A Message from the Public Safety Department

A Message from the Public Safety Department

The Department of Public Safety at Barry University is committed to reducing bicycle theft and vandalism. We encourage bicycle owners to properly lock their bikes at designated areas.

Bike Thefts on Campus:

Most bike thefts on campus are the result of:

  • Bike was not locked at all –"I just went inside for a few seconds and when I came out my bike was gone."
  • A cable was used as the primary locking device. Cables are easy to cut.
  • Only the wheel of the bike was locked.

Tips for Students:

  • Purchasing a quality lock and knowing how to use it properly are important to keeping your bike safe.
  • Do not lock your bike to something weaker than your bike lock (small trees, chain link fences, etc.) When off campus and there is no bike rack available, choose what you lock your bike too carefully. Make sure your bike cannot be stolen by lifting it over what you have chosen to lock it to. Test the lock to make sure your bike is secure. Be respectful of other traffic. Do not block pedestrian passage or use handrails, especially wheelchair ramps and structures near handicapped accessible areas.

Public Safety would like those who have a carpool registration to make sure that you have an updated carpool pass (passes are green, blue is expired). Public Safety will begin ticketing vehicles with outdated carpool passes.

Please visit this site: http://www.1800234ride.com/barryuniversitycarpoolregistration to obtain information about the program and to register your carpool group.

Once you register, it takes about two weeks before you get the tag you will have to display on your windshield. Here are some pointers to remember:

  • South Florida Commuter Services only provides one tag per carpool group, so if by any chance, you change cars, please remember to move the tag. If you use the preferential parking without a tag, you will get a ticket.
  • All cars used for carpooling must be registered with Public Safety and must have a Barry parking ID sticker.
  • When driving alone, please do not use a preferential parking space, for respect to other carpool groups who may need that space.
  • The registration is only valid per semester. Your carpool group members will receive a letter each semester. One form must be completed by all members and faxed back to South Florida Commuter Services to renew the registration for the following semester.

Public Safety would like to remind you that on November 4, 2012, daylight saving time ends. Set clocks back an hour and remember this is a great time to check your smoke detectors.

Barry University reminds its students, faculty, staff, and visitors that continued caution and vigilance are necessary components of your own personal safety and the safety of all in the Barry community. We encourage all to report crimes and/or suspicious behavior to Public Safety by calling 305-899-3333 or visiting www.barry.edu/publicsafety/silentwitness.htm, a confidential way of providing information via Barry's website.

Keep up-to-date on campus safety by checking out our periodic updates on Bucwis and Barry News. For more information about Barry's Public Safety Department, visit http://bucwis.barry.edu/publicSafety/.