Reporting Policies

Reporting Policies


All members of the John Jay College community should report safety hazards, crimes, loss of property, illness or injury. Proper reporting facilitates apprehension of wrongdoers and assists in making John Jay College a safer place.  If you observe any crime listed below, or if any person reveals to you that he/she learned of, or were the victim of, or witness to any crime listed below, immediately contact the Department of Public Safety at extension 8524, the emergency extension 8888, any Public Safety desk, or by visiting the Department of Public Safety in Room L2.61. This applies to crimes at any of John Jay’s buildings, public property adjacent to each of those buildings and locations at which other College activities are taking place, such as athletic fields used by John Jay College.  Please ensure that you provide complete information based on the facts that you possess.  Do not investigate the crime but make the report to the Department of Public Safety or call 9-1-1.

Crimes that must be reported are:

  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter
  • Negligent manslaughter
  • Forcible sex offenses
  • Non-forcible sex offenses
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Theft of CUNY or Research Foundation funds/property
  • Falsification of official records or scheme to defraud the College or University
  • Arson
  • All hate crimes involving the above listed crimes as well as vandalism, intimidation, simple assault and larceny
  • All liquor, drug or weapons law violations resulting in an arrest or disciplinary referrals 

Graffiti and vandalism are crimes. If you see or witness any individual writing graffiti or vandalizing JJC property notify Public Safety or call 911. If you see hateful or hurtful graffiti immediately report it to Public Safety.

If you are in doubt as to whether a crime is reportable, please report the matter anyway. With the exception of liquor, drug, and weapons law violations, it is irrelevant whether an arrest is made. For purposes of your reporting, please assume that a hate crime is any crime manifesting evidence that the victim was selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity/national origin, or disability.