Farmingdale State College is committed to providing a safe, secure and pleasant environment for students, staff, and visitors. As one of the 28 state-operated campus of the State University of New York, Farmingdale State is protected by professionally-trained and armed University Police. A staff of 23 full-time employees is responsible for patrolling the 380-acre campus, enforcing campus rules and regulations, and aiding students and staff in a variety of emergencies.
University Police Officers have the authority and the full arrest powers of any other professional law enforcement agent. Security in Orchard Hall, the main residence hall, is provided 24/7/365 by a Security Services Assistant present in the residence hall. Dewey Hall is monitored through an electronically-controlled card swipe, as well as surveillance by University Police.
Students and staff may register for Rave Alert to have messages on emergencies sent to their cell phones. The campus has “blue light” emergency phones which connect directly to University Police. Students are advised of the University Police resources during student orientation. The college also operates programs to assist students when walking across campus at dark and, upon request, provides escorts from the parking lots to the residence halls.