Public Safety Department
“If You See Something . . . Say Something” Program
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Many of us have seen signs and posters on NYC buses and subways encouraging riders to notify MTA officials if they witness suspicious activity or observe unattended packages. The Brooklyn College Public Safety Department adopted a similar campaign in the fall 2007 semester to enhance campus safety. And we still need you to be our eyes and ears.
While campus safety has always been a matter of highest priority for Brooklyn College, national events like the tragedy at Virginia Tech University and the on-going war on terror have given our college community—and our fellow colleges and universities across the country—a heightened appreciation of the need for campus security and safety awareness.
The Brooklyn College Public Safety Department wants you to have a safe and enjoyable college and work experience. Part of what keeps our campus safe is the vigilance of the college community. The campus community is encouraged to report suspicious activity, packages, persons etc. to the Public Safety Office for investigation. Reporting persons may call the Public Safety Office emergency number directly (718) 951-5554/5445 or if they prefer to remain anonymous, they can call the “Anonymous Reporting Hot Line at (718) 951-4628. All information received will remain confidential.
Persons are requested to report suspicious activity or persons even if they have doubts about the information or observations. It is much better for Public Safety officials to come and find that there is nothing wrong than for a crime to occur. Sometimes crimes can be prevented and offenders can be caught in the act because of quick-thinking community members just like you.
If you see anything that just doesn't look right to you, don't be afraid to call Public Safety at extension 5511 from any on campus phone or (718) 951-5511 from off campus or a cell phone.
We'd like to remind everybody that each of us contributes to the safety of our campus and ask that if you see something, say something.
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