Public Safety to Host Jail N' Bail Event to Benefit Special Olympics

News Story: October 28, 2009
Sacred Heart University’s Department of Public Safety is teaming up with members of the Fairfield and Bridgeport Police Departments, as well as other local law enforcement agencies and the University community, to organize their first “Jail N’ Bail” fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut. The entire campus will be invited to participate in this event that will bring people together to have fun and to provide dedicated Special Olympians with life-changing opportunities. The event will take place on the campus of Sacred Heart University, Thursday, November 5th, from 9am-5pm, on the grassy area behind the main dining hall.
During the Jail N’ Bail event, individuals on campus will be invited to fill out a warrant for a person they want to be “arrested.” The cost of each warrant is $5.00. Public safety officers, with assistance from local police, will make the arrest and present the arrestee to a panel of judges. The panel is comprised of faculty members and administrators who will volunteer their time.
The judges review the warrant and set bail based on charges that may include poor dress, messy hair, missing class, sleeping in too late, poor attitude, etc. The arrestee is then placed in a “jail cell” on campus and will call upon friends and family to make donations and must “raise bail” in order to be released. All of the bail money raised will go directly to Special Olympics Connecticut.
Click here, fill out your warrant early and submit it to the Department of Public Safety. Warrants will also be available in advance of the event at Public Safety and on the day of the event. Please make sure that the individual you want "arrested" is a willing participant and will be on campus during the event.
There will be mug shots and t-shirts provided for all participants, and food will be available for purchase. Also during the event, there will be a raffle for a Public Safety parking space that will last until the end of the 2010 spring semester.
For additional information about participating in this event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact John Kichinko at (203) 371-7995 or via email at