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Public Safety

Public Safety

About the Office of Public Safety

Teachers College (TC) maintains a full service proprietary Public Safety staff charged with providing a safe and secure environment for the TC staff, community and its guests.  Public Safety staff members operate 24/7 providing security for both the academic and the residential buildings on campus.

The administrative offices for Public Safety are located in Whittier Hall, Suite 1A. 
Office hours: Monday through Friday, from 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Phone number:  212.678.3111
Fax number: 212.665.2929
 
The Public Safety dispatch center (CIC) is located in
the lobby of Whittier Hall at 1230 Amsterdam Ave. 
Hours of operation: 24/7 
Main number / Non-emergency:X 3220    
(Off campus or from a cell phone  212.678.3220) 
 
On-campus Emergency phone number: X 3333.  
(From a cell phone dial 212.678.3333)
Public Safety will contact Police, Fire, and/or EMS.  
 
   
Zankel Hall, Main Entrance Ext. 3334
Thorndike Hall, Security Booth Ext. 2001 
New Residence Hall Ext. 6100
Bancroft Hall Ext. 5246
 
Public Safety Officers are assigned to both fixed and mobile posts throughout  the campus.  Public Safety Desks at the Zankel Building, Whittier Hall, New Residence Hall, and Bancroft Hall are staffed 24/7. 
 
TC Public Safety is staffed by approximately 40 Uniformed Officers licensed by the State of New York and trained and certified as New York City Fire Safety Directors (FSD). Officer's are also certified in First Aid, CPR, and the operation of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED).  The managerial team is led by a Director of Public Safety, three Associate Directors and four Assistant Directors.

Public Safety Alerts

Announcements

Emergency Phone Numbers 

  • Campus phone X3333
    Non campus or from cell phone 212-678-3333

Non-emergency College Services

  • TC PS Non emergency 3220
  • TC PS Administrative Office 3111
  • TC Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)   8164/6640
  • TC Facilities 3010  
  • TC Residential services 3235  
  • TC Student Development and Activities 3690  
  • TC Risk Management 3482

TC College Services

  • TC General College Information  3000
  • Office of Diversity 8410   
  • CU  PS 212-854-5555    
  • CUMC 212-854-(HELP) 4357 
  • Barnard College  212-854-3362  
  • Counseling and Psychological Services   212-854-2878 
  • CU Medical Center 212-305-8100