Stay safe and know all of the safety tips from the New York State University Police Department.
The New York State University Police Department is committed to investigating all reports of alleged crimes within the campus community.
We examine each alleged crime to determine if they should be additionally classified as hate or as bias crimes. Hate crimes are those crimes which are motivated by a bias against a particular individual or group based on perceived or actual personal characteristics such as ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
Please feel free to navigate this web-site for crime prevention and safety tips.
Tips for SAFETY:
The Federal Trade Commission is the main resource for preventing identity theft. Identity theft happens when someone uses your personal information (social security number, credit card information, bank accounts) without your permission.
To avoid becoming a victim of identity theft:
Every year, thousands of officers are injured or killed while conducting traffic stops or traffic related duties.
These are just some of the reasons why officers are trained to place a great deal of emphasis on their safety while ensuring the safety of the vehicle’s operator, passengers and the immediate public. Initially, officers often appear to have a defensive posture and they will maintain this posture as they assess the threat level and the risk of injury is determined.
If you are stopped by any Police Officer, here are some helpful tips that you as a driver or passenger can follow to reduce the risk of danger to the Officer:
Pedestrians / Joggers
Following several tragedies at college and university campuses, Purchase College has authorized the use of security cameras as part of its crime prevention strategy.
These cameras are meant to promote public safety and to protect personal and college property. Please note that information obtained from the cameras shall be used exclusively for law and / or policy enforcement. Cameras are not placed in areas where there is reasonable expectation of privacy. Because Purchase College respects the privacy of the entire college community and the students’ need to feel safe and secure, a Security Camera Policy is in place. Please consult the College’s web-site for more information.
|Sexual Assault Prevention|
SUNY strictly prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Please visit the office of Sexual Violence Prevention & Response page for more details.
|Wildlife & Your Safety|
The SUNY Purchase campus is home to a diverse group of wildlife including but not limited to deer, rabbits, song birds, birds of prey, fox, skunks, raccoons and even the occasional coyote.
Q: How do I know when an animal is sick?
Q: What do I do if I’ve been bitten by a wild animal?
Q: How do I know if an animal has Rabies?
Q: Why would an animal act aggressively? Does that mean it is sick?
Since you can’t know the normal behavior for each wild animal, it is best to LEAVE IT ALONE. For more information on Rabies: The Westchester County Department of Health and the The Center for Disease Control
Q: Will a sick animal be tested for rabies?
Q: What if there is a bat in my room?
What is harassment? Harassment is any unwanted forms of communication, actions or patterns of behaviors that are annoying, alarming or threatening to you as an individual. Harassment is a crime.
Harassment may include: