For NYU’s Department of Public Safety, the safety and wellbeing of NYU community members across our global network is a top priority. In New York, Public Safety has several locations open to community members, including 561 LaGuardia Place and 7 Washington Place in Manhattan, and 2 MetroTech in Brooklyn.

  • At 561 LaGuardia Place, the lobby is open around the clock and staffed with Public Safety Officers available to provide assistance.
  • The 7 Washington Place lobby is the home of Lost and Found and ID Card Services during weekday business hours.
  • Public Safety’s 2 MetroTech location in Brooklyn also houses an ID Card Service Center open Monday through Friday.

In addition, there are Public Safety Officers at the entrances of many NYU buildings, including residence halls. Facilities where a Public Safety Officer is posted 24/7 have a green light posted outside. An NYU ID card is required for entry into all NYU buildings. There are also emergency call boxes placed across campus that are easily accessible in case of an emergency.

People walking by the NYU Public Safety Office located on Mercer Street. It has a large decal on the window featuring a badge and the words

Safe NYU Mobile App

Through this free mobile app developed by the Department of Public Safety, students can call 911 for life-threatening emergencies and receive push notifications or real-time updates about situations on or near campus. The app functions as a mobile emergency call box and provides options for students to anonymously report incidents and communicate directly with Public Safety. The app is also useful outside of the New York City area. There is safety information for more than 190 countries and it offers safety preparedness tips, transportation information, and emergency numbers with the tap of a button.

Public safety officer walking and talking with a student
A hand holding up a smartphone with the SAFE NYU app on the screen. It is followed by two screenshots from the app. The first shows resources and contacts for students and the second explains the
Student speaking with a Public Safety officer stationed at the front desk
An NYU shuttle bus parked on Broadway
Shuttle vehicle with the words
Student at the Photo ID Center getting their picture taken.
NYU student shaking hands with a Public safety officer who is sitting behind their desk
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NYU Safe Ride

NYU Safe Ride provides free transportation between buildings for students between the hours of 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. Safe Ride vans offer on-demand shared rides to and from NYU facilities in Manhattan and to three local mass transit stations in the campus vicinity. Students can request a ride using the Safe NYU Mobile App or by calling the Department of Public Safety.

Brooklyn Overnight Shuttle

Students who need overnight transportation between the Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses can take advantage of the Brooklyn Overnight Shuttle, which operates concurrently with Safe Ride. The Brooklyn Overnight Shuttle offers scheduled, fixed-route service that operates every 30 minutes between the boroughs.