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Public Safety Alert

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, two female Lehman College adjunct faculty members reported to the Public Safety Department that on Monday, September 20, 2021, at approximately 8:30pm they were approached by an unknown male who groped one of them.

Both women were on the sidewalk walking north on Goulden Avenue on the west side of the street heading to the student parking lot. The male was walking south on the sidewalk and as as he passed the women, he groped one of them after which he turned and waved at them. The male was described as white, fair skinned, fifty to sixty years of age, approximately 5'-5'6" in height, wearing a red sweatshirt (a hoodie) and jeans.

NYPD has been notified of the incident and are investigating. Public Safety has also increased patrols in the surrounding area.

Here are a few important safety reminders while walking to and from campus:

Students, faculty, and staff should avoid areas that are isolated or not well lit. Always be aware of your surroundings. Try not to distract yourself by being on your cell phone and/or iPod.

Devise a "buddy system" to look out for each other. Travel in groups whenever possible. The "buddy system" is not just for students. When you walk to your car at night, or to a late meeting across campus, walk with someone or request a campus escort from Public Safety. Dial x8228, x7777 or 718-960-8228 from an off campus phone.

Students, faculty, and staff should request an escort from Public Safety. Dial x8228, x7777 or 718-960-8228 from an off-campus phone.

Students, faculty, and staff should request an escort if they feel unsafe walking from a parking lot or between buildings. Campus Public Safety is available for those who wish an escort. Dial x8228 or x7777.

Individuals who are behaving suspiciously should be immediately reported to Public Safety.

Cars should be parked in lighted areas and kept locked at all times. If you are in the vehicle, make sure doors are in the "locked" position and windows are closed. Never open or roll down your windows to strangers. Valuables should always be concealed or locked in the trunk.

The members of the Office of Public Safety strive to ensure the safety and security of the campus community and its visitors by providing information and guidelines on what do should an emergency situation occurs on campus. This information can be obtained at the Office of Public Safety, located in the Apex Building, room 109 or via the Public Safety webpage at: http://www.lehman.edu/public-safety/

Be prepared!

RUN, HIDE, FIGHT - Video provided for use with the permission of the Mayor's Office of the City of Houston, Texas.

Click on the link below to view the video.

http://www.lehman.edu/public-safety/active-shooter-what-to-do.php

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