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Local Safety Bulletins

The Clery Act requires higher education institutions to give timely warnings of emergencies that represent an ongoing and immediate threat to the campus community.  Hofstra University will provide an Emergency Alert through the Hofstra CANN system.

There are other times when University officials become aware of situations that should be shared with the campus community so that appropriate actions may be taken to prevent similar occurrences.  In this case, a Local Safety Bulletin will be issued by Public Safety.

When a situation occurs on campus or close to campus and the university has credible information upon which to base a Local Safety Bulletin, the university will send an email notice to all individuals registered in CANN advising them of the situation.  In addition, local safety bulletins will be posted at the entranceways to all residential buildings.

The Public Safety Department will also post recently issued Local Safety Bulletins on this website for reference by all community members.

Posted on February 15, 2017

Did you lock your vehicle?

 Safety Tips for Parking on Campus:

    • Lock your vehicle and check the doors before walking away
    • Keep valuables out of sight
      • Don’t leave money in the center console
      • Bring valuables with you or
      • Keep valuables in the glove box or trunk
    • Park in well-lit areas
    • Contact Public Safety emergency line (x3-6602)
      • If you see anything suspicious
      • Someone lurking riding a bike through the parking lots
      • Someone looking into vehicles

Posted on March 28, 2017

It has been reported to the Hofstra University Department of Public Safety that a male individual has been committing lewd acts in a car off-campus, in the vicinity of the entrance gates off of Hamilton Road. The male has been identified as African American, 20 to 30 years old, sitting in a dark colored sedan. He has been approaching woman walking alone during the mid-day hours, asking for directions onto campus. When the person responds, he then will expose himself. The Nassau County and Hempstead Police Departments have been notified and have increased patrols in the area. 

As a precautionary reminder, the Hofstra University Department of Public Safety encourages you to do the following:

  • Wherever you are, stay alert and tuned into your surroundings.
  • Avoid walking alone, especially at night. Use the campus or night shuttle or request an escort if on campus by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 516-463 -6606.
  • Know where you are going and walk quickly and confidently to your destination.
  • Avoid carrying unnecessary items.
  • Report suspicious behavior and activity immediately by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 516-463-6789 or the police at 9-1-1.

 In an emergency call Public Safety at 463-6789. If off campus, dial 911 for assistance.


In case of an emergency, call 516-463-6789 Public Safety Front Desk 516-463-6606