Public Safety

At Essex County College the safety of our students, faculty, and staff is always at the top of our agenda. We work hard to provide a secure campus and make available the information and resources that members of the college community can rely upon to help make their environment safe. We urge you to assist us in our continuing efforts to maintain a safe and secure campus by being our eyes and ears and reporting any unusual or suspicious person or incident on or near the campus.

The mission of the Essex County College Police Department is to work in partnership with our campus community to cultivate a safe learning environment by providing quality public safety services to all in a fair, sensitive, and professional manner while promoting crime prevention awareness.

Silent Witness

We understand the difficulty people may experience in reporting crimes or incidents of concern to us in person. We offer the “Silent Witness Program” to anyone who has witnessed, or knows about a crime or incident committed on campus.  You are welcome to send email to: police@essex.edu with information you feel may be useful in keeping your campus safe and secure. It is important that you provide as much detail about the incident as possible.


Professional Standards

 

Emergency Notification

Campus Emergency Notification System

Essex County College has a Campus Emergency Notification System. Be notified in a campus emergency! Enter your contact information today for free text alerts. Use your email address as username and choose a password that you will remember.  To sign-up, log onto the MyECC portal at: http://myecc.essex.edu.  Enter you area code, then your 7-digit cell phone number.

  • Select your cell phone provider from the drop down menu.
  • Select subscribe.
  • Then click the submit button.

Inclement weather closure and delay notices may also be posted on the Emergency Notification System. Additionally, the college issues information via email networks to the college community and the college’s public address system. Department emergency telephone communication chains, direct notification by college personnel, activation of alarm systems and posting of notices are other means of communications which the college may use in an emergency.

 

Emergency information or instructions are communicated to the college community through a variety of mechanisms. Please familiarize yourself with these communication methods and utilize them to acquire information and instructions in the event of an emergency.

  • The College website www.essex.edu
  • The college’s Campus Police Department provides  24-hour emergency information at 973.877.3312
  • Radio and Television stations providing announcements.

Radio

  • 101.5 FM
  • 1010 WINS AM
  • WCBS 880 AM

Televison

  • Channel 2
  • Channel 4
  • News 12

Dept. Case #Date of Occur.Incident Desc./Off.LocationDisposition
I190011/8/2019Terroristic ThreatCafeteriaComplaint Filed
I190021/8/2019TheftECC CafeteriaClosed by Arrest
I190031/8/2019Criminal MischiefECC D-Lot or MLK Blvd. facing NorthComplaint Filed
I190041/9/2019Theft Café Dining AreaComplaint Filed
I190051/10/2019Theft Red Area room 2113Complaint Filed
I190061/7/2019Theft Men's room in the GalleryActive Investigation
I190071/15/2019TheftRoom 4444Complaint Filed
I190081/15/2019Theft Classroom 4157Complaint Filed
I190091/28/2019Theft4th level vending areaComplaint Filed
I190101/29/2019ShopliftingECC CaféComplaint Filed
I190111/30/2019Theft ECC Weight roomComplaint Filed
I190122/1/2019Leaving the SceneMLk Jr. Blvd. & W. Market St.Left Scene
I190141/31/2019ShopliftingECC CafeteriaComplaint Filed
I190152/5/2019Terroristic ThreatRoom 3234BActive Investigation
I190162/7/2019Simple AssualtECC GymComplaint Filed
I190172/15/2019TheftElectronic Wire Fraud EmailActive Investigation
I190182/15/2019Terroristic Threat303 University AvenueActive Investigation
I190202/21/2019Simple AssualtCourtyard of ECC by Main EntranceActive Investigation
I190212/21/2019TheftWomen's lockerroom GymComplaint Filed
I190222/22/2019TheftMen's room 3rd levelProperty Found
I190233/5/2019LewdnessInformation Commons 4th LevelClosed by Arrest
I190243/5/2019Terroristic ThreatClassroom 3426Complaint Filed
I190253/6/2019TheftECC CafeteriaReferred to Judicial
I190273/15/2019Stalking2nd Level near CaféReferred to Judicial
I190293/21/2019TheftGym/Basketball CourtActive Investigation