Victims of sexual crime should report the incident at once. Depending on the nature of the crime and the process the individual feels most comfortable in, there are two methods of seeking immediate help:
- Report the incident to law enforcement agencies
- Albany Police Department – 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) – 262-3777 located at 22 New Scotland Avenue
- Appropriate law enforcement agency in which the incident occurred.
- When appropriate, seek assistance from the Rape Crisis Center:
- Albany County Hotline – 445-7547; 447-7100 (office)
- Rensselaer County Hotline – 271-3257; 271- 3445 (office)
- Schenectady County Hotline – 346- 2266; 374-5353 (office)
- Students wishing to seek help or advice instead of calling local law enforcement agencies directly may contact any of the College administrator listed below:
- Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services – 262-5487
- Your Advising Dean
- Albany Medical Center Security Department – 262-3777 (24 hours) 22 New Scotland Avenue
- Any other College Officer or Faculty member with whom the student may feel most comfortable
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 Med 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.