About Us

The New York State University Police Department at Old Westbury is tasked with maintaining a secure campus and insuring a safe and advantageous environment for learning and community socialization. To achieve this, the University Police Department operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, regardless of the weather conditions. 

All members of the University Police Department are certified New York State Police Officers with the same authority as any other state, local or municipal police officers within New York State. All officers are trained and prepared to engage in any incident on campus that in any way jeopardizes the safety or well-being of a community member.

Mission Statement: The University Police Department will enhance the quality of life at Old Westbury by providing a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors, while maintaining a high standard of professional and personal ethics. The members of the police department will uniformly enforce the laws of New York and the rules of the campus, and will embrace the importance of collaboration and teamwork with our community. Members will appreciate the value of diversity, and will make every effort to incorporate and contribute to the educational mission of our University.

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