About the Department
The Department of Public Safety at LIU Post is located in the Facilities Services building at the northeast corner of the Campus. The Department has a full-time staff that consists of a Director, an Associate Director, three Administrative staff, six Field Supervisors and 22 Public Safety Officers. Public Safety Officers are licensed by the State of New York and are trained, certified and registered pursuant to the New York State Security Guard Act of 1992. The Department serves the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week year-round and may be reached by dialing 2214 (2222 for emergencies) on campus telephones (add prefix 299 when using outside lines).
The Department of Public Safety is concerned with the welfare and safety of all members of the campus community and their guests. The activities of the Department of Public Safety are enhanced by its close relationship with the Nassau County Police Department, the Old Brookville Police Department and the Old Westbury Police Department, all of whom share the responsibility of maintaining law and order on the Campus. These agencies often notify the Department of any off-campus arrest involving members of the Campus community if there is a perceived threat to the welfare of the other members.
Marked patrol units from the Department of Public Safety, as well as those from the aforementioned police departments, patrol the Campus regularly. Although Public Safety Officers are not peace officers, they do handle criminal acts and crime scenes until the police departments arrive. Suspects are identified and detained for action by the arriving police personnel.
Public Safety Services
The Department of Public Safety can also assist members of the Campus community in many non-emergency situations, from battery jump-starts to vehicle lockouts. If a member encounters any of these situations, he/she should contact the Department of Public Safety from any campus phone or use one of the many blue light emergency phones on campus. Provide the location, make, model and color of the vehicle, and a Public Safety Officer will respond.