment, was shot and killed in New Haven. The New Haven Chief of Police Otoniel Reyes recently informed the public that Kevin might have been targeted. This incident highlights broader concerns about...

Yale Public Safety partners with the New Haven Hiring Initiative

January 19, 2021

Yale Public Safety continues to make it a priority to hire individuals from the New Haven community whenever possible. In the past few years, they have teamed up with the New Haven Hiring Initiative (NHHI) with great success. When the NHHI hears about opportunities within the department, they...

Canine Officer Whitney enjoying retirement

January 15, 2021

Meet Whitney, a beautiful black Labrador Retriever who served as a Yale Police Department (YPD) explosive-detection dog for almost seven years. Whitney, who retired from the department in May, was the department’s second explosive-detection canine. During her career, Whitney worked with...

Top Ten New Year's safety resolutions

January 4, 2021

Start the New Year off right, keep yourself and your belongings safe. Practice these ten easy-to-remember safety resolutions.

Pedistrian Safety - Don’t walk distracted (e.g. walking with headphones, texting and walking), look both ways before you cross or cross at the...

New Carl Moller Scholarship Program announced

January 4, 2021

The Yale Police Department is accepting applications for the new Carl Moller Scholarship Program. Any Connecticut high school student interested in a Law Enforcement career can apply. Five $1,000 scholarships...

Share your favorite recipe in the Winter Recipe Roundup!

December 4, 2020

Special thanks to the almost 90 Yale staff, faculty and graduate students who submitted recipes. The winners will be announced in January 2021 on the It’s Your Yale homepage. At that time, a link will be published for the Yale Community to access or download the...

Turkey Drive feeds many

December 4, 2020

Last month, the Yale Police Department (YPD) held its fifth annual Turkey Drive. This successful event, spearheaded by Officer Martha Ross, provided turkeys and dinners for local families. Volunteers helped to fundraise money and collect donations that included almost 700 turkeys with all the...

YPD assigns the right resources to public safety needs

November 20, 2020

Historically, the effectiveness of a police agency was measured in terms of response time. How quickly after a call is received that a patrol unit and officer(s) arrive at the complainant’s location. The theory being that citizen satisfaction was predicated on a rapid response.

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Yale Security sporting new uniforms

November 12, 2020

Since 2012, Yale Security Officers were easily identified by their high visibility greenish, yellow polo shirts. The idea behind that more traditional uniform was that security officers would be seen from a distance, and if someone needed assistance, they’d know who to approach for help....

Public Safety All-Hands Meeting

October 15, 2020

Ronnell Higgins, Director of Public Safety and Chief of Yale Police, hosted his first Public Safety All Hands meeting on Monday, September 28, 2020 — it was broadcast live via Zoom. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together the entire Yale Public Safety organization, including police,...

Pink Patches for cancer awareness

October 15, 2020

This October, the Yale Police Department (YPD) will again participate in the Pink Patch Project. A public awareness campaign, the Pink Patch Project is designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support...

The power of kindness

October 9, 2020

Captain Von Narcisse has made it his life’s mission to help people. As a police officer, he’s helped hundreds of people over his 22-year career. Two years ago, driving into work, he didn’t hesitate to assist when he came upon a bad car accident on Interstate 95. He found out later that the woman...

Yale Police Department participates in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training

September 9, 2020

The Yale Police Department (YPD) is committed to ensuring that all its officers are highly trained in crisis intervention. Recently, several YPD officers participated in the virtual 2020...

New Public Safety Patch

September 9, 2020

In early May, Yale Security unveiled their new patch (shown above left next to the old patch). The new patch reflects Security’s organizational affiliation within the Yale Public Safety umbrella. Yale’s standard logo is positioned at the top of the cloth patch–white against a Yale-blue...

Yale Central ID Center open by appointment

August 5, 2020

Beginning Monday, August 3, 2020, the Central ID Center will be open Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by appointment only. This is being done to maintain social distancing. The Medical School ID Center will remain closed. Please...

Message from Chief Ronnell Higgins

July 17, 2020

To the Officers and Staff of Yale Public Safety,

In June, the University put out a statement on the Yale Police Department in the time of historic change. With it was a personal letter from me, I hope you got a chance...

Investment money management opportunities offered by TIAA and the University

July 10, 2020

Below is a list of investment and money management opportunities offered by TIAA and the University.

Social Security strategies for married couples Married couples can take advantage of some strategies that may help to increase lifetime Social Security benefits. You...

Coming soon: Transition from MyTime to MyTime Lite

June 11, 2020

This summer, most managerial and professional and clerical and technical staff, as well as faculty managers who are time card approvers, will transition to using MyTime Lite for time entry and approval. This supports Yale’s efforts to better secure our computing environment by reducing...

ID centers and buildings prepare to reopen

June 10, 2020

As the University begins phase one of reopening the campus, Yale’s ID Centers are planning to reopen during phases two and three. Over the past several months, both Yale ID Centers were closed due to the pandemic. During that time, the Public Safety Systems and Services staff continued to issue...

LiveSafe – Like a blue phone in your pocket

June 10, 2020

Five years ago, Yale Public Safety introduced the LiveSafe app to the campus community. During that time, over 16,000 Yale and New Haven community members have downloaded the app–turning their phones into mini safety devices. LiveSafe gives students, staff, and faculty on campus an...

COVID-19 - Resources

April 15, 2020

Facilities staff are encouraged to review workplace guidance and other university resources listed below:

COVID-19 HR workplace guidance...

Photo Memories of Sergeant Earnest Klotsche

April 6, 2020

I want to extend our condolences to the family of Sergeant Earnest (“Skip”) Klotsche who passed away this weekend. Sergeant Klotsche was a wonderful supervisor, and even more, Skip was a friend to many of us. The Klotsche family shared photos of Skip as a father, grandfather, and friend. Please...

Yale Security seeks CALEA accreditation for the first time

March 11, 2020

At the beginning of the year, Yale Security started working towards its first official CALEA * (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) accreditation. Attaining this accreditation provides objective evidence of an agency’s commitment to...

Yale Security Week 2020

February 20, 2020
Attend a Yale Security Week Session (March 16 - 20, 2020)

Yale Security Week is a series of presentations, tours, trainings and conversations highlighting safety, security and other topics of interest. This year we are offering approximately 50 different sessions and have invited experts from...

Safety Orientations – Educating the Yale Community

February 13, 2020

Throughout the year, Yale Police and Security meet with staff, faculty, and students to discuss safety tips and available security services . These include the LiveSafe App, lockout services, blue light...

Lonely no longer – Officer Tristan Kiekel helps Yale Alum

November 13, 2019

Charlie Johnston needed help and Yale Police Officer Tristan Kiekel stepped in to assist. Tristan met Charlie about 3 years ago, he lives locally and is a Yale Alum–Jonathan Edwards (JE) class of 1964. Over the years, Tristan has helped walk his two dogs, shared pizza dinners, and checked...

Yale Police Department Turkey Drive - Make a difference

October 30, 2019

Help a family in need this Thanksgiving by contributing to or volunteering for the annual Yale Police Department (YPD) Turkey Drive. The YPD is accepting monetary donations now through November 15 to purchase turkeys and non-perishable foods. We are also seeking volunteers to pack food bags and...

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