Public Safety

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Committed to Your Safety

The safety and security of the Molloy community is The Department of Public Safety's highest priority. Through our partnership with students and employees, we are able to maintain a campus that is safe and conducive to learning. The Department of Public Safety encourages the Molloy community to report any suspicious activity to Public Safety for immediate response. 

The Department of Public Safety enjoys a great working partnership with the Rockville Centre Police Department which is responsible for enforcement outside our campus. The Public Safety administrative staff and officers are among the best in their field. All Public Safety officers are licensed by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.  Public Safety officers receive training in emergency management response, crime prevention, sensitivity, diversity, community relations, investigations, report writing, fire prevention and control, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.  All officers are New York state-certified first responders and certified in CPR, AED, Stop the Bleed and NARCAN. Augmenting the efforts of the Public Safety team are approximately 30 resident safety representatives who work in the residence hall security desks.

The Molloy community is encouraged to provide any suggestions, comments or concerns related to the department by emailing us at If you prefer to discuss the matter in person, please email your contact information and some suggested times when you can be reached to discuss your feedback.  Working together, we can ensure the safety of our campus community.

Brian Connors
Director of Public Safety

Available 24/7 - 365 Days

Molloy University consistently ranks as one of America’s safest schools, listed the University #1 in New York State and #15 in the United States in their most recent rankings (2022).

Located in the Maria Regina Annex building located near the residence halls, the Office of Public Safety operates in respectful partnership with the college community, made up of students, faculty, and staff, and ensures continued improvement in security-related functions as Molloy University remains one of the safest learning institutions in America.

To reach a student regarding off-campus emergencies, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (516)323-3458.


Reporting an Incident or Crime

Public safety officers are on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. If you wish to report an incident or condition that is not an emergency, you can call, 516.323.3500 anytime day or night or you can walk to public safety which is located in the Maria Regina Annex Building. Our officers are trained to properly document your concerns and to make the associated notifications.

We encourage all students, faculty, staff and guests of Molloy University to promptly report all criminal activity on campus. To report a crime or emergency, dial "11" from any emergency phone or dial 516.323.3500 to reach the Public Safety desk. Reports can be made in public or confidentially.

Visitors Policy

All visitors must check in with Public Safety, located in the Maria Regina Annex, and obtain a Visitor's Pass.

Our Services

  • Identification Card & Parking Permits

    All members of the Molloy community are required to wear their ID card on them while at any Molloy location. 

    You can obtain an ID Card and/or Parking Permit at the Public Safety Office located in the Maria Regina Annex near the Residence Halls.

    There is no initial fee for ID cards. Lost or damaged ID cards can be replaced for $20. 

  • Parking Rules & Regulations

    All parking regulation information will be given out when you obtain a parking sticker.

    Basic Regulations

    All faculty, staff, administrators and students (full and part-time) must complete a parking registration form and obtain a parking sticker from the Office of Public Safety. All parking tickets are considered financial obligations to the University therefore, the University reserves the right to withhold a student's grades, to refuse student registration privileges and has the right to withhold diplomas and transcripts to graduating seniors if parking violations are not paid in full.


    Parking Violation Fees

    • $10 for the first offense
    • $15 for the second offense
    • $25 for the third offense
    • $25 for unauthorized vehicles parked in the circle in front of Kellenberg Hall
    • $25 for unauthorized vehicles parked in handicapped parking
    • $25 for unauthorized vehicles in fire lanes


    Any guests or visitors to the campus must receive a temporary parking permit from Public Safety. Pick yours up from the Department of Public Safety office located in the Maria Regina Annex building, Monday to Thursday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • Public Safety Escort Service

    Public Safety officers provide escort service to any Molloy student or employee from one point on campus to another or to their vehicle. Public Safety honors all requests for this service. 

    To request a Public Safety escort, call (516)323-3500 or ext. 3500 from any campus phone. 

