The Office of Public Safety (OPS) is located in the Center for Public Safety and General Services and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round. The office's communications center is staffed by an OPS member at all times and can be reached by calling 607-274-3333 or 43333 from a campus phone.
OPS is a full-service public safety provider with responsibility for campus safety, campus crime awareness, and campus crime prevention and education. OPS officers are a well-trained team inclusive of uniformed campus police officers and state-certified security officers. In addition to Patrol and Security operations (to include investigations), OPS comprises Parking Services, Environmental Health and Safety, and the Student Auxiliary Safety Patrol. OPS officers patrol the campus on foot and by vehicle and respond to calls for service received, whether criminal or non-criminal in nature, both on and immediately near the campus. OPS areas of responsibility include emergency response, fire safety, crime prevention programming, special event staffing, providing safety escorts, repository for lost and found, vehicle assistance, and vehicular and traffic control on campus. For a comprehensive view of services provided by OPS, see the website.
Office of Public Safety
In compliance with federal requirements mandated by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Statistics Act [20 USC 1092(f)], OPS is responsible for preparing, publishing, and distributing an annual security report by October 1 of each year, for the purpose of disclosing and disseminating certain information regarding campus crime statistics, security policies, and campus law enforcement. Information mandated by this act includes statements about campus law enforcement policies, campus security education and prevention programs, alcohol and drug policies, sexual assault education and prevention programs, procedures for reporting sexual assaults, and procedures for handling reports of sexual assault. To view the report online, visit the OPS website (see link below). You can also request a hard copy by phone or in person at the Office of Public Safety. The crime statistics for Ithaca College (also contained in the annual security report) are submitted to the U.S. Department of Education through a web-based data collection system and can be viewed at the website below (www.ope.ed.gov/security).
Office of Public Safety
Office of Public Safety Annual Security Reports
U.S. Department of Education Security Data Tool