Safety & Security

We strive to make our campus as secure as possible for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Safety and Security Office handles parking violations, electronic surveillance, security escort, and assistance with car trouble, among other responsibilities. Please report concerns or incidents to the Safety and Security Office at (845) 431-8070.

In case of emergency, call extension 911 from any internal campus phone or your cell phone.


Emergency Phones

Security is available on campus 24 hours a day, and emergency phones are located by the elevators in all buildings and some stairwells.

There also are emergency phones located in or near all parking lots on campus. These phones are marked with blue lights and connect directly to the Security Office.

Escort Service

When needed and if staffing is available, the Office of Safety and Security will provide an escort or mobile transport to students, staff members, or visitors on the main campus in cases of disability, illness, injury, or if there is a reasonable concern for personal safety. To utilize this service, call the Security Office at 845-431-8070. Escorts are generally limited to a single requesting person.  

Please note that Security does not have the ability to take reservations or calls in advance for an escort. In rare occasions, Security staff may be engaged in other calls for service, which could delay an escort or transport from being granted at the time of the request. 

Campus Patrols

Our staff patrols the campus 24 hours a day.


Dutchess Community College has implemented an emergency notification system that broadcasts emergency messages through speaker systems and all cisco telephones when it is deemed prudent to alert the campus community of a hazard or potential hazard. These emergency messages will provide information about the type of hazard and will recommend immediate action to take.

People with hearing impairment may participate in a program which provides a text and/or email format of emergency notification messages to a wireless device, such as a cell phone. Please contact the Assistant Director of Security (845-431-8070) or the Accommodative Services Office (845-431-8055) for further information. 


Please assume responsibility for your personal safety and the security of your personal belongings with these simple, common-sense precautions:

  • Report incidents immediately

  • Know what to do in an emergency - Read the Emergency Action Guide (in myDCC)

  • Use the Escort Service

  • Keep vehicles locked at all times

  • Report any suspicious individuals whom you feel do not belong on campus

  • Do not leave belongings unattended.

Other Important Information


Safety & Security Office

Orcutt Student Services Center
Room 112
Phone (845) 431-8070
Open 24 hours