Student Affairs

Public Safety

The Passaic County Community College Public Safety Department is dedicated to developing partnerships with the community we serve including students, faculty, and staff in order to enhance the goal of providing quality higher education in a safe and secure atmosphere. Through these partnerships, the College preserves a learning environment that supports academic freedom, respect for diversity, fair and equal treatment to all, and an open exchange of ideas.

Campus Safety: Our Top Priority

The highest priority of the Public Safety Department is to support the College community by providing protective services to all individuals who use our campuses. That goal, however, is best achieved when the college community joins forces with Public Safety as partners in security initiatives such as being aware of one’s surroundings, avoiding undue risk, taking responsibility for individual actions and possessions, and taking ownership of the College by reporting suspicious activity immediately.

Campus Crime Report

Federal regulations call for colleges and universities to report crime statistics to students and employees (and upon request to applicants for enrollment or employment). These requirements stem from the Federal Campus Security Act of 1990 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Higher Education Act, 1998 Amendments). Passaic County Community College’s detailed results are available here.

To report an emergency on any of the campuses, please call the following:

  • Paterson – Main Campus:  973-684-5403
  • Passaic Academic Center:  973-341-1600
  • Public Safety Academy:  973-304-6021
  • Wanaque Academic Center:  973-248-3000