To help prevent such occurrences please adhere to the following tips:
Information for Commuter Students
"To Protect and Educate"
Director of Public Safety
Cyber bullying is when the Internet or other devices such as cell phones are used to send or post messages or images that are meant to hurt or embarrass another person. It can be done through e-mail, instant messaging, text messages, web pages, chat rooms, or even interactive game sites.Cyber Bullying includes:
Call Public Safety at 516-299-2222 for emergencies
or 516-299-2214 for non-emergencies
General Safety Recommendations Regarding Suspected Terrorist Activities
Heightened Security is not intended to induce fear and panic. People should go about their normal business while paying particular attention to their surroundings.Suspicious Behavior/Circumstances:
Be aware of and report to Public Safety the following conditions at (516) 299-2222 or if off-campus notify outside law enforcement at 911:
For further information contact the Department of Homeland Security’s website: http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0284.xml
If you have any non-emergency questions related to this Safety Advisory, please feel free to call Public Safety at ext. 2214. If you have any health-related questions, call C.W. Post Student Health & Counseling Center at ext. 2345.
In response to the most recent bomb threats directed at eight colleges and universities throughout the country, the C.W. Post Department of Public Safety is issuing this Crime/Safety Alert and reminding the C.W. Post Community of the Bomb Threat Procedures in place at our Campus.
Information has been provided to the Department of Public Safety that eight (8) universities across the country have received anonymous e-mail bomb threats. Searches at the affected institutions were conducted and no evidence of a bomb was found. Currently, these threats are under investigation by the FBI. It is important to note that to date none of the targeted institutions are located in New York State. Again, no explosive devices have been found and law enforcement officials said there was no evidence at this time linking the college bomb threats with the recent telephone threats directed at grocery and discount stores.
Should a member of the C.W. Post community receive an e-mail or telephone threat, it is imperative that his or she follow the procedure below and notify the Department of Public Safety IMMEDIATELY.Bomb Threat Procedure
In the event a bomb threat is received by telephone, the call taker will attempt to ascertain as much information as possible from the caller and contact Public Safety immediately at extension 2222.
If a bomb threat is received by e-mail, the receiver will first print a copy of the e-mail, call Public Safety and then forward the e-mail threat to the Director of Public Safety at PublicSafety@liu.edu. Under no circumstance should the receiver delete the e-mail threat.
Upon receipt of information of a bomb threat to the C.W. Post Campus, the Department of Public Safety will take all action steps as outlined in the Emergency Management Procedure Manual and the Department of Public Safety Standards of Operation Manual to ensure the safety and security of the effected area and campus community.
Local law enforcement authorities will be notified by the Department of Public Safety of all threats against the Campus. The Director of Public Safety or his/her designee will issue an "ALL-CLEAR" message after consulting with law enforcement and applicable campus officials, and only when all officials are in agreement that there is not an active threat to the Campus and the area is safe for students, faculty, staff and/or visitors.
Recently there has been growing concern over the threat of biological terrorism in the United States. To date, the Nassau County Department of Health has not received any information suggesting a threat to Nassau County, and we at C.W. Post have no reason to believe that our campus would be a target. However, the Department of Health and the U.S. Postal Service have issued safety alerts and we feel that it is prudent to share their recommendations with the Campus community.
It is important to note that all non-interoffice mail is screened at the Greenvale Post Office before it arrives here on campus. In addition, many reports of suspicious packages and threats of biological terrorism prove to be hoaxes. Regardless of this, all suspicious envelopes, packages, and substances must be treated as though they pose a risk.
The U.S. Postal Service suggests that individuals should watch for mail/parcels that:
What should I do if I've received a suspicious parcel in the mail?
If you have any non-emergency questions related to this Safety Advisory, please feel free to call Public Safety at ext. 2214. If you have any health-related questions, call the LIU Post Student Health & Counseling Center at ext. 2345.
FOR NON-EMERGENCY INQUIRES, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY EXT. 2222 (ADD PERFIX 299 WHEN USING OUTSIDE LINES).
To help prevent such occurrences please adhere to the following tips:PREVENTION
All resident students will be required to provide and file a Missing Student Contact Information Form which provides a contact person who will be notified in the event that the resident is determined to be missing. This contact will remain confidential, but the record of their information will be maintained by the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Residence Life, and the Department of Public Safety. Students under the age of 18 are required to list their parent or legal guardian as their emergency contact. Students are responsible for updating this contact information should there be any changes. In the event that a resident student is determined missing, a University administrator can notify the confidential contact not more than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. The university will also notify local law enforcement if the student is determined to be missing for 24 hours.
The term "missing student" would be defined for any LIU Post student residing in an on-campus residence hall. Reports of missing students should be made to representatives of any the following: the Department of Public Safety or the Office of Residence Life, including RAs, Residence Hall Directors, Associate Director or Director of Residence Life. Whenever a LIU Post resident student is believed missing, the Department of Public Safety and Residence Life will initiate steps to locate him or her or determine why it is believed that the student is missing. If the circumstances indicate that an investigation is warranted, a full investigation will be conducted. The Department of Public Safety will notify local police, who will make a determination that the student should be classified as a missing person; and they will initiate their own investigation. The Department of Public Safety and Residence Life will support the police investigation with whatever technical support that is required.
