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Safety News & Progress

Safety and security is of the utmost importance on our Yale campus. By reviewing the monthly Safety & Security Update and past minutes from the Safety & Security Committee you can stay up to date and review our progress.

Safety & Security Update:

Archive of the monthly Safety & Security Update.

February – March 2024

Your questions have helped identify additional ways to keep our community safe.

Read More: Public safety enhancements, garage and public parking, pedestrian and traffic safety

October – November 2023

Based on feedback provided during Community Safety town halls and through our online portal, this update provides information to keep you informed about ongoing efforts to maintain the safety and security of our campus.

Read More: Campus safety updates, important safety resources, and holiday safety tips.

September 2023

We remain committed to providing a safe and secure workplace across our community. This update provides information on strengthening security measures across the health system, including hospital campuses, clinics, and patient care settings.

Read More: YNHHS safety system plan, ambulatory and clinical safety protocols

August 2023

With the start of the 2023-2024 academic year, we wanted to remind you of important safety resources available to you as you explore all that the university and New Haven have to offer.

Read More: LiveSafe app, Blue Phones, join the next Community Safety town hall on Oct. 5.

July 2023

Yale New Haven Hospital has installed the "See Something Say Something" phone line, which is available 24/7 and connects with Protective Services for an immediate response. It is anonymous and can be used for reporting any violence by calling 203-688-7777..

Read more: decrease in street robbery, nighttime shuttle service, safe parking options.

June 2023

As part of our commitment to enhance transparency and communication regarding our safety and security efforts, we are writing as part of our first monthly YSM Safety and Security Update. In our recent conversations at the all-school town hall and in smaller gatherings, many of you have recognized that our efforts to improve safety and security must be ongoing and require a long-term approach. While a number of initiatives have been undertaken or are in development, we appreciate your patience and continued engagement with this sustained effort.

Read more: improvements in garage and parking lot safety, next generation of blue phones...

YSM Safety and Security Committee Minutes

  • April 17, 2024
    Agenda: Protective Services, Parking and Shuttle Updates, YSM mailboxes, April 10 YSM Community Safety town hall, Clinical Operations and Safety – Yale New Haven Health, 135 College St., Vision Zero initiative
  • February 22, 2024
    Agenda: Temple St. Garage, Vision Zero, 135 College St. Security, 333 Cedar St. Express, UPS/FedEx Drop Boxes, Workplace Violence Committee Update, Ambulatory Reporting Response Committee Update, Public Safety Advisories – Recent Commercial Robberies, Yale University Active Assailant Video Update
  • December 13, 2023
    Agenda: 135 College Security, YNHHS Security Update, YNHHS Ambulatory Security Plan, Next YSM Community Safety Town Hall, Hate Crimes and Central Campus
  • October 11, 2023
    Agenda: 2024 Town Hall schedule, Blue Phone Project, Clinical and Patient Data, Building Security, Outpatient/Ambulatory Security Planning System, Vehicular/Pedestrian Traffic Safety, Upcoming Trainings, Garage Safety
  • August 16, 2023
    Agenda: Yale Blue Phones; One Long Wharf; System Security Plans; Ambulatory and Clinical Satellite Safety & Security Protocol; Communications; 135 College Perimeter
  • April 19, 2023
    Agenda: New Haven Primary Care Clinic; Patient Discharge in Clinical Buildings; One Long Wharf; South Frontage Road; Keypad readers; Safety & Security Communication; Yale Security.
  • Jan. 19, 2023
    Agenda: Leased properties; One Long Wharf; South Frontage Road; Community Communications; Blue lights; Facilities.
  • Oct. 20, 2022
    Agenda: Security Assessment and Leased Properties; Safety Communications; Seamco Building; Access Control in Yale-affiliated buildings; Meeting accessibility.
  • May 25, 2022
    Agenda: Secure Ride Service & Escorts; Unsafe Pedestrian Crossings; Non-Yale Persons in YSM buildings; Assessment on Leased Properties; Safety Communications; Reporting Incidents and Criminal Activity; Follow-ups.
  • Feb. 22, 2022
    Agenda: Challenges; Recommendations; Safety & Security Committee Charter.