Campus and Community Safety Services
Holiday Safety Tips
As the holiday season gets in to full swing, please read our tips to help ensure your holiday season is a fun and safe one!
The 24-hour security operations numbers are:
- Operations: 718.951.5511
- Emergency: 911
Campus Safety Notices
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.
Increase in Thefts of Electronics Devices on the Subway System
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has notified the Office of Campus and Community Safety Services that there has been an increase in thefts of electronic devices on the subway system. Whenever possible, subway riders should 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.
Message from the NYPD: 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.
911 on Campus Phones
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 the Office of Campus and Community Safety Services.
Users can still dial the office's emergency telephone line at 718.951.5444 and 718.951.5445 to report an emergency. In addition, extensions 5444 and 5445 can be dialed from within the college's telphone system to report an emergency.
You can still reach the New York City 911 services, by dialing 9, then 911. However, we highly recommend by that you call us directly instead, as 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, 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.