How do I get help with safety and security?

Sheila Mahon
Sheila Mahon
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NCI security can be contacted at any time. The College has security on site 24/7. Call +353 (0)1 449 8686 - if the security guard is on patrol, this number will transfer to mobile.

If in immediate danger ring emergency services with 112 / 999 for Garda, Ambulance, Fire Brigade and Coast Guard.


Protecting Yourself

Anti-social behaviour is never the responsibility of the victim. If you are subject to harassment, violence, or theft, it is not your fault. However, there are some actions you can take to protect yourself from opportunistic crime.

  1. Keep valuables out of sight. This reduces your chance of being targeted for theft. Be aware, for example, how easy it is for a pickpocket to take a wallet from your back pocket: keep your valuables securely zipped away or in a front pocket.
  2. Pay attention to your surroundings. This will allow you to spot potential trouble before it happens.
  3. If you are shouted at or have insults thrown at you, walk on as if you haven’t heard anything – even if they are using very personal, very hurtful language. Often, they are hoping to provoke a reaction from you, as an excuse to start a fight, but they will do nothing if you ignore them.

This last piece of advice is particularly hard to take if you are subject to racist insults. Please, put your personal safety in the moment ahead of any other consideration. You can subsequently report the incident to the guards. You may consider also reporting the incident to INAR (Irish Network Against Racism), who will use this information to raise awareness, campaign against racism, and to lobby for changes in government policy.


Campus Watch Guide

The Guarda have created and published a very useful Campus Watch Guide that covers all the topics listed below. 

  • Your Personal Safety
  • Security of Your Accommodation
  • Security of Your Vehicle
  • Road Safety
  • Victims of Crime
  • Sexual Crime
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness
  • Age Card
  • Money Laundering
  • Cyber Crime
  • Respect for Diversity

You can find the guide on their website using this link.


Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour

If you notice general anti-social behaviour in the area around NCI, you can contact NCI security at any time – the College has security on site 24/7. Call +353 (0)1 449 8686 - if the security guard is on patrol, this number will transfer to mobile.

NCI Security will offer you whatever assistance is appropriate in the circumstances, which may be an undertaking to pass your observation onto the wider IFSC Security Team, or onto the guards at Store Street Garda Station.

In case of injury or serious crime, please call 112 or 999 and speak to emergency services – do not delay.

If you have been the victim of a crime in the area around NCI, you must report it to Store Street Garda Station, 4-6 Store Street, Dublin 1, D01 W773; telephone +353 (0)1 666 8000

Theft under a value of €500 may be reported online, however if you have items of a greater value taken from you, or if you have been subject to harassment or assault, it is best to report the crime in person.


Reporting a Crime

If you are a victim of crime or, a witness to one, you should report this to An Garda Síochána as soon as possible. By sharing any information you have about a crime you can help An Garda Síochána solve crimes and potentially prevent future crimes from taking place. For more information please visit the guarda website here.


Warning about being used a "Money Mule"

Gardaí issue warning to never allow your bank account to be used by someone else. For more information please see their webpage here.


Support Services 

Often, an experience of anti-social behaviour has an impact beyond any physical injury or loss of property. Please visit our Student Support Services for more information. 



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