Public Safety

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 on this website.  

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

 In an emergency call Public Safety at 516-463-6789. If off campus, dial 911 for assistance.

October 8, 2021

During the evening of Thursday October 7, 2021, an unidentified male entered an unlocked office located in the Mack Arena and removed a backpack.   The investigation is ongoing.

The Department of Public Safety would like to take this opportunity to remind all members of our community of these important safety tips.  In particular,

  • Remember to use your locks – lock your car, your office door, your front door and do not prop open your residence hall door
  • Always have your keys in-hand before you reach your car or residential door
  • Be observant – Look around. Be aware of your surroundings and the people in them. Do not wear headphones or look at your cell phone when walking
  • Stick to well lighted streets and well-populated areas
  • Safety in numbers – Walk with friends or in a group
  • Do not carry large amounts of money
  • Report suspicious behavior and activity immediately by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 516 463-6789, or if off campus call 911.