FOR EMERGENCIES CALL

To report a crime or emergency, call Public Safety at (212) 220-8080. If on campus call 911 or use one of the blue call boxes located throughout the campus. Click here for emergency call box locations

LOST AND FOUND

If you find anything, please report it to any Security Officer.
If you lost anything, check the security office located at S215 or contact Public Safety at 212-220-8136

Mission Statement

The BMCC Public Safety Service is here to foster the mission of the college by providing a safe, secure, and comfortable environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

All members of the BMCC/Public Safety Service are expected to respect each individual, and treat each individual with professionalism and civility while maintaining the rules and guidelines that will ensure the safety and security of all persons at the college.

Through our web pages we hope to provide you with information to help keep you safe both at school and at home.

The department strives for excellence and professionalism in each and every task undertaken.

Other services and responsibilities of Public Safety:

Maintenance of campus facilities

Public safety personnel and other college employees, routinely perform checks of lights on campus that need repair. This information is submitted to the Buildings and Grounds Office for maintenance and repair.
Public safety personnel periodically take notice of shrubbery, doors and locks that require maintenance and submit the information to the appropriate department.

Educational Programs/ Referral Services

Educational Programs
The Office of Student Activities offers an integrated program of special events, workshops, courses, and research projects on wellness scheduled throughout the year. Campus peace officers in conjunction with other appropriate departmental representatives provide seminars on a host of topics: workplace violence, sexual awareness and responsibility, crime prevention/personal safety, domestic violence, and acquaintance rape. The college makes every effort to advise and update students about public safety procedures and security conditions on campus.

Referral Services
If you are a victim of a crime on or off campus or if you need help in dealing with any aspect of the criminal justice system, the Public Safety Office is available to refer you to the appropriate agency. The Public Safety Department has an excellent working relationship with the local NYPD 1st Police Precinct, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, the Criminal and Family Court Systems, and various victim services agencies.

Crime prevention

The Department of Public Safety believes that it is better to prevent crimes than to react after the fact. A primary vehicle for accomplishing this goal is the department's comprehensive crime prevention strategy. This strategy is based on a multi-layered approach that includes proactive campus patrols and crime prevention education and training. Additionally, the BMCC Security Advisory Committee, comprised of students, faculty, staff, administration, and public safety representatives meet regularly throughout the year to ensure concerns, questions, and recommendations are addressed. Campus peace officers in conjunction with other appropriate department representatives provide seminars on a host of topics, workplace violence, sexual awareness and responsibility, crime prevention/personal safety, domestic violence, and acquaintance rape. The college makes every effort to advise and update students about public safety procedures and security conditions on campus.

Crime reporting and statistics

BMCC provides timely notice to the campus community and local police on crimes reported to the Department of Public Safety that are considered to be a threat to students and employees. The manner of notification depends upon the particular circumstance of the crime and may include means such as electronic mail, college publications, and the student newspaper.

The Public Safety Department also maintains a daily crime log making crime data readily available to the community.

Policies for Preparing the Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics

As required by federal law, BMCC compiles yearly crime statistics for this report on a calendar-year basis in accordance with the definitions of crimes provided by the FBI for use in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system. These statistics include the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by BMCC; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.

These statistics are gathered from reported crimes to the public safety office/officers, crimes reported to other campus officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities, as well as those crimes reported to the local police precinct (1st Precinct). These statistics also include persons referred for campus disciplinary action for categories required under the Clery Act including liquor law violations, drug law violations, and illegal weapons possession.

View Crime Statistics for 2009 - 2011

 

 

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