Public Safety

Vigilant, Prepared, Responsive

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DPS Headquarters - WSHU Lower Level
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Important Numbers

Routine Calls: 203-371-7995
Emergency Calls: 203-371-7911

Contact Us

Tel: 203-371-7995
Fax: 203-365-4781
public-safety@sacredheart.edu

> Staff Directory

Public Safety Command Staff

Public Safety StaffJack Fernandez
Director
Tel: 203-371-7996
fernandezj@sacredheart.edu

Edward M. Shea
Assistant Director
Tel: 203-365-4796
sheae@sacredheart.edu

Addlie Dennis
Assistant Director
Tel: 203-365-7646
dennisa@sacredheart.edu

Frank Novak
University Fire Marshal & Emergency Management Trainer
Tel: 203-396-8211
novakf@sacredheart.edu

Mission Statement

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.

Latest News & Events

WSHU Broadcast Center & Public Safety Ribbon Cutting

April 18, 2018

Sacred Heart University will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new WSHU Broadcast Center and Public Safety Department on Wednesday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at 5151 Park Avenue in Fairfield.

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.