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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Police and Public Safety

Working For A Better Community

Phone Numbers

Remember, to contact University Police/Public Safety Department 24 hours a day

  • From any inside telephone:
  • From an outside telephone:
    (718) 270-2626

Request for Transportation

Use this form to send us a transportation request.

University Police/Public Safety Department is a professional campus police agency whose purpose is to provide for the safety of members of the Health Science Center community and the security of all property on campus. Our mission is to ensure a safe problem-free environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors, and to enforce University policies and applicable State and local laws. The Department also ensures the efficient utilization and equitable distribution of available parking spaces and provides transportation and escort services for our community.

Police Car

University Police/Public Safety Department staff patrols the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week with personnel assigned to all open entrances/exits and buildings within the complex. We also provide motorized patrols of the surrounding public streets as an adjunct to the New York City Police Department. Our communications center (270-2626) is likewise staffed around the clock to provide information and assistance as needed. There is a network of emergency telephones (red) conveniently located throughout the Health Science Center. In addition, there is also a network of panic alarms located at various places including the corridors, laboratories, rest rooms and on-call rooms. Both the red phones and the panic alarms are linked directly with the University Police/Public Safety Department and they are monitored 24 hours a day to ensure quick response to all emergencies.

The operational offices are located on the first floor of University Hospital in room A1-339 while the administrative offices are located in room 1-85A of the Basic Science Building.

Vincent J. Cardozo, Chief of University Police, is responsible for all aspects of our department. His office phone is (718) 270-3161.

If you have any comments, complaints, suggestions or otherwise, please call one of our managers directly to discuss the situation. You may also e-mail us at: