5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield CT 06825
Routine Calls: 203-371-7995
Emergency Calls: 203-371-7911
Public Safety Leadership Team
Paul J. Healy
Edward M. Shea
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The Department of Public Safety is entrusted with fostering and maintaining a safe and secure environment for the University Community to pursue their academic, professional and personal ambitions. Dedicated to supporting the educational mission of the university, we value experiential learning and emphasize conflict resolution in all our interactions with students. Committed to serving with professional excellence, we strive to be approachable, reliable and truly service-oriented in the performance of our duties. The department maintains strong, professional relationships with municipal police, fire and health responders to ensure continuous collaboration on emergency planning efforts and familiarity with our campus in the event of an emergency.
Campus Technology: New Safety App Pinpoints Floor and Room Number in Emergency Calls
September 21, 2015
Sacred Heart University in Connecticut hopes to reduce emergency response time. It has tested out a feature on a university safety app that during an emergency can pinpoint where inside a building a person is located. SHU Safe, a product of 911 Cellular, is an emergency communication tool between the university community and campus security.
Senator Chris Murphy Commends SHU Safe Application
October 23, 2014
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Senator Chris Murphy was at Sacred Heart University on Wednesday to commend the University on the implementation of its SHU Safe phone application. As part of his effort to reduce the number of sexual assaults on college campuses, Murphy has called on the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice to adopt the innovative technology and use it as a model for other colleges.
SHU Rolls Out New Safety Feature
September 11, 2014
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has released a new phone application—SHU Safe—that enhances the security of its community members both on and off campus. This application is available for both iPhone and Android users and offers quicker access to emergency services as well as other safety features.The primary function of SHU Safe is to serve as an emergency communication tool between the University community and campus security. SHU Safe offers three major features: Emergency call, iReports and safety check.