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Certain types of crime increase during the holiday season. In the past, there have been reports of on-campus theft during this period. In order to prevent you from falling victim to the crimes that occur during the holiday season, we recommend that you take the following precautions: Read more
NYPD reported that starting on 10/23/18, pipe bombs were delivered to the homes and offices of high profile political figures in and around New York City. All of the devices were delivered in weighty large manila envelopes, addressed in block type and had the same number of American flag stamps. Graduate Center mail room personnel have been reminded of suspicious package identification and mail screening protocols and public safety officers have been informed of the threat. If you come across suspicious mail or packages, do not touch it, leave the area immediately and call Public Safety at 212-817-7777 (do not use a cell phone).
On Monday, 3/22/16, a terrorist bomb attack targeting an airport and subway station in Brussels, Belgium killed 35 people and injured over 300. There is no known nexus to New York City but both cities have similar infrastructure so now is a good time to review how we would react to such a threat or actual attack.
On Monday, 11/16/15, The GC’s Title IX Coordinator and Public Safety Director were informed of an off-campus sexual assault involving two GC students. The female student reported that a male student drugged and sexually assaulted her while she was incapacitated.
The personal safety of students, staff, faculty and visitors is of primary importance at the Graduate Center. In the wake of the school shooting at Roseburg, Oregon, we are once again reviewing our present security posture and emergency operation plans and will be looking at strategies to prevent such incidents from happening on our campus. - See more at: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/About-the-GC/Resources-Services/Security-Public-Safety/Security-Alerts#sthash.ObEtY9Gz.dpuf
The FBI Internet Crime Center reports that university employees across the country are receiving fraudulent e-mails indicating a change in their human resource status so perpetrators can steal employee credentials and access direct deposit accounts. This alert outlines precautions that should be taken to protect yourself from this type of crime.
On Monday, 4/15/13 two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 140. The FBI and Boston Police Department are investigating various leads but as of now it is still unclear who might be responsible for the blast. NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced this morning that while there is no known threat to New York City, NYPD is on heightened alert and is increasing its uniformed presence and taking other special precautions. In addition, the Office of Security & Public Safety will step up perimeter patrols, paying special attention to parked vehicles and unattended packages.
Recently there has been an increase in bicycle part thefts from the streets around our building. Wheels and seats from expensive bicycles are particularly attractive targets but any unsecured bike part is at risk. A recent inspection of bicycles parked in front of our building revealed that many were vulnerable to theft. Read more
The personal safety of students, staff, faculty and visitors is of primary importance at the Graduate Center. In the wake of the school shooting at Newtown, Connecticut, we are once again reviewing our present security posture and emergency operation plans and will be looking at strategies to prevent such incidents from happening on our campus.
Information pertaining to the recent theft of iPhones outside the Graduate Center on 5th Avenue. Read more