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Crime Prevention Alert Notices are issued to advise members of the College community of any recent significant criminal activity reported on or near the City College of New York

On April 2, 2014 the CCNY Public Safety Department was informed by the New York City Police Department that at about 1:00 am an individual was shot by an unknown assailant on West 130th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue within the vicinity of the local train station (C&B lines). The assailant‎ has not been identified, and the incident is currently under investigation by the NYPD.  The victim had no affiliation to the CCNY community.  Anyone with additional information should contact the 26th Precinct Detective Unit at (212) 678-1351

Always remember to be aware of your surroundings while walking and using cell phones or any electronic devices in public view. When possible, walk on streets with adequate lighting. If you observe suspicious activity or feel threatened by anyone, contact the police by dialing 911 immediately and providing your location. You may also contact Public Safety at (212) 650-6911/6626 for an escort or (212) 650-7777 for emergencies.

DON'T BE A VICTIM!

  • Assertive police strategies have cut crime dramatically in New York.You can help the Campus Public Safety Department by knowing these simple facts:
  • Avoid walking and texting/talking on the cell phone.
  • Utilize headsets; if they can't see it they can't grab it.
  • Carry your purse close to your body.
  • When in a restaurant or store, don't leave your handbag over the back of the chair, or in a shopping cart unattended.
  • Carry your wallet in the breast pocket of your jacket or in the front pants pocket.Never in the rear pants pocket.
  • Be wary of con artists, some divert your attention while another picks your pocket or grabs your cell phone.
  • If possible carry personal alarms you can activate to alert the public in the event that you need assistance.
  • Follow your instincts. "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."
  • Hold on to your cell phone and keep it secured and out of sight when not in use.
  • Report suspicious activities to the Department of Public Safety.Safety in Numbers - Coordinate your schedule with fellow students or friends so that you walk to and from classes together.This will help reduce the risk of being targeted by a potential assailant.
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.If you believe you are being followed or targeted, chances are you may be."Stay Alert"

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TIPS PLEASE CONTACT:
          
P.O. Nidia Polonia, Crime Prevention Officer (212) 650-6036
CCNY Public Safety Department
NAC Room 4/201
24 Hour Public Safety General Questions (212) 650-6911
EMERGENCIES (212) 650-7777 


On Tuesday,  January 14,  the Department of Public Safety received a complaint of Public Lewdness which occurred in St. Nicholas Park near  W. 133rd street parkside entrance at approximately 6:30 am.  The Perpetrator described in this incident also fits the description of a suspect wanted by the NYPD in a recent sexual assault case which occurred on the No. 3 subway line on January 12th.  Please see sketch below. If anyone observes this individual please contact Public Safety ext.7777, 212-650-7777 or  the NYPD 911.

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Crime Prevention Alert Notices are issued to advise members of the College community of any recent significant incidents of criminal activity reported on or near the City College of New York (CCNY) campus.

  
The CCNY Department of Public Safety has received reports from the New York City Police Department of recent off-campus Robberies where the victim's property was taken, specifically cellular telephones.


On 11/9/2013 We were informed by the New York City Police Department that an individual was shot in the back by an unknown assailant during an attempted robbery at the basketball courts that are located at W 129th Street and St. Nicholas Terrace. The assailant‎ was identified as a light skinned male black 17 to 18 years of age. The male fled southbound.  The Police are currently investigating the incident.


On 9/14/13 at 10:50 P.M. a CCNY student states that he was accosted by four males wearing hoodies while walking north bound on St. Nicholas Terrace.  The Student states that the males came out from the alley-way and one of them struck him.  The Student then stated that currency, metro card, and a  LIRR ticket were taken forcibly.


On 9/17/13 at 11:47 P.M. on  St Nicholas Terrace a non-college affiliated cab driver reported to NYPD that he was approached by four males in their early twenties and physically assaulted before being robbed of his money and cell phone.


On 9/22/13 at 6:10 A.M.  On  St Nicholas Terrace a non-college affiliated male reported that he was approached by a two young males who threatened him with physical force before robbing him of his property.


On 10/9/13 at 11:37 P.M. (Attempted Robbery) a CCNY Student and Towers resident was walking north on St. Nicholas Terrace when he was approached by an unknown male in a navy blue hoodie shirt who displayed what appeared to be a weapon and demanded his property. The Student fled and notified Public Safety.  No property was taken, NYPD notified and responded.

The NYPD is actively investigating these incidents, if you have information regarding these crimes; please call the CCNY Department of Public Safety at (212) 650-6911 or NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to report any suspicious activity immediately.

The NYPD is actively investigating these incidents, if you have information regarding these crimes; please call the CCNY Department of Public Safety at (212) 650-6911 or NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to report any suspicious activity immediately.

Crime Prevention Tips:

  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
  • Limit use of cellular phones, PDA's and I-Pod like devices while traveling.
  • Keep your keys separate from your purse or backpack.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings – keep valuables out of sight.
  • Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night.
  • Plan the safest route to your destination; choose well lighted, busy pathways and streets.
  • Use of the college shuttle bus service to travel to and from campus to local subway stops. The status and location of the college bus can be tracked in real-time via NEXTBUS video displays located at the main entrances to the NAC and Marshak buildings. The bus can also be tracked on-line or via smart phone.
For more information please visit the CCNY NEXTBUS website.

Secure Your Bike

  • Always lock your bike's frame and wheels with a high-quality lock and chain or U-lock (with a high security barrel or flat key) that is warranted by the manufacturer against theft. (HERE ARE EXAMPLES OF LOCKS)
  • Always lock your bike, even if you're just leaving it for a moment.
  • Always lock your bike's frame and wheels with a high-quality lock and chain or U-lock (with a high security barrel or flat key).
  • Remove all detachable items like lights, bags and quick release parts and take them with you.
  • Lock to a bike rack, or off campus to firmly affixed (bolts covered in concrete) parking meter or light pole - these are the most secure places. NYC law prohibits securing bikes to trees or NYC subway stairs.
  • Record your bike's serial number and keep the receipt of purchase on file.On Campus Resources.
  • Register your bicycle with NYPD/CCNY Public Safety at scheduled crime prevention days or by appointment - call (212) 650-6911.
  • Utilize authorized bicycle racks located in front of Marshak Building and in the 138th Street Alleyway (rear of Wingate Hall).
  • If you notice any suspicious activity contact Public Safety via Blue Light Emergency Phone Stations or (212) 650-7777.
In an emergency, contact the Public Safety Department Emergency Dispatch Center at (212) 650-7777 or via any "blue light" emergency telephone on campus. Dial 911 to contact the NYPD.

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