Emergency Numbers
For emergencies only, dial ext. 8888 which rings at all Public Safety locations.
For the Command Center, which is staffed 24/7, dial 212-237-8524.

Public Safety Remembers SGT Michael Odom and CPO Rangel Nunez


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.

Administrative Personnel
Diego Redondo Director of Public Safety 212-237-8521
Isabelle Curro Deputy Director 212-237-8529
David Rivera Assistant Director 212-237-8525
Thomas Drwiega Director of Environmental Health and Safety 212-621-4117
Barbara Wala Administrative Manager 212-237-8511
Rabiyyah Williams Administrative Manager 212-484-1142
Yaroslav Rogovoy Security Systems and Fire Safety Specialist 212-237-8524
Brian Backstrom Campus Security Specialist 212-393-6488
Melvin Hilliard Campus Security Specialist 646-781-5217
Mandy Lau Environmental Health & Safety Specialist 646-557-4625
Jamal Cummings Administrative Coordinator 212-393-6891
Quanessa Johnson Administrative Coordinator 212-237-8427
Ewelina Zajac Administrative Coordinator 212-621-4112
Kenneth Marcus Locksmith 212-393-6819
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:30 pm

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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 is offering CPR/AED and First Aid trainings to the John Jay College Community. 
If you are interested in attending a training, please email You will receive a response with the next scheduled date(s) for training. Classes will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  

To learn more about trainings offered by Public Safety, please click here

View here for employment opportunities with Public Safety.


Department of Public Safety

524 West 59th Street
Room L2.61 NB
New York, NY 10019
Office: 212-237-8524