Public Safety Authority
The Department of Public Safety for Hunter College is located on the B – 1 Level of the West Building at the 68th Street Main Campus. The Administrative offices of Public Safety and the 24 hour Central Command Desk are also located on that level. Public Safety Officers provide security and fire safety services to the Hunter College community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Officers are stationed at all Hunter campuses, which include the buildings at the Main Campus (68th Street and Lexington); the School of Social Work (79th Street and Lexington); The Brookdale Campus (25th Street and 1st Avenue); the Voorhees Campus – Master of Fine Arts (41st Street and 9th Avenue); the Hunter Campus High School (94th Street and Park Avenue) and the Roosevelt House located on East 65th Street near Park Avenue.
Campus Peace Officers (CPO’s) are charged with the responsibility of making sure federal, state and local laws, as well as University policies and procedures are obeyed. Although officers are not city police officers, they are granted “Peace Officer” status through the State of New York and have limited arrest powers on all Hunter campuses. This allows officers to make an arrest and to search and seize evidence in connection with an arrest as long at the crime was committed in their presence or for a felony, not committed in their presence or view, but reasonable grounds exist that the offense was committed by the person the officer is arresting on the campus. The Hunter College Public Safety Department also maintains a strong working relationship with the City of New York Police Department (NYPD) as well as county, state and federal authorities and the City of New York Fire Department.
Note: The Hunter College Department of Public Safety does not monitor or provide security at any off-campus events; or for any off-campus organizations and/or residences not owned by Hunter College.