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Department of Public Safety earns distinctive accreditation

Department of Public Safety earns distinctive accreditation

May 13, 2020

The full accreditation by the international organization of campus safety administrators required meeting more than 200 separate standards and is achieved by fewer than 100 campus safety departments at universities worldwide.

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Accreditation Assessment Team invites public comment on DPS

Accreditation Assessment Team invites public comment on DPS

February 28, 2020

The University of Rochester community is invited to share comments about the Department of Public Safety as part of a site visit by an accreditation team.

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DPS installs new cruise lights for greater community presence

DPS installs new cruise lights for greater community presence

January 10, 2020

The University’s Department of Public Safety is joining a nationwide community policing effort by installing “cruise lights” on their fleet of vehicles, adding to officers’ visibility as they provide service to the University community.

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‘Iron Chef’ officers

‘Iron Chef’ officers

December 17, 2019

With the secret ingredient of brussel sprouts and judges from the Students’ Association and Wilson Commons staff, officers in the Department of Public Safety teamed up with chefs from University Dining Services for the first “Cooking with DPS Iron Chef” competition.

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Meet the new LGBTQ+ liaison and community resource officer at DPS

Meet the new LGBTQ+ liaison and community resource officer at DPS

September 4, 2019

The Department of Public Safety recently appointed Laura Johnson as the department’s first LGBTQ+ liaison, and Erin Vess as the new community resource officer.

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Department of Public Safety graduates new class of peace officers

Department of Public Safety graduates new class of peace officers

May 15, 2019

A new class of 25 sworn peace officers includes individuals proficient in Spanish, French, Tamil, Sinhala, and American Sign Language, with a range of professional backgrounds—military, health care, higher education, and the private sector.

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An officer and an organ donor

An officer and an organ donor

November 12, 2018

Lieutenant Dan Schermerhorn Jr. works the day shift. Peace Officer Paul Wlosinski works nights. The two Department of Public Safety colleagues are forever connected by an act of generosity that gave Schermerhorn a second chance.

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Public Safety’s Purple Box holiday program to benefit children, families at Willow Center

Public Safety’s Purple Box holiday program to benefit children, families at Willow Center

November 8, 2018

The Department of Public Safety is leading its fourth Holiday Purple Box campaign to help families displaced because of domestic violence. Donations of new items are being accepted through December 3.

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Narcan emergency overdose treatment added to University’s AED cabinets

Narcan emergency overdose treatment added to University’s AED cabinets

July 24, 2018

Narcan nasal spray, an emergency medicine used to reverse an opioid overdose, is now included in all of the University’s publicly accessible AED (automated external defibrillator) cabinets, enabling anyone to administer the potentially life-saving treatment.

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Summer safety tips from the Department of Public Safety

Summer safety tips from the Department of Public Safety

July 13, 2018

National statistics show a definite link between the hot weather months and increasing crime rates. The Department of Public Safety provides members of the University community timely tips to help prevent victimization.

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