Public Safety Leadership


Chief of Police, Police Department

FAU Police Department Chief Chief Sean Brammer is a dedicated law enforcement professional whose tenure in the field spans 19 years. His career at Florida Atlantic University began in March 2006 as a Law Enforcement Captain. He eventually progressed to Major where he was placed in charge of Patrol Operations. On September 22, 2012 he was sworn in as Deputy Chief of the Florida Atlantic University Police Department. As Deputy Chief, he was in charge of overseeing the department's bureaus of Patrol and Support Operations, which includes Crime Prevention, Criminal Investigations, Police Communications, and all of the police functions on the University's partner campuses. On April 20, 2016 he was appointed the Interim Chief of Police by FAU Vice President of Administrative Affairs, Ms. Stacy Volnick. As Chief, he is responsible for overseeing the overall operation of the Office of Public Safety which includes the Police Department, Parking & Transportation Services, and Security Technology Services.  

Assistant Director, Police Department

Asstant Director Carlene Watson

Carlene Watson joined the Florida Atlantic University family in 1997 and has worked in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and the Division of Research before joining the Public Safety team.  Her extensive financial administrative experience and strong business acumen were honed in the private sector in New York City but have been solidified at Florida Atlantic University as she has held varying positions of increasing responsibility.

Carlene is also an FAU Alumnus having earned her Master’s in Business Administration while working in Research Accounting managing federal, state, local, and private grants in addition to FAU Foundation accounts.




Director, Security Technology Technology Services

Patrick Garmon is an FAU Alumnus with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.  While pursuing his degree, Patrick served as a Florida Atlantic University Police Department Community Service Officer for nearly 3 years and was an active member of the American Criminal Justice Association, Lambda Alpha Epsilon.  In his career here at FAU, Patrick has distinguished himself within the Police Department's Support Operations in many capacities.  He has served as the Community Service Officer Program Director, Police Communications Operator, Police Communications Supervisor, Systems Programmer, Coordinator of Computer Applications and is now heading the University's Locksmith and Security Technology Department. Security Technology Services is responsible for installation and maintenance of security cameras on University campuses, 1200 electronic access control doors programmed through CCure and supporting technology for all of the Public Safety Departments.


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