CAMPUS SAFETY NOTICES
Security Advisory Poster - Wanted for Attempted Rape (click for printable PDF)
Active Shooter Awareness Video
RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event
The City of Houston Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security has released this short video, which emphasizes a short mantra – RUN, HIDE, FIGHT – to help people remember their options.
To view the video, click on the following link: RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event
Increase in Thefts of Electronics Devices on the NYC Subway System
THIS OFFICE HAS BEEN INFORMED BY THE NYPD TRANSIT DISTRICT THAT THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN THEFTS OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES ON THE NYC SUBWAY SYSTEM.
PERSONS WHILE TRAVELLING SHOULD, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, REFRAIN FROM USING ELECTRONIC DEVICES SUCH AS IPODS, IPADS, CELL PHONES ETC. THESE DEVICES SHOULD BE SECRETED ON YOUR PERSON AND NOT IN PUBLIC VIEW. THIEVES ARE TARGETING INDIVIDUALS WITH THE DEVICES IN PLAIN SIGHT.
BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AT ALL TIMES.
VIEW OUR GUIDE ON PERSONAL SAFETY TIPS (ON THE LEFT SIDE MENU).
Subway crime is at historic lows in New York City, but don’t take safety for granted. Keep your electronic devices out of sight and stay alert. The New York City Police Department has released a video regarding Electronic Device Safety.
To view the video, click on the following link: Electronic Device Safety
911 on Campus Phones
Please be advised that the college phone system has been adjusted to facilitate easier access to campus emergency response services. Users can now dial 911 on any college phone and be automatically connected to our Campus Safety Services Office.
Note that users can still dial Public Safety's emergency telephone line at 718-951-5444 and 718-951-5445 to report an emergency. In addition, extensions 5444 and 5445 can also be dialed from within the college's telphone system to report an emergency.
Please note that you can still reach the NYC 911 services, by dialing 9, then 911. However we highly recommend by that you directly call us instead. That is because we will immediately call NYC 911 and can more easily coordinate and direct any NYC response. If you dial NYC 911 on your own, it will be very hard for any first responders to find you on our large campus.
You will probably notice that pressing 9 to obtain an outside line no longer give you a new dial tone. That is a result of the changes needed to make campus 911 possible. After pressing 9 to obtain an outside line, you will now hear only silence, after which you should enter the outside phone number prefaced by 1, as you did in the past (1 followed by the area code and telephone number).
Please contact the Telecommunications Office at 718-951-5533 if you have any questions about this new service.