Department of Public Safety
Room L-202, Ext. 5069
Kingsborough’s public safety staff strives to provide an environment that fosters the opportunity and the freedom for the entire Kingsborough community to grow intellectually while in the pursuit of educational excellence.
Dedicated to a community-oriented approach to policing and campus safety, the department is responsible for many aspects of campus security including crime prevention, law enforcement, subsequent investigation, emergency preparedness, asset protection, and campus access control. Several public safety officers are state-certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) trained to respond to health emergencies on campus.
Anyone concerned about a student and his or her behavior should make an Assessment and Care Team (ACT) referral. These referrals were created to identify, investigate, assess, refer, monitor and take action in response to behaviors exhibited by Kingsborough students that may pose a threat to the college community. ACT will assess the situation and make recommendations for action. For more information go to the college website at https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/act/homepage.html
Public Safety escorts are available daily, 24-hours a day, seven (7) days a week to all students, faculty, and staff on campus. If you are working late on campus call Extension 5069 for an escort to the parking lot or bus stop 15 minutes before you need to leave.
In case of emergency, call 7777 from any campus phone or use one of the many emergency pull-box stations located throughout the campus.
All incidents of a criminal or non-criminal nature should be immediately reported to the Public Safety department. The department will expeditiously respond to the condition reported, investigate and make necessary notifications to campus administrators or if necessary, off- campus resources.
For more information about Kingsborough’s Department of Public Safety visit Kingsborough’s website at https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/campus_security/Homepage.html
COVID-19 Campus Access Protocol
All CUNY faculty, staff and students will be required to test through the safeCircle (Cleared4) testing program at any of the 18 colleges in all five boroughs, as well as at two CUNY Central locations. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the past seven days is required for those who are not vaccinated or choose not to disclose their vaccination status.
CUNY VaxPass(Proof of Vaccination):
VaxPass Users (faculty, staff and students) will display a VaxPass Access Allowed confirmation on their smartphones in order to gain entry onto the campus.
Visitor Access to Campus:
Every visitor to a CUNY Campus, whether accessing indoor or outdoor spaces, will adhere to a Daily Health Screening for COVID-19 contact or symptoms (e.g. questionnaire, temperature check) as per the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.
Holidays and Emergency College Closing
CUNY Alert System
Students, faculty and staff can receive text or voice alerts of campus emergencies or weather related closings via cell phone, home phone, and/or email by enrolling in the free CUNY Alert System. To enroll, visit https://www2.cuny.edu/cuny-alert/
In the event of emergency college closings, due to inclement weather or other factors over which the college has no control, students can get up-to-the-minute information by listening to the following television or radio stations, by viewing their websites for instructions, or by going to the Kingsborough Community College website at www.kbcc.cuny.edu
Radio Stations and Websites
WCBS 880 https://wcbs880.radio.com/
1010 WINS www.1010wins.com
WKRB 90.3 www.wkrb.org
Television Channels and Websites
WNBC 4 www.nbcnewyork.com
The Academic Calendar lists holidays when the college is closed and when classes are not in session. For the Academic Calendar go to https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/registrar/academic_calendar.html
The Department of Public Safety will issue a photo identification (I.D.) card upon first registering as a student. I.D. cards are updated electronically each session and module thereafter once tuition and fees have been paid. While on campus, students are required to carry, and upon request, present a valid I.D. to any college official, including public safety officers. Spot checks are conducted at the main gate and on campus throughout the year.
Students who lose or misplace their Kingsborough identification card must first pay a replacement fee at the Bursar’s Office, A-205, and then proceed to the Department of Public Safety with the receipt for a replacement identification card.
Stolen I.D. cards must be reported, by the owner, to the Police Department and to the Department of Public Safety. A replacement card will be issued, at no cost, upon delivery of a Police Department case number or police report.
Lost and Found
Lost and found items should be turned in to Public Safety Officers for processing. If the property is turned in with identification enclosed, they will make every effort to contact the owner. Illegal contraband or weapons are immediately vouchered with the New York City Police Department.