The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management (Public Safety) is located in the Center for Public Safety and General Services and is operational 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, year round. The Communications Center is staffed by a trained public safety professional at all times and can be reached by calling (607) 274-3333 or extension 3333 from an on campus phone.
Public Safety is a full service public safety provider with responsibility for campus safety, campus crime awareness and campus crime prevention and education. Public Safety members are a well trained team inclusive of uniformed campus police officers and state-certified security officers. In addition to Patrol and Security operations (to include Investigations), Public Safety is comprised of Parking Services, Environmental Health & Safety, and Student Auxiliary Safety Patrol (SASP). Public Safety areas of responsibility include:
- Emergency response
- Fire safety
- Crime prevention programming
- Special event staffing
- Providing safety escorts
- Repository for lost and found
- Administering vehicle assistance, and
- Managing vehicular and traffic control on campus.
In compliance with federal requirements mandated by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Statistics Act [20 USC 1092(f)], Public Safety is responsible for preparing, publishing and distributing an Annual Security Report by October 1 of each year, for the purpose of disclosing and disseminating certain information regarding campus crime statistics, security policies and campus law enforcement. Information mandated by this Act include statements about:
- Campus law enforcement policies
- Campus security education and prevention programs
- Alcohol and drug policies
- Sexual assault education and prevention programs
- Procedures for reporting sexual assaults, and
- Procedures for handling reports of sexual assault.
You can view the publication electronically, or you may request a hard copy via phone or walk-in to Public Safety. The crime statistics for Ithaca College (also contained in the annual security report) are submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) through a web-based data collection system and can be viewed at http://www.ope.ed.gov/security.
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