If you are in immediate danger or in an emergency, call 911. Otherwise, call Yale Police at 203-432-4400 to file a report and receive further instructions on what to do.
You can request a Blue Phone using this form.
No. Leaving doors propped open is never a good idea. It can lead to burglaries that are very difficult to solve and also leads to other, much graver crimes. Therefore, the convenience gained from leaving a campus door propped open is not at all worth the risk it entails.
You can find a list of the safety services that we offer here.
You can find a map of the Blue Phones here.
You can find information about the Clery Report and links to the reports from the past seven years here.
Yes, security and police officer coverage can be obtained if you request it at least three days prior to your event. Click here for more information and to find the request form.
Call 911 or the Yale Police at 203-432-4400 or call the New Haven Police. You may also contact the SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources & Education) Center for advocacy, education, and support at 203-432-2000. Details of other resources can be found at the SHARE Center website.
The University will use emergency contact numbers and email addresses that have been registered to communicate with you during emergencies. You should program the Yale Alert number, 203-432-5830, into your phone so that you recognize a call or a text message that comes from this number in the case of an emergency. The Yale Alert system and all methods of emergency communications are tested community-wide four times per year. More information can be found on Yale Emergency Management’s website.
Lost, stolen, or damaged ID cards should be reported immediately to Yale Security at 203-785-5555. Replacement cards are available at the ID Card Center (246 Church St.) during normal business hours. During non-business hours, temporary ID cards are available at the University Police Department, located at Phelps Gate. More information can be found here.
For undergraduates on campus, during business hours (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) please visit your Residential College Master’s Office to be let into your room. When the Master’s Office is closed, you can call Yale Security at 203-785-5555 and a uniformed Yale Security Officer will be dispatched to your location to provide this service. You will be asked to sign a lockout form that will be given to your Master’s or business office. Students, please be prepared to provide your name, contact information, the college in which you reside, entryway letter, room number, floor, and the last four digits of your Social Security number for verification purposes when calling Yale Security. You will be instructed to wait for the officer in front of the locked door. Should you be able to open your door prior to the officer’s arrival, please call Yale Security and inform them that services are no longer needed.
The Emergency Management at Yale website has the information you want.
Anyone who has an active Yale Net ID and passcode can sign up for and use Bulldog Mobile.
If one of your Apple devices goes missing, iCloud can help you figure out where you left it. Just sign in at iCloud.com or use the Find My iPhone app to see your missing Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on a map. iOS 6 and iCloud offer Lost Mode, making it even easier to find and protect a missing iOS device. With Lost Mode, you can immediately lock your device and send it a message with a contact number. Then whoever finds it can call you from the Lock screen without accessing the rest of the information on your device. Visit http://www.apple.com/icloud/features/find-my-iphone.html for more information.
If you change your cell phone number, you should immediately log into your Bulldog Mobile account and update your profile with your new number. Though you will not be asked to create a new profile, you should review your existing profile and confirm that the information is up to date.
The YPD is located at 101 Ashmun Street, right next to Yale Health on the Red Line of the Yale Shuttle.
In addition to a recent photo, your home address and emergency contact info, we suggest adding the following: height, weight, and hair color; residential college; bike model; medical history (i.e., diabetes, allergies, etc.); or car make and model.
No. If you leave Yale University, your personal profile and account information will be removed from the system after 185 days. Upon your return, you will need to register your personal phone number and information again.
Between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Any person with a valid Yale ID card can obtain a safe walking escort or safe ride from Yale buildings to residences, from residences to Yale buildings within the service boundaries by calling 203-432-WALK or 203-432-6330.
The vast majority of crime on campus is property crime (95%), especially involving electronic portable items such as laptops, cell phones, and iPods. Thieves are constantly looking for unattended, easily transportable, and valuable property to take. Most of the property stolen is left unattended in public areas or in unlocked rooms, public spaces (such as libraries), or offices. The best advice to follow is to never leave your property unattended and to always lock your door.
You should call 911 immediately. You should not delay in calling, as any delay could be life threatening depending on the level of intoxication. The Police's main focus is to get the person immediate medical attention and not to get you or them in trouble. The health and well-being of the person should far outweigh any concerns about disciplinary action.
YPD officers patrol campus and the area immediately surrounding it, while NHPD has jurisdiction for the entire city. Both police forces are composed of armed officers with full arrest powers. In case of an emergency always call 911; the call will go to either YPD or NHPD depending on your location. Either way, there will be a response to your location, by either the YPD alone or both departments. To reach the YPD directly for routine non-emergencies, call 203-432-4400.
Yes. The primary location is the Central Alarm Station at 4 Bristol Street (203-785-5555). Please note that items of value are forwarded to the Yale Police Department for storage (203-432-4400).
Please call the Central Alarm Station at 203-785-5555. A uniformed security patrol officer will be by to assist you.
Please contact Pam Ruck at 203-436-4396.
At our own University Security Central Alarm Station, located at 4 Bristol St.
A Yale University Police Dispatcher will receive your call and see your profile information on our computers. The dispatcher will verify you need help and your location, and then dispatch the appropriate law enforcement agency or fire department to assist you. If you do not respond, we will immediately send the nearest law enforcement officer.
When using the timer the user receives a reminder call at five minutes and one minute before expiring. If it expires, a call goes active immediately to Yale Police dispatch, and they can call the cell phone. The call also displays the PIN used to set the time, and dispatch can verify if the person on the phone is the registered user or is in distress.
No, your cell phone will receive only one text message that provides you with a confirmation number indicating that your cell phone has been registered. No advertisements or spam will be sent to your cell phone.
No, your privacy is of utmost importance. You can be located only if an alarm timer expires or when calling 203-672-1613 on your registered cellular phone. Current cell phone GPS location technology does not guarantee precise location detection.
No, the system is for current Yale University students, faculty, and staff only. However, remember that ANYONE can always call Yale Police Department at 203-432-2440 or 911 in case of an emergency.
Yes. Rave Guardian (the vendor) uses the latest in security technologies to ensure that all information is kept secure and private.
Registration for this service is free to all active, current Yale University students, faculty, and staff with an active Net ID. You are responsible only for any text messaging fees and minutes charged by your cell phone service provider.
To complete your profile and activate your account, follow these three steps: After you download the app, you will need to complete the registration process by entering your email address and creating a password (8 characters). You will be prompted to enter a security question and answer, your mobile phone number, and a 4-digit pin number.This will complete your registration. All other information is optional.
Send an email to the University Security Project Manager, David Nevins, at firstname.lastname@example.org, detailing the location and scope of the request and the reason for the request. The director will assign a member of the Security Project Team to follow through with you. Please submit the online form by clicking here.