We strive to make our campus as secure as possible for all students, faculty, staff
and visitors. The Safety and Security Office handles parking violations, electronic
surveillance, security escort, and assistance with car trouble, among other responsibilities.
Please report concerns or incidents to the Safety and Security Office at (845) 431-8070.
In case of emergency, call extension 911 from any internal campus phone or your cell
Security is available on campus 24 hours a day, and emergency phones are located by
the elevators in all buildings and some stairwells.
There also are emergency phones located in or near all parking lots on campus. These
phones are marked with blue lights and connect directly to the Security Office.
When needed and if staffing is available, the Office of Safety and Security will provide
an escort or mobile transport to students, staff members, or visitors on the main
campus in cases of disability, illness, injury, or if there is a reasonable concern
for personal safety. To utilize this service, call the Security Office at 845-431-8070.
Escorts are generally limited to a single requesting person.
Please note that Security does not have the ability to take reservations or calls
in advance for an escort. In rare occasions, Security staff may be engaged in other
calls for service, which could delay an escort or transport from being granted at
the time of the request.
Our staff patrols the campus 24 hours a day.
EMERGENCY MASS NOTIFICATION
Dutchess Community College has implemented an emergency notification system that broadcasts
emergency messages through speaker systems and all cisco telephones when it is deemed
prudent to alert the campus community of a hazard or potential hazard. These emergency
messages will provide information about the type of hazard and will recommend immediate
action to take.
People with hearing impairment may participate in a program which provides a text
and/or email format of emergency notification messages to a wireless device, such
as a cell phone. Please contact the Assistant Director of Security (845-431-8070)
or the Accommodative Services Office (845-431-8055) for further information.
Please assume responsibility for your personal safety and the security of your personal
belongings with these simple, common-sense precautions:
Report incidents immediately
Know what to do in an emergency - Read the Emergency Action Guide (in myDCC)
Use the Escort Service
Keep vehicles locked at all times
Report any suspicious individuals whom you feel do not belong on campus
Do not leave belongings unattended.
Other Important Information