Department of Public Safety

Your Public Safety

The Security and Public Safety unit consists of the Director of Security, an Associate Director for Operations, and three Assistant Directors who oversee: Training and Procedures, Fire Safety/Fire Drills, Special Events, Scheduling, Records, Officer Discipline and Supervision, Alarm Systems, Technical Equipment, Investigations and Crime Prevention, Key Control and Supervision of Locksmiths, Lost and Found, Assignment and Maintenance of College Vehicles, and the Supervision of the CUNY Card I.D. and Access Control Center.

The Security unit also includes 9 Campus Peace Officers(Sergeants), 35 Campus Peace Officers (Patrol Officers), and 27 Campus Security Assistants. All Officers undergo training, which involves: classroom instruction on Law, Communication Techniques, Customer Service, Substance Abuse, Disability Awareness and Arrest Processing. Mandatory updated training on these courses are given on a yearly basis.

All Officers must receive certification each year in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, First-Aid and Use of Weapons.

Campus Peace Officers are sworn Officers of New York State and have arrest powers

Campus Peace Officers make scheduled and random patrols in all Baruch buildings and an Officer is stationed in the lobby of each building. The Officers carry portable radios to communicate with each other, their base of operations, and to summon aid if necessary. An Assistant Director is always present on campus while classes are in session. Baruch's Director of Campus Security and Public Safety and several Assistant Directors are former members of the New York City Police Department and are trained in police procedures, investigative techniques, and New York State Law.

Campus Security operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Office us located in Room 102 at 17 Lexington Avenue (Lex. Ave. & 23rd St.). The phone number is 646-660-6000. The Baruch emergency number is Ext. 3333 and should be used for emergencies only! In the event of immediate danger, dial 911 - New York City's emergency assistance phone number. (13th Precinct 230 East 21st Street (212) 477-7411)

Security provides guidance and assistance to crime victims in reporting incidents to the police. Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of the victim. If necessary, a member of the Baruch Safety Service will guide a victim through the criminal justice system.

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

Fire Drills required by The New York City Fire Department for Hi-rise facilities, mandate fire drills to be conducted in all buildings, for each session of each semester.  These drills are the requied evacuation procedures and re re-inforced on our website and blackboard with video instructions for each building.