For the latest news and procedures regarding the College's Covid protocols please visit: 

In an effort to both properly and safely manage our campus and surrounding community, we are requiring that all parties formally request access to campus prior to arrival.  Anyone looking to access the CCNY campus during this time will need to follow the appropriate request and approval procedures.  We will continue to keep you updated as these procedures roll out.  Additionally, all parties accessing the campus during this time will  need to show ID (Govt. issued or CCNY/CUNY).  ID services are being managed remotely; more information can be found at 

The Department of Public Safety takes pride in providing a worry free environment for our many students from diverse backgrounds.  Preserving the safety and well-being of our community is our goal.  Monthly newsletters are broadcasted to keep the college community informed of workshops and events hosted by the department. We do encourage all to attend as we believe that a knowledgeable community will be a safer one.



CUNY Alert is a free emergency notification system that enables the University or the individual Colleges to advise students, faculty and staff of an emergency situation such as police activity or school closings due to severe weather, in a timely fashion to protect lives and minimize campus disruption. Depending upon the severity of the incident, CUNY Alert messages can range from specific instructions to general warnings.  All CCNY Students, Faculty and Staff are automatically enrolled and will receive CCNY Specific CUNYAlerts via their College email accounts.  You can easily customize how you receive alerts (via texts, phone calls, emails, etc.) by logging into your CUNYFirst account then going to your CUNYAlert settings. 

Security starts with you so don't be passive!  You must 
take care of yourself and you must plan for no help being available and for your plans to fail when you need them most. If you are serious about protecting yourself, you must understand that you are the first responder. Police officers, medical personnel, and firefighters must be viewed as second responders. You must be an active participant in your own rescue.

One of the best ways to prepare for all contingencies is by making sure that your CUNYAlert notifications are the best for you! 


Crime Prevention Workshops are offered to all members of the City College community. This will give everyone a chance to meet with Public Safety Officers and learn of the many services provided by the department. These include:

Crime prevention awareness and tips on how to stay safe
Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault / Awareness and bystander intervention
Personal Self Defense Awareness, tips and training
Emergency preparedness/ Active Shooter presentation (training)
Registration and etching of electronic devices and bicycles in the event property is lost or stolen.  

ID Policy

The ID policy is strongly enforced, all students, faculty and staff are required to carry and provide a validated CCNY photo ID card at all times.  Visiting guests conducting official business are required to sign in at the lobby in each building with a valid government issued photo I.D.


Click on GETTING THERE for more information on the Shuttle Service.  

The Public Safety Department is located at:

ROOM 4/201
160 Convent Avenue,
New York, NY 10031

The Public Safety Department twitter page is:

Our mission is to provide a safe environment to work, live and learn.  We do this by protecting the life and property of all students, faculty, staff and visitors.  We carry out our mission regardless of ones race, color, religion or creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, physical or mental disability or veterans status. 

The Department of Public Safety employs highly trained, full time Peace Officers and Security Guards. We maintain close ties with the New York City Police Department; we are in regular contact with the local precincts where incidents are reviewed and deployment is analyzed in order to better serve the College.  We are here to serve our community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by patrolling the campus and surrounding area in marked vehicles, by staffing fixed posts, by monitoring closed circuit television cameras, and other protective measures.  We are trained to be both proactive and reactive.  We also advise our community of crime trends and other safety issues via emails, by posting alerts on this web page and by using CUNYAlert, a mass notification system.  

There is a free College Shuttle Service that loops around the campus. It also goes to the nearest subway stations. Check this website for exact stops and times. You can reach us 24 hours a day at (212) 650-6911. FOR EMERGENCIES (212) 650-7777. 


NAC 4/201



(212) 650-7777
(212) 650-6911
(212) 650-7991


Executive Director

Pat Morena                 
(212) 650-7997

Director of Support Services

Lt. George Crinnion     
(212) 650-7992

Administrative Operations 

Lt. Archie Washington    
(212) 650-5631

The Special Operations, Crime Prevention
and Investigations Unit

(212) 650-6479

Director of Investigations

Lt. Anthony Laperuta   
(212) 650-5640

Crime Prevention Specialist

Timothy Gramprey      
(212) 650-6038

Field Operations

Lt. Edward Hickey           
(212) 650-7409

Community Affairs Specialist

Taish Rochester              
(212) 650-7635

Parking Information

NAC 4/201                  
(212) 650-7183




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Pat Morena
Executive Director
Public Safety and Security