Public Safety

The mission of the Albertus Magnus College Department of Public Safety is to provide a safe and
secure environment by protecting the well-being of all community members. For this purpose, the
Department of Public Safety is service oriented to meet the specialized needs of the campus
community. Duties include, but are not limited to: detecting potential crimes of opportunity; maintaining a pro-active approach to deterring crime by emphasizing highly visible patrols; identification and elimination of all hazardous conditions; public interaction and community awareness of security related issues; and the enforcement of traffic and parking rules and regulations. The Department of Public Safety is supportive of the College's mission statement in that it... "remains dedicated to providing an opportunity for learning which responds to the academic needs and ethical challenges of its students and society."

About Our Public Safety Staff

Public Safety staff are non-sworn and do not have full arrest authority. They do have full
authority from the College Board of Trustees to patrol and enforce campus policies and
procedures. Public Safety staff have the rights and privileges afforded to any private
property owner under Connecticut laws.

It is important, however, that all members of the Albertus community students, faculty
and staff contribute to making Albertus Magnus College campus comfortable and
secure.

LifeSafe 

Albertus Magnus College monitors LiveSafe, a free security app available all campus
community members. LiveSafe allows our community the ability to connect with Public
Safety through the app – report suspicious activity with photos/videos, request a virtual
escort, find directions on campus, and report emergencies.

We encourage all College community members to download and set up the
LiveSafe app available in your app store.

The College has a strong partnership with the City of New Haven Police Department
(NHPD). Often, the College has a NHPD Officer on campus to work alongside of Public
Safety. The Police Officer is here to serve as both a crime deterrent and as a
community partner.

The Albertus Magnus College Emergency Alert System

The Albertus Magnus College Emergency Alert System is a mass notification system. It enables Albertus students, faculty, and staff to receive alerts and updates through a combination of e-mail, text messaging and phone calls in an emergency situation. This will help to keep our campus community informed of what is happening and any action that they might need to take.

Students, Faculty and Staff are automatically enrolled in the Emergency Alert System. We encourage everyone to maintain their current cellular phone number with the College. 

  • The Emergency Alert System MAY be used for:
  • Major disaster
  • Safety alerts in those situations where there is an immediate potential for personal injury
  • Health concerns
  • Class cancellation due to weather/snow days

Albertus Magnus College will test the Emergency Alert System each semester. If you do not receive notification during a test, please contact Public Safety. 

Falcon Card

Students are required to carry their Falcon Card at all times. Your Falcon Card will allow you access to your residence hall, allow you to eat in the dining facility and verify your student status when attending campus events. Students are required to produce their Falcon Card to any College official who requests it, including Public Safety, Residence Life, and Student Activities.

Fire Safety

All buildings on campus contain fire alarm systems which are monitored by an alarm company. The fire alarm systems are inspected annually and maintained throughout the year by the College. When an alarm is activated, the local Fire Department and Public Safety are notified.  In the event an alarm activates in your building, you may notify Public Safety to ensure they are responding. 

All Residence Halls and some academic buildings are equipped with a sprinkler system. The sprinkler system is designed to activate in the event of a fire or high heat. No action is needed by anyone to activate the sprinkler system. 

Vehicles on Campus

All students, faculty and staff who park on campus must register their vehicle and display a College permit/decal. Permits are available at the Public Safety office located in Dominican Hall. The permit must be affixed to the lower driver side front windshield. Motorcycles are vehicles and must also be registered on campus, however the requirement to display a permit is waived. The transfer, exchange, misuse, or reproduction of the decal is unauthorized and violators are subject to ticketing and towing enforcement. There is no cost to register a vehicle on campus. 

Parking is permitted only in designated parking lots by sticker type. 

