UHA Public Safety (UHAPS) provides public safety services on the campus of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, as well as the neighboring campuses of Albany Law School and Sage College. This service is seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
In the event of an emergency, public safety can be reached at 518-244-3177, or you may dial local safety and support services as appropriate.
UHAPS consists of uniformed patrol officers and supervisors who work to ensure a safe community, but do not have law enforcement powers. These officers use foot patrol, bicycle and vehicular patrol.
Upon appointment, officers are required to be licensed as security guards through the New York State Department of State. Officers are required to complete the New York State Security Guard Training Program. UHA officers also receive annual CPR-AED training and undertake special topics training related to campus safety.
College-operated and managed residence halls are staffed by Resident Life professionals and student assistants. The perimeter doors in all residence halls are locked 24 hours a day and access may be gained through use of access cards that are distributed to resident students. The College's Safety Policies and Security and Fire Safety Reports are available online. Click the following links to review reports for the Albany Campus or the Vermont Campus.
All students also receive a room key for their individual room and suite (if applicable). Security for residence halls and their designated parking areas is provided by UHA Public Safety. They can be reached by picking up a red phone in Notre Dame Hall or activating a Blue Light on the UHA campus. The Blue Light system runs throughout the campus and rings directly to the UHA dispatch office. Monitoring of safety and fire alarms is provided through Sonitrol Security.
Any criminal or suspected activity on the ACPHS campus should be reported to UHA Public Safety (518-244-3177) or the City of Albany Police Department. The College will assist with local law enforcement agencies in the investigation of any criminal activity on campus.