The Security Office is responsible for all Lamont campus security matters, including oversight of security guards, distribution of building/room keys, parking, visitor access, and emergency operations. The Security Office also oversees installation of locking systems and other security technology.


Medical, police, fire emergencies requiring immediate response: Dial 911 for Emergency Responders, then dial 555 from any campus phone or 845-359-2900 to notify Safety/Security Office so that we may direct the emergency responders to the right location.

The Lamont campus is equipped with 6 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in the following locations: 

  • Administration (1st Floor, outside of Safety Office)
  • Comer (1st Floor, outside of Lab 102)
  • Geoscience (1st Floor Lobby - to the right upon entrance)
  • Monell (Upper Lobby - outside of restrooms)
  • Guard Booth
  • Oceanography (1st Floor Lobby)

Non-life-threatening emergencies such as broken water lines, leaks, chemical spills/odors, wildlife hazards that do not require external agency response: Dial 555 from any campus phone or 845-359-2900 if using cell phone or off campus.

For further information on various campus emergencies which could arise, see the Lamont Campus Emergency Response Handbook.


Keys are issued by the LDEO Security Office, located in Room 101 of the Administration. Keys will only be issued to regular Lamont employees, DEES students, and visitors/adjuncts as needed.

A Key Request Form should be completed by the Associate Director or Division Administrator for those in their division whom they deem require a key to a building and/or room/lab. For a lab, the lab principal investigator (PI) will also need to sign the request.

A signed form should be brought by the employee/student/visitor to the LDEO Security Office (Administration 101).

By signing the form, the employee/student/visitor acknowledges that they must take responsible care of key(s) and return each key upon termination/resignation of service or end of visit.  

The Division will be charged $10 for each key not returned. Charges for keys may not be charged to sponsored projects or to individuals.

Parking/Vehicle Registration

See Parking/Visitor Policy for details on campus parking and vehicle registrations. 


To authorize a visitor to the campus, email the Security Office at [email protected]. See Parking/Visitor Policy for details on visitor policies and procedures.

Active Shooter Guidelines

This video made by the City of Houston Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security has valuable advice on safety measures and what to do if you ever find yourself in an active shooter situation. The three important words to remember are: Run. Hide. Fight.