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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.‌


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 the following.

First-Year Orientation/Experience

Residence Hall Floor Initiatives

Safe Rides

International Student Orientation

Employee Orientation

RA and Area Coordinator Training

Personal Inventory Lists

Brown Bag Luncheons

Display Booths

Video on the University's Television network

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.


Be Alert, Be Cautious and Be Responsible.


Lock Your Doors

Lock your doors, even if you are away for a short time.


Be Aware

Be aware of your surroundings.


Exercise Caution

Walk on highly-traveled roadways and stay in well-lit areas.


Carry Your Keys

Carry your keys in your hand to avoid fumbling with them.


Hide Personal Property

Keep personal property out of sight; avoid carrying purses whenever possible.


Carry Small Dollar Amounts

Carry as little cash as possible.


Don't Prop Doors

Do NOT prop outside doors.


Report Suspicious Activities/Crimes

Report all suspicious activities and crimes.


Socialize Responsibly

Don't leave drinks unattended or socialize with people you're not comfortable with.


Be Secure

Be careful sharing personal information on the world wide web.

Additional Resources

Title IX

Fairfield University has established policies and procedures to address discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment complaints by students and employees. Under Title IX, “sexual harassment” includes incidences of sexual misconduct.

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