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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...

Yale Public Safety adding nine new bikes to its security fleet.

September 16, 2019

Yale Public Safety recently partnered with Zane Cycles in Branford to purchase nine new patrol bicycles including one electric-assist bike. All are black, Trek mountain bikes, with four especially fitted out for our instructors. The trainer bikes need to handle extra use and pounding, including...

Training for new security officers

September 5, 2019

In early August, three new security officers, Rubi Dorantes, Joshua Johnson and Kayla Rodriguez, began their eight week training program.

The first three days consisted of IPMBA (International Police Mountain Bike Association) bicycle training lead by Yale Security Manager Thomas Madera...

Community Policing - Donuts, ice pops, kids camp, and more

August 15, 2019

The spring and summer have been a busy time for the Yale Police Department (YPD). In their ongoing efforts to be good neighbors and community partners, members of the YPD organized or supported many events, fundraisers, and donut runs in and around the Yale and New Haven areas. All this work has...

FLEYA - High Schoolers get taste of law enforcement training

August 15, 2019

Thirty high school students, from across the state, spent a week immersed in law enforcement training during the fourth annual FLEYA (Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy) event. Held at Yale University, with classes and training lead by FBI agents and members of the Yale Police Department, this...

Officer Michael Claxton honored

August 15, 2019

Yale Police Officer Michael Claxton was recently honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) for his outstanding work in the community.

The CFF’s Finest is an event honoring New Haven’s outstanding professionals. This event gathers honorees who show exemplary leadership, are...

Staff Spotlight - David Boyd, director, Strategic Planning, Yale Public Safety

August 15, 2019

A valued member of the Yale community for over two decades, David Boyd keeps things moving forward in Public Safety with his vision, boundless energy, and passion for making a difference.

David began his career at Yale in the Development Office as programmer and analyst. Now, director of...

Health and wellness tips

August 15, 2019

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

Yale Public Safety welcomes students back to campus

August 15, 2019

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 Higgins, conduct mandatory student orientations for incoming first-year students and new graduate and professional students every August...

Yale Police Department welcomes Assistant Chief Anthony Campbell

June 25, 2019

Anthony Campbell joined Yale as an Assistant Chief of Police overseeing Patrol Operations, Community Engagement and Emergency Services, effective June 10, 2019.

Anthony is a twenty-one-year veteran law enforcement officer. He currently serves as an inspector with the New Haven State’s...

Yale Security participates in 2019 Annual Preparedness Drill

June 25, 2019

On Thursday, June 20, Yale Security participated in the 2019 Annual Preparedness Drill at the Yale University Health Center. The drill focused on response to an influx of patients. Yale Security personnel Judith Rivera, John Suarez, Dino Vece, Terence White and Thomas Anderson participated,...

Staff Spotlight - Officer James "Jimmy" Williams

June 25, 2019

Officer James “Jimmy” Williams celebrated a huge milestone this year with the Yale University Police Department—35 years of service. Jimmy is one of many in his family to answer a calling to public service. His father, Frederick J. Williams served as a New Haven Police Department captain for 35...

YPD partners with Youth Link for Youth and Police Initiative

June 25, 2019

In early May, Yale University Police officers and the Yale Community Engagement team partnered with Youth Link and the North American Family Institute (NAFI) prevention division to take part in the Youth and Police Initiative.

The program brings at-risk youth together with local beat...

Public Safety serves up burgers and smiles at the Elm City Freddy Fixer Parade

June 25, 2019
On Sunday, June 2, Chief Ronnell Higgins, the YPD Community Engagement team, and members from Yale Security and Police took part in the annual Elm City Freddy Fixer Parade—a long-standing event which originated in 1962 to celebrate the culture and history of the Black American community. In...

Yale Security takes part in Certified Institutional Protection Specialist Certification courses

June 25, 2019

On May 28, 2019, Managers Reginald F. Chavis, Brianne Kane, Lisette Delgado, and Paul Gallipoli taught the Certified Institutional Protection Specialist Certification Course. This training consisted of numerous instructional courses, including: Code of Conduct, Customer Service, Conflict...

Captain Von Narcisse presents at New Haven Academy

June 25, 2019

Yale Police Captain Von Narcisse was recently invited to join an interactive discussion with students of New Haven Academy. The discussion was part of the school’s “Senior Action Project” which tasks graduating students with addressing solutions to perceived community issues and presenting...

YPD Captain William Kraszewski celebrates 30 years at Yale

May 3, 2019
Police Captain William (Bill) Kraszewski recently celebrated his 30-year anniversary at Yale University. Bill has wanted to be in law enforcement for as long as he can remember. He’s always had admiration for police and “wanted to be that person to help and serve people”. In his free time, he...

An egg-celent time had by all at Egg Hunt 2019

May 3, 2019

On Wednesday, April 17, the Yale Police Department hosted Egg Hunt 2019 at Old Campus. This adult egg hunt, which was open to all Yale students, staff, and faculty, featured over 100 prizes from more than 19 local vendors, including Crossfit, Campus Customs, Fussy Coffee, Milkcraft, just to name...

YPD partners with Yale's eight affinity groups

May 3, 2019

Together we can accomplish great things

YPD is proud to partner with Yale’s eight affinity groups, which are open to all staff members and support recruitment, retention, education, advocacy, and community building.

Meet your YPD affinity liaisons:


A message from Chief Ronnell Higgins

May 3, 2019

Members of the Yale Police Department,

As head of Public Safety at Yale, the safety of both the New Haven and Yale communities is among my most important priorities each and every day. My commitment to the women and men of YPD is very deep as is our collective commitment to the...

April 2019 Crime Data

May 3, 2019

Crime data provides all of us with valuable information to help us see and understand what’s happening in our community. The alarm numbers were higher than usual in April, as the Public Safety System’s team addressed many alarm issues related to equipment repair, access, training, and...

ID Center Overhaul

March 21, 2019

Over the past several months, Public Safety and Security Systems have worked toward the goal of a complete simulation of both ID centers—aligning policies and procedures to meet the current administration’s vision, renovating both centers to reflect Public Safety professionalism, and...

Welcome to Inside Public Safety

March 21, 2019

Inside Public Safety is a monthly newsletter created for the Public Safety community to share information about upcoming events, projects, training opportunities, and more. We hope that you find the content interesting and relevant, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions.


"What's Going on" in Yale Public Safety

March 21, 2019

Public Safety is excited to launch it’s new Instagram video (IGTV) series, “What’s Going On”. In these weekly clips, Public Safety will share exciting news, announcements, and engaging posts!

Connect with us on...

Staff Spotlight - Public Safety

March 21, 2019

Do you or a colleague have an interesting or inspirational story to share? If so, we want to hear from you!

Each month, one or more of your Public Safety colleagues will be featured in Inside Public Safety’s Staff Spotlight. Please...

Upcoming Training and Events

March 21, 2019
Community Policing & Building Trust – a facilitated discussion April 3, 5, 10, & 12: Yale Police to collaborate with selected Yale students, faculty, and staff in a facilitated discussion to enhance community and police relations. Trust and transparency between police and...

YPD recognizes extraordinary contributions

March 21, 2019

Yale Police Department recently acknowledged a number of its members for superior conduct and extraordinary contributions to the Yale Community.

The recognition program consists of eight awards which can be awarded to YPD personnell:

Medal of Honor : The highest...