Anthony Cromartie Director/Chief Public Safety

Anthony Cromartie
Public Safety / Campus Police

At Essex County College the safety of our students, faculty, and staff is always at the top of our agenda. We work hard to provide a secure campus and make available the information and resources that members of the college community can rely upon to help make their environment safe. We urge you to assist us in our continuing efforts to maintain a safe and secure campus by being our eyes and ears and reporting any unusual or suspicious person or incident on or near the campus.


The mission of the Essex County College Police Department is to work in partnership with our campus community to cultivate a safe learning environment by providing quality public safety services to all in a fair, sensitive, and professional manner while promoting crime prevention awareness.


Silent Witness

We understand the difficulty people may experience in reporting crimes or incidents of concern to us in person. We offer the “Silent Witness Program” to anyone who has witnessed, or knows about a crime or incident committed on campus.  You are welcome to send email to: with information you feel may be useful in keeping your campus safe and secure. It is important that you provide as much detail about the incident as possible.

Notice to Students: September 10, 2015

Please be advised that the Department of Public Safety has stopped issuing parking decals until further notice. Parking will be evaluated as of next week, the first week that the lot will be closed to all those that have not validated their parking as of yet. We do apologize for any inconvenience this will cause. We hope to know by mid-week how many more, if any, decals we can disperse. We thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation and understanding.

Professional Standards

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Contact Information:

Public Safety and Essex County College Police Department
A. Zachary Yamba Building; Room 2231
303 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973.877.3312
Fax: 973.877.4421