Reporting a Crime
Victims or witnesses are encouraged to report all incidents to Adelphi University Public Safety (or the local police department if appropriate), regardless of how insignificant the crime may seem.
Public Safety or police officers will respond at any time of day or night to meet the victim/witness, take a report, investigate the incident, and provide assistance.
When calling, stay on the line until told to hang up and as accurately as possible, tell the dispatcher everything you can remember about the incident (e.g., sex of suspect, the suspect’s clothing, vehicle, direction of travel, etc.). The Adelphi community is encouraged to program the Public Safety telephone number into their phones in case of an emergency.
|Location||On Campus||Off Campus|
|Garden City Campus||
|Hauppauge Center||Call 631.300.4367 or 516.237.8605 or contact the public safety officer located in the lobby.||Call 911|
|Manhattan Center||Call 212.965.8340 or contact the contract security officer located at the main entry to the Adelphi area on the second floor||Call 911|
|Hudson Valley Center||Call 845.471.3348 or contact the contract officer at the main entry to the Adelphi area located on the fourth floor||Call 911|
One may choose to call 911 to report emergencies that require immediate response from police, fire, medical or other emergency units at any location. Be specific relative to your location. Specify that you are at Adelphi University with a specific building location (e.g., Blodgett Hall room 201).
Reporting a Crime Confidentially
A private resource means that information about a violation or incident is shared with a limited circle of University employees who “need to know” in order to assist in the assessment, investigation, and resolution of the report.
Adelphi University offices and employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality, will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible. Private University resources include the Title IX Coordinator, the Department of Public Safety, Responsible Employees, and Campus Security Authorities.
A confidential resource means that information shared to the below resources will not disclose what you tell them to anyone else at the University or outside it. The only instances where information may be disclosed is when:
- the individual gives written consent for its disclosure
- there appears to be a risk of immediate harm to self or others
- the information concerns conduct involving suspected abuse or neglect of a minor under the age of 18.
The following classifications of individuals are Confidential Resources under University policy. Please note, however, that if you disclose information that you wish to remain confidential to para-professional staff, such as administrative assistants, they may be required by law to pass along the report to Public Safety as a Campus Security Authority or a Title IX Coordinator as a Responsible Employee.