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Public Safety

George Wilhelm, Director 305-899-3336
Cherie Knudson, Assistant Director 305-899-3334
Doug Ressler, Investigations /Training Coordinator 305-899-3337
Sharon Smith, Crime Prevention Coordinator 305 899-3338
Pablo Rivera, Public Safety Officer
Shiloh Balzer, Logistics

Hopper Building, 11603 NE 2nd Ave.
Landon Student Union, 100

305-899-3333
psdoffice@barry.edu

Emergency Numbers

  • BARRY UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SECURITY (305) 899-3333
  • MIAMI-DADE COUNTY EMERGENCY 9-911
  • MIAMI SHORES POLICE DEPARTMENT (305) 759-2468

The primary responsibility of Public Safety is to help protect persons and property. Crime prevention and awareness is not the sole responsibility of the Public Safety. It is a joint venture with the community that it serves. The Public Safety Department provides security information, assistance, and service to aid campus occupants in the protection process.

No person or location is 100 percent safe. By utilizing stationary and patrolling officers, Public Safety observes and detects crimes and threats on the campus. The security personnel of the Public Safety Department patrol all parking areas and provide roadside assistance such as unlocking vehicle doors and jumpstarting dead batteries. Additionally, Public Safety will escort individuals upon request.

The security personnel of the Public Safety Department are not police officers and are not empowered as such. Public Safety‚s function is primarily informational and advisory rather than regulatory. The primary protective means restricting campus access and use to only those authorized persons for reasonable and safe purposes. Public Safety and Maintenance coordinate the inspection and maintenance of locks, doors, windows, lights and alarms on campus.

Barry University Public Safety is online. Visit us on the web for information on:

  • Parking and traffic regulations
  • Parking decals
  • Crime prevention
  • Personal safety
  • Jeanne Cleary Act
  • Silent Witness: A confidential and anonymous way of reporting criminal activity information on campus to Public Safety

Security Tips

  • Always take steps to protect yourself. Using common sense is often your best protection.
  • Don't carry large amounts of cash. A front pocket is safer for a wallet than a back one.
  • Go with someone. There is safety in numbers.
  • Stay away from isolated areas.
  • Try to stay near well-lighted areas.
  • Don't take risks. You can never tell if a robber is armed. No amount of money is worth taking chances with your life.
  • Protect your personal property. Lock your door every time you leave. Make a list of your valuables including serial numbers.
  • Don't leave your belongings unattended.
  • Lock your vehicle. Put valuables in the trunk.
  • Lock your bicycle. Register your bike with campus security.
  • Report any suspicious activity to Public Safety immediately. Try to give a description that includes approximate age, height, and weight and details on hair, clothing, jewelry, scars, tattoos-anything that is noticeable.

A safe campus is everyone's responsibility. Do your part to protect yourself and others.

If a crime is seen as a continuous threat (as defined by the vice president for Student Services and the director of Public Safety) to the Barry University community, then students, faculty, and staff will be notified in writing via mail (including electronic mail) and flyers will be posted of the incident(s).

Lost and Found

Found articles should be turned in to Public Safety, Landon Student Union, 100. Persons looking for lost articles may inquire at that office also.

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