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.
The Department of Public Safety offers various crime prevention programs throughout the year. Many of these programs focus on awareness, prevention and risk reduction. These programs perform a critical role in maintaining a safe and secure environment while encouraging participation and interaction.
Crime Prevention Programs include:
Door to Door and Welcome Back details are held throughout the year to provide safety information
while encouraging student/officer interaction
For more information or to schedule a Crime Prevention Presentation, call Public Safety at (203) 254-4090 or e-mail Asst. Director John Ritchie at JRitchie@fairfield.edu.
Be Alert, Be Cautious and Be Responsible