On this page, you will find the statistics, policies, and practices regarding fire safety maintained by the Department of Public Safety at LIU Post. Included below you will also find a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of regular mandated supervised fire drills, policies and rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking and open flame, procedures for evacuation, policies regarding fire safety education and training programs for students, faculty and staff, and plans for future improvements in fire safety.Campus Fire Emergencies
If a fire occurs in a campus building, everyone should quickly exit the building, using available stairways and fire escapes. The emergency signal for a fire is a continuous sounding alarm. After reaching safety, call the Department of Public Safety at 516-299-2222 or dial 911 for assistance.Emergency Telephone and Campus Numbers
516-299-2222, 516-299-2214, or 911How to Report a Fire
If a burning odor or smoke is present, call the Department of Public Safety at 516-299-2222 or dial 911. Report the exact location of the fire and, if known, what is burning. If a fire is detected, sound the building alarm by pulling a nearby fire alarm.Fire Safety Procedures
The act of discharging a fire extinguisher, lighting a fire, and misuse or tampering with the alarm or sprinkler systems is considered irresponsible behavior and endangers the lives of others and can result in immediate judicial or criminal action. LIU Post reserves the right to pursue criminal charges through the appropriate authorities.Actions to Take
You must believe that every fire alarm is real. Failure to exit the building when an alarm sounds may put you and others in danger.Statistics for the 2014 Academic Year
The following statistics are collected and reported by the Department of Public Safety:
Statistics and Related Information Regarding Fires in Residential Facilities
|Residential Facilities||Total Fires in Each Building||Fire Number||Cause of Fire||Number of Injuries That Required Treatment at a Medical Facility||Number of Deaths Related to Fire||Value of Property Damage Caused by Fire|
|Riggs Hall||1||1||Burnt Paper||0||0||$ 0|
|Brookville Hall||1||0||0||0||0||$ 0|
|Queens Hall||0||0||0||0||0||$ 0|
|Suffolk Hall||0||0||0||0||0||$ 0|
|Kings Hall||0||0||0||0||0||$ 0|
|Nassau Hall||0||0||0||0||0||$ 0|
|Post Hall||0||0||0||0||0||$ 0|
The following is published in the Annual Security Report on the Public Safety Web site:
Description of the fire safety system for all residence housing on campus:
Number of fire drills held in residence halls: Two drills are held per semester (a total of 4 annually) by Fire Safety Officer in conjunction with Public Safety officers and Residence Life staff members.
Rules and policies concerning portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in resident housing are published in the Student Handbook under “Campus Fire Safety Procedures” and are found in the housing contract.Procedures for evacuations, fire safety education and training:
Fire safety procedures can be found under “Campus Fire Safety Procedures” in the Student Handbook, as well as the Emergency and Safety Procedures Guide, which outlines evacuations, fire/explosion and gas leaks producers.
The LIU Post Fire Log is maintained at the Department of Public Safety and is available for inspections at the Office of Public Safety, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you have any questions, please call Michael Conklin, our Fire Safety Officer at (516) 299-4033 and/or contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 299-2222 (emergencies) or (516) 299-2214 (general inquiries).
If you have any non-emergency questions related to this Safety Advisory, please feel free to call Public Safety at ext. 2214. If you have any health-related questions, call LIU Post Student Health & Counseling Center at ext. 2345.
Recently this campus was inspected by representatives of the Office of Fire Prevention and Control, a branch of the Department of State for the State of New York. This annual inspection (and subsequent re-inspection) is mandated by law to insure safety from fires on all college campuses. The main cause of violations for our campus was the blocking open or obstruction of fire doors and smoke doors. The NY State Fire Code states "Fire doors and smoke door barrier doors shall not be blocked or obstructed or otherwise made inoperable. Fire door assemblies shall not be modified." Fire doors are to remain closed at all times unless held open by 'approved hold-open devices' connected to the fire alarm system. In consideration of these regulations, the following tips are submitted:
Another major violation witnessed is the use of extension cords in lieu of permanent wiring. The NY State fire code states: "Extension cords and flexible cords shall not be a substitute for permanent wiring. Extension cords shall not be affixed to structures, extended through walls, ceilings or floors, or under doors or floor coverings, not shall such cords be subjected to environmental damage or physical impact." If your area or office is using extension cords, please:
We all have to help to reduce and remove fire code violations. Your help is greatly appreciated.
As students, faculty and staff make arrangements to travel abroad during Spring Break, staying abreast of international affairs remains a vital first step in planning. In order to assist our students and employees in their travel plans, the following safety tips are advised:
More detailed safety tips can be found on the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov
Call Public Safety at 516-299-2222 for emergencies or at 516-299-2214 for non-emergencies.