  • Resident Student parking: McAullife Hall, Sansbury Hall, Siena Hall, Nilan Hall, and Tier Lot. 
  • 490 Apartments: Restricted to those students who receive assigned parking spaces. 490 permits may also park in the Tier Lot on campus
  • 490 residents who are not assigned a space will receive a commuter parking permit
  • Commuter/Part Time/PGS Students: Tier Lot, Athletic, Campus Center and Aquinas side lots. Aquinas Rear Lot is reserved for Faculty/Staff only. 
  • Faculty/Staff: All parking lots except 490 Apartments

Guests must register their vehicles with Public Safety and display a Visitor/Guest pass. Guests will be directed to parking based on their purpose for visiting campus. 

  • Faculty/Staff guests may park near the facility visiting
  • Student guests must park in the Tier Lot

The campus speed limit is 15 miles per hour and all vehicles on campus must be property registered and insured with the state which the student or employee resides. Vehicles may not be left on campus in a state of disrepair. Vehicles that appear abandoned, inoperable or unregistered will be towed at the owner’s expense. 

All vehicles must be operated in a safe manner on campus. Unsafe operation includes, but not limited to, excessive speed/acceleration, driving on sidewalks, failure to yield to pedestrians, failing to adhere to stop or one-way signs, failure to stop for school busses, or reckless driving as defined under Conn. Gen. Stat. Section 14-222.

Handicap parking spaces are available throughout campus and are for those who have a state issued handicap parking permit. The permit can only be used if the recipient of the permit has traveled to campus in the vehicle. Fraudulent use of a handicap permit will result in ticketing and/or towing of a vehicle. Handicap permits must be clearly visible and unobstructed in any way. 

A Purple Heart parking space is available for our community members who have served in the armed forces and received a Purple Heart as a result of injuries sustained in combat. The Purple Heart parking space is adjacent to Aquinas Hall, clearly marked and painted purple. Violators will be ticketed and/or towed. 

The College assumes no responsibility for damage or theft of any vehicle parked on College property. We remind everyone to always lock your doors. 

Ticketing and Towing Enforcement

The College reserves the right to remove any vehicle that creates a hazard to life and/or property on campus and/or is parked in fire lanes, 10 feet of a fire hydrant, tow away zones, handicapped spaces, parking in Rosary Circle, on grass, and other no parking areas without notice to the owner/operator. 

Towing of vehicles generally occurs at the expense of the owner/operator and the recovery of the vehicle is the responsibility of the owner/ operator. The College does not assume responsibility for alleged or actual damages resulting from a vehicle being towed.

Chronic Violators

Students that are identified as chronic violators will lose their privilege to park on campus. Vehicles that are identified five times for parking or minor moving violations will be considered chronic violators. Severe moving violations may result in immediate placement onto the chronic violators list. Chronic violators will be towed from campus regardless of proper parking.  

Parking and motor vehicle violation appeals may be submitted in writing to the Director of Public Safety who will collaborate with a representative from the Dean of Students Office and one Faculty member to adjudicate the appeal.

Partnership with City of New Haven Police Department

The College has a strong partnership with the City of New Haven Police Department (NHPD). Often, the College has a NHPD Officer on campus to work alongside of Public Safety. The Police Officer is here to serve as both a crime deterrent and as a community partner.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is completed each year by Albertus Magnus College in compliance with federal and state regulations (Clery Act and Higher Education Act). These required policies and criminal statistics are collected and compiled by the Department of Public Safety and Division of Student Affairs into the annual Security Report and published by Albertus Magnus College. Albertus Magnus College is required by law to make policy, criminal statistics and information available to the College community and prospective students and employees. The Annual Security Report is available on the Albertus Magnus College website. Printed copies of this report are available upon request from the Department of Public Safety.

For All Emergencies

Contact Public Saftey at (203) 773-8509

Campus Building Addresses

Dominican Hall - 730 Prospect Street
McAuliffe Hall - 760 Prospect Street
Nilan Hall - 300 East Rock Road
Sansbury Hall - 810 Prospect Street
Siena Hall - 790 Prospect Street