Security and Safety


 

CAMPUS SAFETY DEPARTMENT: x4595/4507
ROCKLAND CAMPUS SECURITY: 845-222-8812
NYC CAMPUS SECURITY: 646-378-6198
For situations requiring police or emergency personnel, call 911.

We take campus safety very seriously.  Policies and Procedures are in place to keep you safe while you are living or taking classes on campus. Please take a few minutes to become familiar with this information.  We suggest you put the telephone number for Security in your mobile phone so you can access it quickly and easily.

Security on campus is provided by the Campus Safety Department, which is overseen by the Nyack College Facilities Department. Campus Safety conducts security checks of campus facilities, including residence halls. A Campus Safety Officer is on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Campus Safety Department works closely with the Residence Life Staff and local police to deter, detect, report and investigate criminal activity and other activities on campus that are related to safety and security.

The Campus Safety Department will provide, upon request, all crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. This information is also available from the US Department of Education at www.ed.gov. The Campus Safety Department Office is open for business weekdays from 7:00am to 3:30pm.

Campus Safety Officers enforce campus policies concerning the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages, the use of controlled substances, weapons use or possession, and all applicable laws. The use of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs by students is prohibited. Firearms and dangerous weapons of any type are not permitted anywhere on campus. This includes swords and knives over four inches long and pellet or “BB” guns. Intentional use, possession or sale of firearms or other dangerous or deadly weapons by unauthorized persons on campus is strictly forbidden.

Criminal activity and other emergencies on campus can be reported to the Campus Safety Department 24 hours a day by any person by dialing ext. 7191 from any campus system telephone or by dialing 845-222-8812 from a private or public telephone. Safety officers have sufficient authority to enforce campus rules and regulations. Members of the campus community are subject to disciplinary action for failing to obey the instruction of Safety Officers.

Officers are trained in accordance with the New York State Security Guard Act and receive additional on-the-job and annual New York State training. Training includes crisis response, emergency procedures relating to criminal activities, report writing and patrol techniques. Safety officers are not armed and they are not sworn law enforcement officers. But the department cooperates with other law enforcement agencies regarding crimes, reports of criminal activity, and investigations.

Information on safety and security is provided to students and employees through brochures, newsletters, the student newspaper and other means as appropriate.

The Facilities Department is responsible for fire safety, key and lock control. It inspects campus facilities and promptly makes repairs in areas that may affect safety and security.

Video Surveillance: Designated areas of campus facilities and surrounding grounds are monitored by continuous video surveillance for the purpose of enhancing the security and safety of the campus community. This includes residence hall entrances, exits and parking lots.

Building Access, including roofs and windows

For safety reasons, no students are permitted in campus facilities (except for residences) after regular hours of operation. Students are not permitted on the roof of any building at any time without permission from Student Development or the Facilities Department. Students known to have been on the roofs of any buildings or to have thrown things off of buildings or out of/into windows will be subject to disciplinary action.

Student, Faculty, and Staff Responsibility: The cooperation and involvement of students, faculty and staff in campus safety and security are essential. All members of the campus community must assume responsibility for their personal safety and the security of their property by taking simple, common sense precautions.

Room and apartment doors should be locked at night and when unoccupied. Valuable items such as cell phones, ipods, tablets, cameras and televisions should be marked with engraving instruments. Bicycles should be secured with a sturdy lock. Persons with vehicles must display a registration permit, park in their assigned area and should always keep their vehicles locked. Valuables should be locked in the trunk. Suspicious persons or situations on campus, especially in and around the residence halls, should be reported to the Campus Safety Department.