Department of Public Safety

Department of Public Safety

MISSION STATEMENT: To improve student success by safeguarding and protecting all persons and property within the college’s diverse community.

The Department of Public Safety is committed to the safety and security of each student, faculty member, staff employee and visitor at John Jay College. The Department strives to provide a high level of customer service that shows courtesy and respect for each individual and supports the educational mission of the college.

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The Department of Public Safety is offering CPR/AED and First Aid training to the John Jay College Community.

If you are nterested in attending, please e-mail and you will receive a response with the next scheduled date(s).

Classes will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a $20.00 fee to cover the materials and certificates for the first class. The second class is an additional $10.00. If you attend an all-day training (both CPR/AED and First Aid), the cost is $30.00 for the day. The fee must be paid to the Bursar’s Office at least a day before the training. You would advise the Bursar's Office to apply the fee to the Public Safety training account.

Public Safety Escorts to the Columbus Circle Subway Station

The Department of Public Safety provides regularly scheduled Public Safety escorts after evening classes.  Students, faculty, and staff who would like to utilize that service should arrive at the 10th Avenue (Haaren Hall) Public Safety desk by either 8:45 pm or 10:15 pm when officers will depart for the Columbus Circle subway station. 

This initiative is thanks to the Student Council and your Campus Security Advisory Committee members.


The Department of Public Safety office hours are as follows: 

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Fridays:  9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sundays: Closed (For non-emergencies, call 212-237-8524. For emergencies, call 212-237-8888)

Administrative Personnel

Diego Redondo

Director of Public Safety


Isabelle Curro

Deputy Director


David Rivera

Assistant Director 


Lindsey Kayman

Director of Environmental Health and Safety


Janet Winter Executive Assistant to Director 212-237-8626


Barbara Wala

Administrative Manager


Rabiyyah Williams Administrative Manager 212-484-1142

Yaroslav Rogovoy

Security Systems and Fire Safety Specialist



Campus Security Specialist


Brian Backstrom

Campus Security Specialist


Melvin Hilliard Campus Security Specialist 646-781-5217
Mandy Lau Environmental Health & Safety Specialist 646-557-4625

Jamal Cummings

Administrative Coordinator


Quanessa Johnson

Administrative Coordinator


Ewelina Zajac

Administrative Coordinator