A message from the Public Safety Department

Public Safety will be testing the “Barry Alert” emergency notification system on the Miami Shores campus on Monday, March 4, 2013. The test will take place from 7:30 – 8 a.m. The sirens on the roof of the Library, the LED displays, and TV’s that are on channel 15-1 will activate during this time.

Public Safety would like to remind those traveling to use 511 – traveler information system:

As millions of students pack up for spring break trips, traveling home or to their favorite vacation spot, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) wants everyone to stay safe on the roads. FDOT reminds students to use its 511 Traveler Information System to get up-to-date traffic reports before hitting the road.

FDOT’s 511 system is updated with information on Florida’s interstates, toll roads, and other major metropolitan roadways, allowing students to hear updates on crashes, congestion, construction, and more.

There are four convenient ways for students and staff to receive traffic updates, including:             

  • Calling 511 toll-free for updates in English and Spanish
  • Visiting FL511.com, with interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion, travel times and crashes
  • Downloading the free Florida 511 app on iTunes
  • Following one of the 12 statewide, regional or roadway-specific feeds on Twitter

FL511.com users can register for My Florida 511 personalized services to receive traffic alerts by e-mail, text message and/or phone call. These alerts can be customized by choosing the time of day, day of week and severity of incidents.

FDOT reminds all community members to check 511 before hitting the road, and to have a passenger check 511 while driving or pull over to avoid distracted driving.

Florida 511 Features:

  • Traffic information on all interstate highways, toll roads and many other metropolitan roadways
  • Commuter travel times and reports on crashes, congestion and construction
  • Public transit, airport and seaport information
  • AMBER, Silver and LEO Alerts (Silver Alerts notify the public when law enforcement agencies are searching for missing adults or citizens with cognitive impairments, including Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Alerts notify the public when law enforcement officers are searching for an offender(s) who has seriously injured or killed a law enforcement officer)
  • FL511.com provides travel information, traffic camera views and free personalized services, including customized travel routes and e-mail, text and phone call alerts
  • Voice-activated and touch-tone navigation available when calling 511
  • The 511 phone call and FL511.com website are available in English and Spanish - www.dot.state.fl.us
  • Consistent, Predictable, Repeatable

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/.

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