Safety and Security

AU Staff Updated by AU Staff

Campus Emergencies requiring Police, Fire Department or Emergency Personnel:  Dial 911 immediately.

Alliance University campus Safety Manhattan:  x 6198 from a campus phone.  (646) 378-6198 from a private or public phone.

The Bay at Jersey City front desk: (845) 222-8812 from a private or public phone.

At Alliance University we believe that a safe campus is your right—and your responsibility.  Campus safety is a team effort.  No matter how effective the college’s safety procedures may be this involves the cooperation of all concerned.

The main mission of safety and security at Alliance University is to provide student, staff, faculty, administration and visitors at our diverse institution with a safe and secure learning environment. This is accomplished by fostering a sense of cooperation, customer service, respect, and teamwork among the campus community. Emergency

Alliance University works closely with local law enforcement to ensure college policies follow compliance with federal, state, and county regulations.  Administrators review the comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan annually with key personnel.

Campus Safety 

The Campus Safety Department is managed by the Alliance University Facilities/Auxiliary Services Department. Campus Safety conducts security checks of campus facilities. At the Alliance University Residential Campus in Jersey City, a Campus Safety Officer is on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Their primary responsibility is to mange the front desk and access control system, Identification card check in and out, and monitor cameras, entrances and exist. The Campus Safety Department works closely with the Residence Life Staff and local police to deter, detect, report, and investigate criminal activity and other activities on campus that are related to safety and security. Safety Officers are Facilities’ first responders and should be called in the event of any emergency. In the case of a life or death situation, 911 should be called first.

Designated areas of campus facilities are monitored by continuous video surveillance for the purpose of enhancing the safety and security of the campus community. This includes the residence hall, exits, and hallways.

Student, Faculty, and Staff Responsibility: The cooperation and involvement of students, faculty, and staff in campus safety and security are essential. All members of the campus community must assume responsibility for their personal safety and the security of their property by taking simple, common sense precautions. For example, room and apartment doors should be locked at night and when unoccupied, valuable items such as stereos, cameras, and televisions should be marked with engraving instruments, and bicycles should be secured with a sturdy lock. Suspicious persons or situations on campus, especially in and around the residence halls, should be reported to the Campus Safety Department.

Criminal activity and other emergencies on campus can be reported to the Campus Safety as follows:

  • Manhattan: by dialing ext. 6198 from any campus system telephone or by dialing (646) 378-6198 from a private or public telephone.
  • The Bay at Jersey City: by dialing (845) 222-8812. Safety officers have sufficient authority to enforce campus rules and regulations. Members of the campus community are subject to disciplinary action for failing to obey the instruction of Safety Officer.

Video Surveillance: Designated areas of campus facilities and surrounding grounds are monitored by continuous video surveillance for the purpose of enhancing the safety and security of the campus community. This includes residence hall entrances, exits and parking lots.

The Facilities and Auxiliary Services Department is responsible for fire safety, key and lock control, and access card programing. It inspects campus facilities and promptly makes repairs in areas that may affect safety and security.

Officers are trained in accordance with the New York State Security Guard Act or NUJ Security Officer Registration Act and receive additional on-the-job and annual training. Training includes crisis response, emergency procedures relating to criminal activities, report writing and patrol techniques. Safety officers are not armed, and they are not sworn law enforcement officers. However the department cooperates with other law enforcement agencies regarding crimes, reports of criminal activity, and investigations.

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