The YPD operates 24/7/365 but the summer season was exceptionally busy. In August alone, we staffed Freshman arrival welcoming over 1,400 new students and their families to campus and presenting at almost 30 safety orientations for incoming graduate and undergraduate students. Just prior to this, we also staffed the CT Open Tennis Tournament which hosted thousands of visitors at the stadium and in the City of New Haven.
Sargent Sabrina Wood talks with Parents during Freshman Arrival.
This past week, we assisted in staffing the Closer to Free Ride, which had thousands of cyclists riding from the Yale Bowl for miles through the county raising money for Smilow Cancer Hospital. On Friday, September 16th, New Haven hosts its second Grand Prix twilight cycling race which includes a festival and race around the New Haven Green. The YPD will also be present at this event.
The days are getting shorter and cooler, and we are gearing up for football season which includes five home games and one night game--Yale vs. Penn Friday, October 21st, 7pm at the Yale Bowl.
In addition, this is the time of year when parties, dances and other on campus events require our presence.
I want to personally thank all of you for your hard work and commitment during this busy season. Because of you Yale is a safe place to live, work, study or visit.
Stay safe out there,
Ronnell Higgins, Director of Public Safety and
Chief of Yale University Police