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Public Safety

Public Safety

The Public Safety Department (PSD) at Barry University is committed to working with the community to facilitate the development and maintenance of a safe and secure environment. This commitment supports the continued evolution of the Barry University Mission and the Basic Principles of Service to our Barry community.

The primary purpose of this site is to provide security information, assistance, and service; to aid campus occupants during their stay on our campus.

A safe campus is everyone's responsibility. Do your part to protect yourself and others. Increased awareness by all of us can help prevent crime and keep our community safe. Crime prevention and awareness is not the sole responsibility of the Public Safety department. It is a joint venture with the community which it serves.

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Parking Regulations

All students and employees who bring a vehicle onto the campus at anytime must obtain a Barry University Parking Decal for that vehicle. All employees and students must self register at The following information must be presented to the Student Union Office located in Landon Student Union, Suite 103, during the time of issue or renewal:


Safety Plans

Barry University’s Campus Safety Plan is intended to assist members of the campus community in preventing injury and illness and promoting their well being. Various topics are covered with recommended health and safety practices outlined in accordance with health and safety legislation. While this manual strives to be comprehensive it is only a relatively brief summary of information.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to contact the Public Safety Office to comment on this plan or for any assistance with a health and safety concern.

All documents are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

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Crime Prevention

Crime prevention and awareness is everyone’s responsibility. It is a joint venture with the community, which it serves. Barry's Public Safety Department utilizes several programs and systems to inform faculty, staff, and students about campus safety and security:

  1. New Student/Employee Orientation
  2. Campus Publications
  3. Security awareness literature
  4. An informational and educational lecture program
  5. Special Security announcements and information in reference to immediate concerns

In addition to programs offered by the Public Safety Department, additional programs are offered from time to time by the Student Services Division.

The Campus Security Committee serves an advisory role to the Public Safety Department and is active in crime prevention programming and security awareness.

Substance Abuse

Barry University acknowledges the problem of substance abuse in our society and perceives this problem as a serious threat to employees and students. It is the intent of the University to establish and maintain a drug-free work place. It is the University’s further intent to comply in every respect with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) as presently constituted, to be amended in the future.


Barry University condemns the possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol and drugs/substance, whether prescriptive or non-prescriptive. Any student or employee found to be in the possession of, using, selling, trading, or offering for sale, illicit drugs on the University’s property or as part of the University’s activities, will be subject to disciplinary action as well as applicable local, state and federal laws.

The complete text of the University’s substance abuse policy including drug and alcohol abuse education programs can be found in the student handbook or the employee handbook.

Sexual Crimes

Campus Sex Crime Prevention ACT

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where they may obtain information provided by the state concerning registered sexual predators and offenders. It also requires sexual predators and offenders to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student at that institution. Barry University Public Safety will notify the Barry community when a registered sexual predator or offender has registered as being on campus per State law.

Any member of the Barry University community who wishes to obtain further information regarding sexual offender/predators in our area may refer to the FDLE website at: or call 1-888-FL-PREDATOR / 1-888-357-7332). The FDLE searchable database may be used to find all registered sex offenders in any city, county, or zip code in the state.

In accordance with Florida State Statute 775.21 ("The Florida Sexual Predators Act”), convicted sex offenders in Florida must register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement ("the FDLE") within 48 hours of establishing permanent or temporary residence. It is then the responsibility of the agency to make required notification to all community members of the presence of predators (only) in any manner deemed appropriate by the agency.

Upon notification of the presence of an offender/predator, it is the responsibility of the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the offender/predator's address to inform the University that the offender/predator has stated that he/she is currently enrolled at the university.

Visit the Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators University Search for more information or use our quick links below.

Barry University has no offender/predator employed at Barry University.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System

Emergency Alerts

In the event of a campus emergency or severe weather, Barry University uses a system of alerts that aim to ensure the health and safety of its students, faculty, and staff.

Be prepared! You can be notified of the emergency and receive further instructions in the following ways:

  • Text Message
  • Phone Recording
  • Email
  • On-Campus Alerts

To receive text, voice, and email alerts, be sure to log in to WebAdvisor and update your emergency contact information. Visit and click on “Emergency Contact Information” under the Communication heading.

The University also operates a hotline, with recorded messages on campus closures, emergency procedures, or other urgent information, at 305-899-4000.

The on-campus alert system, Barry Alerts, is a mass notification system that includes an outdoor siren, scrolling LEDdisplays throughout campus, and emergency notices on the TVs in Landon Student Union. Please familiarize yourself with the location of the LED displays in Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library, Andreas Building, Garner Building, Adrian Hall, Wiegand Center, Powers Hall, Fine Arts Quadrangle, and Kolasa Hall.

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

Armed Intruder

Bomb Threat

Public Safety Call Boxes on Campus

Civil Disturbance





Medical Emergency

Suspicious Package

Suspicious Person

Utility Loss

Emergency Supply Kit

Silent Witness

The Silent Witness program is a confidential way of providing information to Barry University Public Safety if you have witnessed a crime. If you know of a crime that has occurred on campus and would like to report it anonymously, please fill out the form below.


If you are a victim of a crime or have knowledge of a crime that may take place, please contact Public Safety at (305) 899-3335.

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