Most instances of crime on this campus have involved the theft of unattended personal property including property left in parked cars. Members of the Albany Medical Center community are urged to take all necessary precautions to avoid becoming a victim of such crimes.
Individuals exposed to criminal, threatening or suspicious behavior, should report these instances to the Center’s Security Department at once so that safety measures may be instituted. Other reportable incidents include, but are not limited to:
- Obscene phone calls
- Unwanted sexual advances, written and oral
- Sexual harassment
- Following/Stalking of staff and students during nighttime hours.
(Note: Security Services will provide an escort for individuals going to parking lots or nearby locations.)
Report the incident to law enforcement agencies
- Albany Police Department Â‹ dial 911 or if calling from a cell phone contact the Albany Police on their non-emergency line since a 911 call from a cell phone is routed to the NYS Police for dispatch to a local agency. The APD non-emergency line is 438-4000. For additional information on the services provided by APD go to their website at www.albanyny.org/government/departments/police.aspx
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- Albany Medical Center Security Department (24 hours) Â‹ 262-3777 located at 22 New Scotland Avenue
- Appropriate law enforcement agency in which the incident occurred.
If you are a victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action either through Albany Med Security or the criminal justice system, you may want to consider making a confidential report.
With your permission, the Director of Security or a designee can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, Albany Medical Center can keep an accurate record of incidents involving students, determine if there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the institution.