Public Safety

Vigilant, Prepared, Responsive

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Academic Building
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

> Staff Directory

‌Public Safety Leadership Team 

Paul J. Healy
Executive Director
Tel: 203-396-6911

Jack Fernandez
Tel: 203-371-7996

Edward M. Shea
Assistant Director
Tel: 203-365-4796

Addlie Dennis-Manson
Assistant Director
Tel: 203-365-7646

Other Campus Safety Resource:

Jeffrey Barrett
Risk Manager
Office of University Counsel
Tel: 203-396-8046


2014 SHU Receives
Recognition for Safety App

2010 Business
Innovation Award

Microsoft 2009 Best Practice Case Study IAEM 
2009 Technology &
Innovation Award

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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

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.