License Event Notification Service (LENS)

The License Event Notification Service (LENS), created by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), serves the highway safety needs of public and private entities in New York State by:

  • ensuring that each driver has a valid license
  • quickly identifying problem drivers or driving behavior
  • improving the safety of operations

Many New York State agencies, including SUNY, use this service, which helps ensure that anyone who drives a vehicle as a condition of employment on a full-time, part-time, or seasonal basis is properly licensed.

Campus Implementation
At Purchase College, the University Police Department (UPD) is responsible for the campuswide LENS implementation.

  • All employees for whom a valid driver’s license is a requirement for employment must participate in the LENS program.
     
  • Employees who drive a vehicle sporadically are not exempt from this requirement.
     
  • Employees who do not participate in the LENS program will not be permitted to operate a state vehicle for any official business. This includes using a state vehicle to travel to and from meetings, conferences, admissions fairs, etc.

How to Participate
Submit a photocopy of your driver’s license with a completed personal-information form to the UPD office. Forms are available online on the UPD website or at the UPD office. The form includes your:

  • driver’s license number
  • full name
  • date of birth
  • gender
  • signature, with the date

Have Questions? Contact:
Deputy Chief Steven Greeley
steve.greeley@purchase.edu
(914) 251-6910


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