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
BMCC is proud of its campus safety and security record. The Public Safety Department recommends the use of these simple, common-sense rules.
If possible avoid walking alone. Walk in welllit areas, Do not take short cuts. When walking to your vehicle, have your keys ready in your hand. Do not carry large sums of money, conspicuous jewelry, or other valuables. Keep your purse tucked closely under your arm.
If you are working alone during off-hours, keep your doors locked. Inform the Public Safety service of where you are working so that our patrol officers can give that area special attention.
Avoid studying or being alone in inactive areas such as empty classrooms or stairwells.
Every Station has an Off-Hours Waiting Area. Off-Hours Waiting Areas may be located near the station booth, in the middle level in a two-level station, or the platform. Yellow signs usually hung from the ceiling mark these well-lit areas. In stations where you can't see the platform from the Off-Hours Waiting Area, an electronic sign alerts you to the arrival of a train.
There are closed circuit television cameras in the Off-Hours Waiting Areas.
Avoid waiting at the far end of a platform at any time.
Ride in the conductor's car in the middle of the night.
At night, NYC TA sometimes runs trains with fewer cars. Look for a black and yellow platform sign that tell you where to board the Conductor's Car.
Identity theft occurs when a criminal uses another person's personal information to take on that person's identity. Identity theft is much more than misuse of a social security number-it can also include credit card, and mail fraud.