DPS Headquarters - WSHU Lower Level
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
Routine Calls: 203-371-7995
Emergency Calls: 203-371-7911
Public Safety Command Staff
Executive Director of Public Safety and Government Affairs
Edward M. Shea
University Fire Marshal & Emergency Management Trainer
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
Former Fairfield Police Chief Joins SHU Community
November 2, 2018
Former Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara has joined Sacred Heart University in the role of executive director for public safety and government affairs. He comes to the University after spending the past 8 years as chief of the Fairfield Police Department. During his tenure, the Fairfield Department has had one of the best reputations in the state.
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.