Jul 23, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Safety

Public Safety

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

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/

Emergency Closings

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
NY1 www.ny1.com
WNBC 4 www.nbcnewyork.com

Holiday Closings

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

Identification Cards

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.