Crime Prevention

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The Department of Public Safety is authorized by Fairfield University to prevent, investigate, and report any violations of State or Federal Law and/or University regulations on campus.

Fairfield University Department of Public Safety is a proprietary organization with a full time staff of 27. Officers conduct foot, vehicular, and bicycle patrols of the campus and resident areas 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Department places strong emphasis in providing the community with medically trained officers equipped to handle emergencies. Each shift currently consists of two state-certified Emergency Medical Technicians on duty 24 hours a day. All officers are instructed in basic life support with annual in-service training seminars as well as CPR recertification.

Fairfield University Department of Public Safety continuously updates security and safety programs to the University's ever-changing needs. Fairfield has implemented a residence hall card access system, a whistle defense program, an emergency call box phone system, and a closed circuit television system. Community awareness of security related concerns are addressed through crime prevention seminars, security bulletins and use of the campus television network to mention a few.‌

Related Information

Staying Safe on Campus | Programs | TipsPersonal Items Inventory List | Information for Survivors of Sexual Violence | Study Abroad Travel (.ppt) Safe Passage (Video)| 2013 Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

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