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Crime Reporting

Crime Reporting Procedures

All members of the college community are encouraged to report actual or suspected criminal behavior or other emergencies that occur on campus to the Office of Public Safety.
You can report a crime or an emergency in the following ways:

  • Call ext. 2111 to contact Public Safety, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Call 911 to report emergencies directly to the New York City Police, Fire and Emergency dial Services. If calling 911 while on campus, also call Public Safety at extension 2111 so we can expedite the emergency response.
  • Report incident directly to any Public Safety Officer or report incident in person at the Public Safety Office located in Building 2A, room 108. The Public Safety Office is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Public Safety emergency callboxes are located in corridors, stairwells, and places of public assembly throughout our various campus buildings.

Upon receipt of the call, Public Safety officers are dispatched immediately to the site of the complaint. An investigation is conducted and a report filed. If a person is unable or unwilling to make a report to the Office of Public Safety, you may make a report to any official at the college. The Office of Public Safety will accept, for investigation, a report of a crime from any member of the college community it is strongly recommended that this report be made to one of the following administrators:

  • Vice President of Student Affairs             718.982.2335
  • Associate Dean of Student Affairs           718.982.2448

If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the college disciplinary system or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report.  Although you may make a confidential report to any college official it is strongly recommended that this report be made in the following manner.

College counselors are encouraged to inform victims or witnesses that they are counseling that they can voluntarily and confidentially report crimes for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.

The College of Staten Island has always advocated prompt and accurate reporting of all crimes that occur on campus. Every report of a criminal incident is recorded on a CUNY Public Safety Incident Report and assigned a sequential number for that reporting period. In all cases of criminal activity, the complainant is encouraged and assisted by the Office of Public Safety to report the incident to the proper law enforcement authorities.

Reporting a Suspicious Person On Campus

If you see a suspicious person on campus or believe that a crime has been committed, notify the Office of Public Safety immediately. Give full details such as physical description, clothing, car make, model and license plate number, etc. Your cooperation is essential in a successful investigation, apprehension and recovering of property. You may also use the Reporting Alleged Fraud, Abuse or Misconduct form to report a problem.

Weapons Policy

No one within the University community, except peace officers, pursuant to authorization of College Presidents, shall have in his/her possession a rifle, shotgun, firearm or any other dangerous instrument or material that can be used to inflict bodily harm on an individual or damage to a building or the grounds of a campus.

Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Crime Statistics reported to the College of Staten Island can be viewed at