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Office of Public Safety

Teachers College Office of Public Safety is dedicated to providing a safe, secure, and welcoming campus for all TC students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We accomplish this through a comprehensive approach to public safety.


The Office of Public Safety endeavors to support and educate the TC community through various ways, including sharing timely information on crime prevention and fire safety, campus emergency alerts, and providing safety-related training and instructional sessions. The goal of the Office of Public Safety is to assist the college in maintaining and fostering a student-centered, learning-focused campus where community members and visitors can feel safe, welcome, and flourish.


TC Office of Public Safety Mission Statement: 

Teachers College Office of Public Safety is committed to serving and protecting all members of our diverse community through a partnership focused on public trust and providing a safe and welcoming environment for all.


The Office of Public Safety strives to educate the TC community on how to best prepare for and respond to emergencies, should the need arise. On our site, community members will find the information available on  

  • Emergency Evacuation Plan
  • Emergency Response Protocols 
  • Emergency Preparedness Resources  
  • TC Emergency Notification System (TC Alert)       


In addition, information is available on community education and training on

  • Situational Awareness 
  • Crime Prevention 
  • Personal Safety  
  • Fire Safety
  • Crime Data & Statistics
  • Residence Hall Safety  
  • Special Event Requests  
  • And much, much more…. 

If you would like more information on any of the above subject areas, have any questions, or require further information, please contact the Office of Public Safety at 212-678-3111 during business hours Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, or email us at


TC’s Office of Public Safety is dedicated to your safety and well-being, ready to provide public safety services to the entire TC Community. Should you require our immediate assistance, please get in touch with us 24/7 at 212-678-3333 or x3333 from a campus RingCentral phone. Finally, we hope you will continue to visit the TC Office of Public Safety website. New and updated information will continue to be posted and made available to keep you informed and prepared while at Teachers College.


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