FAU Police Department

FAU Police officers are full-service, certified, sworn state law enforcement officers. They patrol campus in a number of ways (car, bicycle, on foot, etc.) 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Blue Lights

If you spend any time on an FAU campus, especially at night, you will notice the blue lights glowing in the dark. These lights are atop yellow poles that have a red emergency button, that anyone who feels unsafe in the moment can push to be directly linked to the FAU Police Department as soon as the button is pushed. FAU police respond in-person to all pushes of the button.


The  NightOwls Program is a student-run evening escort service. FAU students who need a ride to or from class, the library, residence halls, parking lots, or any other location on the Boca Raton Campus can call the NightOwls for a free ride. Call (561) 297-6695 for a ride!

Community Service Officers

Community Service Officers (CSO) are FAU students, in good academic standing, who work for the police department as civilian employees. When NightOwls isn’t available, the CSOs are happy to escort students to their on-campus destination. CSOs also offer battery boost and lock-out services.

R.A.D Class

The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Course is offered to train women in self-defense tactics and techniques. Cost for the course is nominal and can be found on their website.

Emergency Notification

FAU utilizes several means to notify students, faculty and staff when a threat exists on any of our campuses, including text, phone calls and/or email. Students should follow the directions listed in the Emergency Notification section of FAU Police Department's webpage .

Clery Act and Crime Statistics

Each year, colleges and universities are required to create a report and post their crime statistics for the year .