Security Alerts

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  • If you find a suspicious package, please do the following:
  • Do not touch the package
  • Report the package to CCNY Public Safety by calling (212) 650-7777 using a hard-wired telephone - Do not use your cell phone as it could trigger the bomb
  • Give your name and the location and description of the package to the Public Safety Dispatcher 
  • Leave the area, take people with you, and find a safe area that is at least 300 feet away from the package
  • Do not reoccupy the space until you are authorized to do so by the Police or members of the CCNY Public Safety Department
  • Here is the link to the USPS poster on Suspicious Mail or Packages. 



The Department of Public Safety would like to inform you of some recent incidents that occurred near CCNY.



Assertive police strategies have cut crime dramatically in New York. You can help reduce crime further by knowing these simple facts:

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".

Limit use of cellular phones, I-Pod-like devices, etc. while traveling - Avoid walking and texting or talking on your cell phone.
Use headsets - if they can't see the phone they can't grab it.

Carry your purse close to your body with the clasp facing inwards.

Hold on to your cell phone and keep it secured and out of sight when not in use.
Keep your valuables out of sight.

Keep your keys separate from your purse or backpack.

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 a personal alarm that you can activate to alert the public if you need assistance.

Follow your instincts - "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

When you are in a restaurant or store, do not leave your handbag over the back of the chair or in a shopping cart unattended.
Report suspicious activities to the Department of Public Safety.

There is Safety in Numbers - Coordinate your schedule with fellow students or friends and walk to and from classes together - This will help reduce the risk of being targeted by a potential assailant.

Plan the safest route to your destination; choose well-lighted, busy pathways and streets.

Use the college shuttle bus service to travel to and from campus to designated local subway stops.


CCNY Public Safety Department
NAC Room 4/201
24 Hour Public Safety General Questions (212) 650-6911
EMERGENCIES (212) 650-7777 


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) a 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 on scheduled crime prevention days or by appointment - call (212) 650-6911.

Utilize authorized bicycle racks located in front of the 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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Last Updated: 08/29/2023 15:06