  • Emergency Closings/Inclement Weather

    Decisions on school closing due to inclement weather are announced no later than 7 a.m. on the days in question. The University will notify the following radio and television stations as well as on the RAVE Emergency Notifications System: 

    • New York City - WINS 1010 AM, WCBS 880 AM, WNBC Newschannel 4
    • Nassau County - WBAB 102.3 FM, WHLI 1100 AM, Channel 12 LI Cablevision
    • Suffolk County - WALK 1370 AM/97.5 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM, WBLI 106.1 FM, 97.5 FM


Additional Resources

  • Orders of Protection

    The Department of Public Safety's priorities include personal as well as community safety. The Department requests that every individual who currently possesses Family Court, Criminal Court, or Supreme Court orders of protection submit a copy to the Department of Public Safety. Once received, the department will file a copy with the Rockville Centre Police Department. 
    Orders of protection are not only designed to keep an individual safe but also the community in which the individual works and/or studies. Public safety is mainly comprised of retired police officers, detectives, supervisors and commanders who are highly trained in such matters. Those individuals who come from other backgrounds have received training in safety, tactics and investigative techniques from members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement agencies. 
    Remember, every time an order is renewed, you must again file a copy with the Molloy Department of Public Safety. The Department assures all those who file that every effort will be made to keep identities and details  confidential. 

    • A Family Court order of protection's purpose is to prevent violence within a family or intimate relationship.
    • A Criminal Court order of protection's is usually issued following the arrest of an individual for committing a crime against another.
    • A Supreme Court order of protection is issued in an ongoing divorce case.

    If you have any questions regarding court orders, contact the Department of Public Safety at (516)323-3500, ext. 3503 or 3504. 

  • Building Evacuation Procedures

    Upon activation of a fire alarm, utilize the fire exit instructions which are posted in all rooms. If time permits, take all property belonging to you. 

    Follow the instructions given to you by public safety officers and facilities personnel. Persons who are handicapped or injured will be assisted in the evacuation by public safety and  facilities personnel. Remain calm. Do not run. Walk to the proper fire exit and follow instructions. Do not attempt to reenter the buildings unless authorization has been given by proper authorities.

    • Everyone must leave the building immediately if the fire alarm is activated or if you are directed to do so by emergency personnel.
    • Use the nearest safe exit or exit stairwell. Never use elevators in an emergency evacuation.
    • Non-ambulatory persons should move to a stairwell landing and wait for further assistance. If you see an individual needing evacuation assistance, do not try to carry them out. Alert Molloy University Department of Public Safety as you exit the building. Be ready to provide the stairwell and floor number. 
    • If the nearest exit or exit stairwell is obstructed by smoke, fire or other hazards, proceed to another exit or exit stairwell.
    • Hold the handrail and stay to the right side of the stairwell. Allow enough room for other evacuees to enter the flow of traffic.
    • Once outside the building, assemble away from the facility. Stand by for instructions from emergency personnel.

  • Bias-related Crime Prevention Information

    Bias-related incidents are defined as behavior that constitutes an expression of hostility against the person or property of another because of the person's age, race, creed, gender, disability, marital status, and sexual orientation. 

    As of August 14, 2008, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and campus crime was amended to include new reportable hate crimes. These crimes are assault, menacing, aggravated harassment, harassment, grand larceny, petit larceny, and criminal mischief. These new reporting categories are only reported if motivated by bias as determined by the bias categories listed above. 

    If you are a victim of or witness a hate/bias incident, please notify the Department of Public Safety immediately at 516.323.3500 or call from any campus emergency phone.

  • Safety Tips

    Here are a few safety tips to remember: 

    • Be aware and alert of your surroundings at all times
    • Remember to always carry your Molloy identification card
    • Be aware of the location of on-campus emergency interior telephones and exterior callboxes
    • Do not leave valuables unattended in the library, Anselma Room, classrooms, etc.
    • Never use your cell phone or other electronic device when operating a motor vehicle
    • Always lock your vehicle
    • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.