Campus Emergencies requiring Police, Fire Department or Emergency Personnel: Dial 911 immediately.
Nyack Campus Safety Manhattan: x 6198 from a campus phone. (845) 261-9504 or (646) 378-6198 from a private or public phone.
The Bay at Jersey City front desk: (845) 222-8812 from a private or public phone.
At Nyack College we believe that a safe campus is your right—and your responsibility. Campus safety is a team effort. No matter how effective the college’s safety procedures may be this involves the cooperation of all concerned.
The main mission of safety and security at Nyack College is to provide student, staff, faculty, administration and visitors at our diverse institution with a safe and secure learning environment. This is accomplished by fostering a sense of cooperation, customer service, respect, and teamwork among the campus community. Emergency
Nyack College works closely with local law enforcement to ensure college policies follow compliance with federal, state, and county regulations. Administrators review the comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan annually with key personnel.
The Campus Safety Department is managed by the Nyack College Facilities Department. Campus Safety conducts security checks of campus facilities. A Campus Safety Officer is on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Their primary responsibility is to patrol and assure the safety and security of the campus. 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. Safety Officers are Facilities’ first responders and should be called in the event of any emergency. In the case of a life or death situation, 911 should be called first.
Designated areas of campus facilities are monitored by continuous video surveillance for the purpose of enhancing the safety and security of the campus community. This includes the residence hall, exits, and hallways.
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. For example, room and apartment doors should be locked at night and when unoccupied, valuable items such as stereos, cameras, and televisions should be marked with engraving instruments, and 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. Suspicious persons or situations on campus, especially in and around the residence halls, should be reported to the Campus Safety Department.
Criminal activity and other emergencies on campus can be reported to the Campus Safety as follows:
- Manhattan: by dialing ext. 6198 from any campus system telephone or by dialing (646) 378-6198 from a private or public telephone.
- The Bay at Jersey City: by dialing (845) 222-8812. 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 Officer.
Video Surveillance: Designated areas of campus facilities and surrounding grounds are monitored by continuous video surveillance for the purpose of enhancing the safety and security of the campus community. This includes residence hall entrances, exits and parking lots.
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.
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.
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.
Offices and resident room doors should be locked at night and when unoccupied. Valuable items such as cell phones, i-pads, tablets, cameras and other valuables should be marked with engraving instruments. Suspicious persons or situations on campus, especially in and around the residence hall, should be reported to the Campus Safety Department.