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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 all TC students, staff, community, and guests. Public Safety staff members operate 24/7, providing security for both the academic and the residential buildings on campus.

The members of TC’s Office of Public Safety team are highly trained public safety professionals responsible for ensuring best practices in the areas of campus safety, security, and emergency management. Public Safety Officers are assigned to both fixed and mobile posts throughout the campus.  Public Safety Desks at the Zankel Building, Whittier Hall, and New Residence Hall are staffed 24/7. 


TC Public Safety is staffed by approximately 28 Uniformed Officers licensed by the State of New York and trained and certified as New York City Fire Safety Directors (FSD). Public Safety Officers are also certified in First Aid, CPR, and the operation of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED), and they are the first responders to emergencies on the TC Campus. The Office of Public Safety also manages the campus access control system, the closed circuit television camera system (CCTV), and the emergency alarm system. 


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