Violent or Criminal Behavior

The Sage Colleges is committed to the safest possible environment on campus. Toward that end, everyone has a responsibility to each other: to practice common sense crime prevention techniques at all times, and to notify Public Safety at 3177 immediately when you observe suspicious persons or activities.

If you are the victim of a crime, or observe criminal behavior, or discover the occurrence of a crime:

  1. Get to a safe place.
  2. Be observant.
  3. Do not panic.
  4. Call Public Safety at 3177. Tell them:
    1. Your name.
    2. Your location, including building, floor and room.
    3. Nature and severity of injuries.
    4. Date, time, and location the incident occurred.
    5. Description of the suspect, if known.
      • Suspect descriptions are extremely important, particularly when a crime has just occurred and the suspect may still be in the area. Practice with your co-workers describing suspects. First note transient details that may be quickly changed, like clothing. Develop a system such as "top-down", which describes hat shirt pants shoes, etc. Then note physical characteristics in a manner that eliminates the most suspects quickest, such as gender race height weight hair complexion, etc. Finally, note the direction of travel when the suspect leaves the area.
    6. Description of property involved, such as stolen property, vehicle, weapon, etc.
  5. Await the arrival of Public Safety and /or the police and assist them as they require.
  6. Remember that the location where a serious crime occurs may be considered a "crime scene". It is the single most important source of evidence for the police, and once it has been contaminated, all of the valuable evidence - most of which is not apparent to you - is lost forever.
    1. Do not enter a crime scene.
    2. Prevent others from entering.
    3. Do not touch items there.
    4. Do not remove items.
    5. Do not leave anything there.