Personal safety and crime prevention are always a concern. At SUNY Plattsburgh, we take a proactive approach to educate our students, faculty, staff, and the wider community before issues arise.
Our teams dedicated to policing and public safety are vigilant and visible. They build awareness of risks, take proactive steps to get in front of issues, and dedicate their lives to helping others.
University Police has a close working relationship with the Plattsburgh Police Department, the Clinton County Sheriff's Office, and the New York State Police. This relationship includes University Police having regular radio communications with other local law enforcement and emergency services.
Community policing, education, and so much more!
Safety & Prevention
SUNY Plattsburgh assists students and employees in creating an environment that supports intellectual, social, personal growth, and promoting health and safety. The College offers many opportunities for campus-wide education at various times throughout the year.
These education programs include primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students and new employees to promote the awareness of rape, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
These education programs include: a statement that these crimes are prohibited at the College; definitions of consent, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the College’s jurisdiction; safe and positive bystander intervention when there’s a risk of one of those incidents; information on risk reduction to recognize warning signs of abusive behavior and avoiding potential attacks; and information about disciplinary procedures. Educational programs provide information on College policies and regulations, procedures and practices for when violence occurs, and how to prevent future violence.
"Our teams dedicated to policing and public safety are vigilant and visible. They build awareness of risks, take proactive steps to get in front of issues, and dedicate their lives to helping others."
Campus Safety Services
Don't be embarrassed to be security conscious. It's better to be safe than sorry.
University Police On-Campus Escort Service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any campus location to any other campus location.
Call 518-564-2022 to arrange a University Police escort.
SUNY Plattsburgh Police Bike Patrol
Specially trained officers patrol the campus roadways and grounds on purpose specific bicycles outfitted with emergency lighting and reflectors. You will likely see our bicycle patrols at special events, move in day or other times when having an extremely mobile patrol force would be advantageous. Patrolling on bicycles allows officers to quickly get around campus without the impediment of traffic and with the benefit of being stealthy. Bicycle patrols continue to be popular with police departments nationwide and has proven to be a valuable crime prevention tool.
- Blue Light Phones
- Vehicle Lock-Outs
- Vehicle Jump Start Kits
- Educational Programs