New York State University Police

Important message about your personal safety

From orientation through the academic year we communicate with students about their personal safety and the importance of looking out for one another. We'd like to remind all students to exercise good judgment and sound safety sense off-campus. If at all possible, don't walk alone at night. Go out and return with friends. Use the OCCT and BCT bus systems. Keep a cell phone on you and have emergency numbers programmed in. Report all suspicious activity and persons to police Call 911 from your cell phone if you feel threatened or spot suspicious persons of activity. Help your friends make good decisions and remember that alcohol impairs judgment and your ability to recognize dangerous situations. From time to time safety tips will be posted to remind students of the steps that can be taken to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of a crime.  We encourage you to check our web site frequently for updated messages.

University Police Statement and Mission

The New York State University Police at Binghamton is a fully empowered state law enforcement agency. Our officers receive their basic training at the Zone 6 Municipal Police Training Academy conducted at the Broome County Sheriff's Public Safety Facility in Binghamton, NY. Our officers receive additional, on-going training addressing the needs of our campus environment.

Our primary mission is to provide a safe environment for the campus community. Protecting life and property, preventing and investigating crime and maintaining public order are among our top priorities. No police agency is effective without help from the community it serves. Our department's success relies in part on the involvement of the University community. We encourage all community members to become aware of crime prevention practices and to participate in our department's educational offerings.

Through a collaborative effort, we hope to make your experience at Binghamton University a safe and enjoyable one.

Emergency Alert system

Binghamton University has moved to the RAVE messaging system as its emergency email and text messaging provider. The new system will allow you to change or remove your ability to receive emergency alert notifications. All members of the campus community are encouraged to check their account.

To register go to and click the "Register Now" button. Your username is your current Binghamton University e-mail address.

Also be sure to check the Emergency Management Web Site that has been launched within the past year. This web site has a wealth of information about emergency planning, response and preparation. It can be found at

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Last Updated: 1/31/17