Pace Heightens Security After London Attacks

Early this morning, in response to the terrorist attacks in London, the University heightened its level of security at our 1 Pace Plaza campus in lower Manhattan. This heightened level of security will remain in place until further notice.

For possible London terrorism reaction roundup stories.
Pace University response, from President David A. Caputo, sent at 3:00 pm to the campus community.

Contact:
Cara Halstead, 914 773 3312 or cell 914-906- 9680, or
Chris Cory, 212-346-1117 or 917-608-8164

University heightens security level in NYC

July 7, 2005

Early this morning, in response to the terrorist attacks in London, the University heightened its level of security at our 1 Pace Plaza campus in lower Manhattan. This heightened level of security will remain in place until further notice.

Earlier today, the federal government raised the security alert level to orange on mass transit systems across the country, including here in New York City. Please know, however, that University officials are in communication with city, state and federal officials who report no direct threats to New York City or the tri-state area.

I would like to join city and state officials in encouraging everybody to go about their business in a normal fashion, but to be extra vigilant of their surroundings. If you see something suspicious or out of the ordinary, please do not hesitate to report it to Pace Security at 212-346-1800 in New York City, 914-773-3400 in Pleasantville, 914-923-2700 in Briarcliff or 914-422-4300 in White Plains.

Please join me in extending the thoughts and prayers of the entire Pace University community to the people of London, the victims of the attacks, and their families and friends.

Thank you.

David A. Caputo
President

Pace experts available for media comment on London terrorism

Pace University has several experts who have insights into how New York City is prepared for potential terrorist attacks, how cities should prepare to prevent such attacks and what changes are likely in the aftermath of the terrorist activity in London. Below is information on two criminal justice experts and an expert in Middle Eastern culture.

MEDIA ADVISORY: London terrorism
Contact:
Cara Halstead, 914-906-9680, chalstead@pace.edu
Pace University has several experts who have insights into how New York City is prepared for potential terrorist attacks, how cities should prepare to prevent such attacks and what changes are likely in the aftermath of the terrorist activity in London. Below is information on two criminal justice experts and an expert in Middle Eastern culture.

Dr. Joseph F. Ryan
Chairperson, Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology
Professor of Criminal Justice
Office location: 41 Park Row, Room 1123, NYC or Choate House, Room 124N, PLV
Phone: 914-924-3191 Cell, 212-346-1832 NYC or 914-773-3674 Westchester
E-mail: jryan@pace.edu
Prof. Ryan is the Department Chair and Professor of Public Administration and Criminal Justice/Sociology at Pace University. Professor Ryan is an expert in Homeland Security and has done extensive research on terrorism. He was a consultant on security for the Atlanta Olympic Games and advised people on security worldwide. He is a 25 year veteran of the New York City Police Department and a national expert on community policing & police management. Prof. Ryan is a former Visiting Fellow of the National Institute of Justice, former member of the Center for Disease Control’s Violence Prevention Initiative and a member of the American Society of Criminology. He has served as NYPD’s representative on numerous task forces at both local & national level.

Benjamin B. Tucker, JD
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Office location: 41 Park Row, Room 1123, PNY
Phone: 917-779-4959
E-mail: btucker@pace.edu
Prof. Tucker, expert on policing and police management, is a lawyer with an extensive background in criminal justice. He served as a NYC policeman for several years and was Assistant Director for Law Enforcement Services in the New York City mayor’s office. He served as the Chief Executive of New York City’s Office of School Safety & Planning and is the former Deputy Director for Operations at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services as well as the former Executive Director of the New York City Human Rights Commission.

Prof. Tucker is an expert peer reviewer for the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, a member of the Boards of the New York City Criminal Justice Agency and Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation as well as a consultant to National Center for Victims of Crime.

Prof. Michael Izady
Home: 212-362-6188
Preferred email: IzadyM@yahoo.com

Michael Izady, adjunct professor of Middle Eastern and Western history at Pace University, is an expert on the ethnic and social issues of both regions and on training U.S. special forces in these issues. Izady is the author of “Ethnic and Social Issues in the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean.” Michael Izady received his doctorate in Middle Eastern and Western studies from Columbia University. He has taught at various American and European universities, including Harvard University.

For a list of Pace experts on the Iraq war and reconstruction who have shared their knowledge in the media:
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