Chief of Police
I am extremely proud to be a part of such an exemplary law enforcement organization that continues to grow and expand its services for the fastest growing University in the state of Florida. I firmly believe in a management model that provides for community service, incorporating an accountability-driven leadership model to facilitate the needs of our community. Our department is committed to providing a safe environment conducive to the goals of education and research.
In partnership with the University community, we unite to prevent crime and solve problems that affect students, faculty and staff. While patrolling our borders is a primary function of FAUPD, we also have programs that are of great benefit to the University and the community at large. Crime Prevention Programs such as Rape Aggression Defense (RAD), Operation Identification, Substance Abuse Education and “Coffee with the Chief”, a program geared toward improving police-citizen relations, are all tools utilized to educate and build relationships at Florida Atlantic University. We have recently implemented the “Owls with COPPS” ; which assigns one police officer to each residential building to serve as a liaison between law enforcement and our resident population. Our newly opened substation located in the heart of the Boca Raton Campus on the Breezeway next to the Bookstore serves as a valuable tool for our department, as we are now able to facilitate some of our services at a location convenient to our student and staff population.
To maintain an effective working relationship with the community and to respond to its needs, the FAUPD is organized into four twelve hour shifts that work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our officers conduct foot, bicycle and vehicle patrols, respond to reports of crimes, and provide information and resources to the community. This information includes many practices, procedures, and safety tips for helping to keep FAU safe. These tips are published annually in safety brochures, safety talks that are conducted by police officers at student orientations, new employee orientations, and other gatherings like our annual “Owls Night out with the Five-O”. Our command staff developed a strategic plan consistent with that of the University’s, detailing our efforts to improve efficiency, technology, quality of service, while setting goals and raising the standards of community engagement.
I encourage all students, faculty, staff and visitors to familiarize yourselves with the resources offered by FAUPD and the innovative technology deployed daily by visiting our website at www.fau.edu/police. In doing so, you will be helping us to help you in the pursuit of a safe campus. Feel free to stop by our headquarters located on the Boca Raton campus inside the Campus Operations building (Bldg. 69) to ask any questions about security issues that are important to you.
Thank you for choosing Florida Atlantic University and for partnering with us to prevent crime, and “Go Owls!”
Chief of Police, Florida Atlantic University Police Department
Phone: (561) 297-1377