Safety Speech

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y phone number. If you make a 911 call, please also notify the Department of Public Safety. They will also respond to assist and direct the police and other emergency personnel to the reported emergency.

Public Safety and Security Services
The Bronx Community College Public Safety Department strives to use the best practices in Law Enforcement and Professional Security that can be implemented in a safe and effective community policing model. Bronx perimeter of the main campus, the off-campus sites, the entry gates, and the parking areas are patrolled on a 24-hour basis by Public Safety Officers. Public Safety Officers are sworn law enforcement/NYS Peace Officers under Criminal Procedure Law 2.10 subsection 79 and have the powers of arrest. Peace Officers serve primarily as a deterrent force but are fully trained to take action in the event a crime is committed. The Division of Student Affairs handles disciplinary actions for minor offenses and violations against Bronx Community College rules and regulations. The personnel of Public Safety are available for consultation, advice and guidance on Security / Public Safety matters. Any situation requiring police intervention is referred to the proper authorities at the local precinct. At Bronx Community College, incidents of a criminal nature that are reported to a Campus Peace Officer who report directly to the NYPD on behalf of the complainant. The City University of New York and Bronx Community College have Memorandums of Understanding with the NYPD for emergency, non emergency and investigative response. Currently, the Department has 55 Public Safety Officers with 5 support staff members. The department consists of 35 Peace Officers of various ranks assigned to patrol on the campus / campus perimeter and assist with access point security. Additionally, the college employs 20 Campus Security Assistants who are assigned to patrol on campus only, assigned to access post and other fixed posts. Campus Security Assistants are licensed as NYS Licensed Security Guards and do not have arrest powers (outside of the powers of a private citizen) A Special Operations team has formed with 5 Peace Officers that primarily focus on aggressive Crime Prevention / Domestic Violence Awareness, Timely Investigation response, Management and design of a threat based Physical Security System to include CCTV, Intrusion Alarms, Duress Alarms, emergency call boxes and other technology that augments Public Safety, an a highly experienced trainer to aid our department in training issues and patrol support. The Department of Public Safety conducts fire drills along with the assistance of approximately 75 volunteer fire wardens made up of BCC faculty & staff members, of all campus buildings during the fall, spring and summer semesters. The department also conducts tests of all fire alarm stations on a monthly basis to ensure they are in proper working order. In addition the department will hold works shops in general fire safety for the faculty and staff. The department also works diligently with the local NYFD to ensure and improve campus fire safety.

College Overview
  the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Bronx Community College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The college, a component of The City University of New York, is an urban community college whose primary mission is to provide students with a foundation in general education, knowledge of history and culture, and preparation for a variety of career options. The college recognizes its obligation to provide access without impediment to those who seek its services, to meet the needs...
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