Fairfield University hosts weeklong training academy for Campus Public Safety Officers, July 20-26, 2013


Image: Public Safety AcademyThe Fairfield University Department of Public Safety (DPS) is presenting its fifth annual Campus Public Safety Officer Training Academy from Saturday, July 20, 2013, through Friday, July 26, 2013, on the campus of Fairfield University. This seven-day classroom and practical instruction course is led by trained professionals certified in their areas of instruction and is designed to provide officers the skills necessary to meet the many challenges of keeping today's colleges and universities safe. Enrollment is limited to campus law enforcement officers.

"Through this annual training academy we hope to provide a substantive curriculum for officers that presents current and essential information for the constantly changing demands faced by today's security and public safety departments on a daily basis," said Fairfield University Associate Director of Public Safety Frank Ficko.

The instructors and courses are as follows:

  • Law for Public Safety - Allison Bloom, Attorney at Law
  • Hazmat and Fire Safety - Asst. Chief Chris Tracy, Fairfield Fire Department
  • Narcotic Identification and Recognition - Ofc. Scott Duva, Trumbull Police Department
  • Gang Activity - Sgt. Jason Amato Bridgeport, Police Department
  • Gun Safety and Weapons Handling - Asst. Director John Ritchie, Sgt. Mike Santos, Fairfield University DPS
  • Multicultural Awareness - Assoc. Dean Will Johnson, Student Diversity Programs
  • Handling Sexual Assault Victims - Sgt. Rob Didato, SART Officer
  • Report Writing and Community Relations - Assoc. Director Frank Ficko, Fairfield University DPS
  • Interviewing Suspect and Victim - Lt. Jay Kehoe (Ret.), Instructor
  • Controlled Party Dispersal - Sgt. Christopher Bartolotta, CT State Police
  • LOCKUP Defensive Tactics - Ofc. Pat Cleary, Ofc. Charles Goodwin, Ofc. Jon Chlebowski, Fairfield University DPS
  • Critical Incident Management - Chief Gary McNamara, Fairfield Police Department
  • Bomb Detection and Awareness - Trooper Arthur Derderian, CT State Police
  • Handcuffing (certificate) - Sgt. Rob Didato, Ofc. Richard Santiago, Ofc. Adam Kostuk, Fairfield University DPS
  • OC Spray (certificate) - Sgt. Rob Didato, Ofc. Richard Santiago, Ofc. Adam Kostuk, Fairfield University DPS
  • Crime Prevention and Patrol Techniques - Asst. Director John Ritchie, Fairfield University DPS
  • DUI and Intoxication Awareness - Lt. Jay Kehoe (Ret.), Instructor
  • Social Networking Investigations - Sgt. Richard McKeon, Digital Media Concepts
  • Stopping and Approaching Motor Vehicles - Sgt. Mike Santos, Ofc. Peter Baird, Fairfield University DPS

Campus Public Safety Officer Training Academy tuition: $845. Price includes meals and housing. Non-housing rates are available. Students will be provided housing in air-conditioned apartments including linens, meals, instructional materials, and notebooks. Non-housing rates are also available. For further details, call (203) 254-4090, or contact: Associate Director Frank Ficko. To register online or to download a brochure, visit: http://www.fairfield.edu/student/ps_training.html

For media who would like to visit this program, please contact Mike Horyczun, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu, or (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on July 15, 2013

Vol. 46, No. 3