Crime Prevention and Campus Security Program
Representatives of the Campus join together at freshman and transfer orientation to provide information and advice to newcomers to the campus. Presentations are also conducted for family members, in order to familiarize themselves with the Department of Public Safety and to address any questions or concerns.
Personal Safety Program
Interested individuals and groups can arrange for informational safety presentations by a trained crime prevention officer from the Department of Public Safety to address specific concerns.
Brochures and crime prevention pamphlets are available at the Public Safety Office as well as Student Affairs offices and other locations throughout campus. Subject matter deals with a variety of tips on protecting one's self from becoming a victim of crime.
The Department of Public Safety at the Brooklyn Campus is dedicated to providing a safe and secure campus environment for the students, staff, faculty, and visitors of the community it serves. To meet this goal, the Department of Public Safety provides a free walking escort service. The Escort Service is available to all students, staff, faculty and visitors to the campus. The Escort Service is designed to enhance campus member's safety and peace of mind if they must walk after dark. The primary goal of the Escort Service is to enable members to travel from one campus location to another with a greater sense of security. The Department of Public Safety carefully conducts background checks and screens all students selected to provide escorts. Escorts can be identified by their conspicuously marked jackets. All escorts carry two-way radios for quick dispatch and prompt service.
To arrange for an escort please dial 718-488-1078 from any campus phone or use one of the many emergency phones located throughout the campus. When calling to arrange an escort please provide the following information: your name, your exact location, your destination.
During the course of an academic year, the Department of Public Safety at the Brooklyn Campus recovers many items of personal property. Much of this property cannot be returned, as the rightful owner cannot be identified. The Department of Public Safety recommends that members of the campus community record the serial numbers of all valuable equipment, computers, stereos, televisions, etc. and file them away for safekeeping. Should a member elect to engrave his/her valuables, DO NOT use a Social Security number. Instead use information that will have meaning to the member alone, including family birth dates, mother's maiden name, etc. An engraver is available for a member's use through the Department of Public Safety. When calling to arrange an escort please provide the following information: your name, your exact location, your destination.
Lost and Found
If a member cannot find his or her car keys, wallet, purse, backpack or other personal property, he/she should contact the Department of Public Safety at 718-488-1078 at any time. If a member finds someone's property he/she can deliver it or have it forwarded to the Department of Public Safety.
The department is located in the Metcalfe Building rear.