FAU Officers

FAUPD Believes in Transparency

The FAU Police Department is here to keep our community safe and believes in the benefits and openness of transparency in policing. We want everyone to understand who we are, what our policies are and why they exist, and how FAU police officers train and prepare for emergency situations. FAUPD officers train annually on defensive tactics, firearms, taser and de-escalation techniques. Officers participate in two active shooter scenarios, a department-wide and a multi-agency large scale scenario. Monthly officers complete training on policies, procedures and state law. 




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Florida Atlantic University employs a dedicated team of professionals. Our officers undergo rigorous training and represent a department I am proud to lead. All officers complete annual training including use of force. While I have always worked with the Student Government President, I am creating a University advisory council consisting of the SGA President, Broward Governor, Jupiter Governor, the center for IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity Education, and Advocacy) and faculty representatives from FAU's College of Social Work and Criminal Justice. Together, we will review use of force incidents, and discuss ways to improve our training and policies as we build a Police Department that embodies the values of community. 


Sean Brammer

Chief of Police

FAU Police Chief Sean Brammer


FAU Police Department Diversity Profile

table of the demographics of the FAU police department


FAU Police Policies

 The FAU Police Department is an accredited agency with appropriate policies to direct officers and staff on how they are expected to conduct themselves as FAU Police Department members.  These policies are extremely detailed and outline what is expected as well as the consequences if the policy is not followed.

police badge Response to Resistance 

There are certain situations that may require officers to use force. These policies are extremely strict, and all use-of-force scenarios are reviewed by FAUPD leadership. This policy clearly states that it is imperative to value and preserve human life, and use of force may only be used until the incident is under control. FAUPD officers do not carry rubber bullets or tear gas, and our policy does not allow neck restraints
pdf icon General Order 7.1 Use of Force 

protest icon Protests

FAUPD is committed to protecting individuals’ rights to peacefully assemble and protest, and we are out there to keep our community safe. 

camera icon Body Cameras

FAUPD initiated it's body worn camera program in 2015, and has since upgraded to body cameras that activate when officers deploy their taser, removing the element of human error in a quickly evolving situation.

justice scales Bias-based Profiling

Racial and ethnic profiling is unacceptable, especially in law enforcement. The FAU Police Department is charged with protecting the constitutional rights of all citizens within the university community, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, physical disability, religion, age, cultural group, economic status or other belief system.

intervene Duty to Intervene

FAUPD's Duty to Intervene policy ensures all members know they must prevent or stop any member from conducting any act that is unethical, or that violates law or policy. FAUPD is committed to doing the right thing, and we expect our officers to speak up when they believe a colleague is acting inappropriately.


Submit a Comment

The FAU Police Department is committed to providing exceptional service to the University community. If you feel an officer has acted improperly, we have reporting options available. Our department has developed specific complaint procedures to ensure that fair and proper action is taken when an employee is accused of misconduct. This also protects employees from unwarranted or false accusations. This system provides a means of identifying and correcting deficiencies in policies, procedures, supervision, and/or training. Click here for the online form


The FAU Police Department is committed to the safety and well-being of the FAU communities and condemns police brutality.  The eight policies proposed by Campaign Zero to decrease police violence and improve the safety of citizens are policies that have been on our books for years. We are proud to say we are compliant with #8cantwait. Our officers receive regular training, including the use of force continuum and de-escalation techniques.






 Campus Involvement

FAU Police Chief Sean Brammer

Sean Brammer

Chief Sean Brammer is a member of the Florida Atlantic University Diversity Council. Chief Brammer is a presenter for the FAU UpwardBound program and teams our department with the FAU Criminal Justice Summer Camp for high-school students interested in Criminal Justice programs. We have implemented the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Citizens Academy  in collaboration with the School of Criminology to inform the University community of and expose them to university police work.  

 FAU Captain Larry Ervin

Larry Ervin

Captain Larry Ervin is a member of the Urban Male initiative, representing FAUPD since 2016. Captain Ervin has mentored students in the FAU first generation program and has been on the Criminal Justice panel put on by the Black Students Union to discuss criminal justice interaction by police, attorneys and judges to fight racism and inequality.

Captain Ervin is active in the university assisting with recruitment efforts towards minority organizations, set up sessions on how to dress for success for minority students, and worked with fraternities on clothing drives, thanksgiving food drives and sponsored several black female students for Sororities.

 Sergeant John-Williams

Chelsea John-Williams

Sergeant John-Williams is an FAU Alumna from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and began her career with the Florida Atlantic University Police Department in the Community Service Officer Program. Sergeant John-Williams currently leads the training division, is a RAD instructor, and initiated our campus reach-out projects such as 'Cookies with Rookies' and 'Coffee with Cops' programs.
 Detective Jon Ponce

Jon Ponce

Detective Jon Ponce serves as  point of contact for both members of the community and officers who interact with the LGBTQ community. He works with the Center for IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity Education, and Advocacy) on the panel for coming out workshops as well as attending LGBTQ+ events around the university in support. Jon also serves as a RAD instructor for the police department.

 SRO James Banner

James Banner

School Resource Officer James Banner was a member of Iota Phi Theta and serves as the liaison to FAU Fraternity and Sorority life. He speaks annually at the anti-hazing summit and works closely with fraternity and sorority life tailgating during sporting events.
 Officer Janet Chang  

Randy Godinez

Officer Godinez participates in recruiting and volunteers at the Broward County Urban League in a mentorship role as well as presentations and demonstrations with K9-Zero. He participates in the COPS program in Indian River Towers and Parliament Hall. 



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 Last Modified 9/22/22