Crime Prevention in The News - June 8, 2010

Columbia University Alumni recovers laptop thanks to Public Safety's Operation ID Program

Public Safety Operations received a call from a good Samarian reporting that he had found a laptop in a park near West 23rd Street.  The Samarian noticed the engraving (Police ID Number) and the CU / NYPD sticker on the laptop and immediately notified CU Public Safety Operations. The owner was notified & reunited with his laptop.

For more information on Operation ID or for an appointment please call 212-854-8513.

Student recovers his lost laptop thanks to a Public Safety Safe Haven in the Manhattanville community

Many thanks to Store Clerk "Mo" of Safe Haven: Bahamas Deli Market located on Broadway & LaSalle Street who found and safeguarded a student's laptop which was left in his store.  The student was not sure where he left it at, he remembered stopping at a store before going home.  Public Safety called the local Safe Havens in the community and found that the laptop was left in the store. The student was jumping for joy when he received the call from us stating that we found his laptop. Not only did he get back his laptop but all his important information in it.

New Public Safety Safe Havens Added

Tea Magic
2878 Broadway & West 112 Street    
Morningside Campus







Nussbaum & Wu Baker & Cafe
2897 Broadway  & West 113 Street   Morningside Campus

CU Public Safety Safe Havens are local business in the Morningside, Manhattanville and Medical Center Communities who register with the department and pledge to assist Columbia affiliates & members of the community who are in distress by contacting CU Public Safety or the NYPD. These business display a distinctive logo (Red Lion) on their storefronts. There are over 130 Safe Havens between all three campuses.  Click here for list:

Thank You for your continued help!