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Public Safety Alert

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, there was an incident reported where personal property was stolen in Shuster Hall while the office space was left unattended and unlocked. The Public Safety Department and NYPD are investigating this incident.

The cooperation and involvement of all Lehman College community members is essential for keeping our campus safe. All students, faculty and staff members should be alert at all times. Immediately report door/lock malfunctions and suspicious persons or activities in your area and make sure that the doors are locked when leaving your office or buildings.

Everyone is requested to take the following precautions:

  • Exterior doors of buildings should never be propped open.
  • Office window shades or shutters should be drawn or closed at night, especially when room lights are on.
  • Office doors, file cabinets and desks should be locked at all times even if you step out of the area for a short time. Never leave your office space unattended.
  • Valuable items such as laptop computers, cameras, projectors and televisions should be permanently marked for identification and locked away in a secure cabinet.
  • Alarmed rooms should be armed and secured at all times even if you step out of the area for a short period of time.
  • Keys should be carried at all times and never copied or loaned to others.
  • Cars should be parked in lighted areas and kept locked at all times. Valuables should be kept in your possession at all times.
  • Individuals who are on campus and are behaving suspiciously should be immediately reported to Public Safety staff at either extension 7777 or 8228.
  • Students, faculty and staff can request an escort if they feel unsafe walking to or from a parking lot or between buildings. Public Safety is available 24/7 for those who wish an escort and can call either extension 7777 or 8228 or 718-960-8228 from an off campus phone or personal cellphone.
  • Studens, faculty and staff should avoid areas that are islolated or poorly lit. Always be aware of your surroundings and know where the closest emergency telephone is located on campus.
  • Devise a buddy system in your area to look out for each other. Travel in groups whenever possible.

"If you see something, say something!"