From the Desk of David Miles

Director of Public Safety David Miles

Recently, the University has had to send out emergency notifications due to weather emergencies and either the campus being closed or having a delayed opening.

We are very fortunate that we have only had to use the emergency notification system for weather emergencies and not for some other type of serious incident.

It is important that you are registered for emergency notifications so that in the event of any emergency you can be receiving information regarding the incident.

The full details on the emergency notification system are on the University website and listed as FDU Alert and Smart Communications.

All members of the campus community should familiarize themselves with the emergency notification system and more importantly to make sure that all your contact information is correct so that in the event of an emergency you are getting a voice, text or e mail message.

In conjunction with these initiatives, the Department of Public Safety also has an anonymous reporting system. It is on the Metropolitan Campus Department of Public Safety section of the University website. It is called Silent Knight. This system allows anyone to provide information to the Department of Public Safety on any type of crime, incident or behavior. The person reporting does not have to provide their name or contact information.

While we hope that we never have to use any of these systems because of a large incident that has occurred, we want you to know that they are available. In this day and age you should take advantage of any system or information that can aid in the safety on campus.

Please remember to like the Department of Public Safety on Facebook at FDU Metro Department of Public Safety or follow us on Twitter @FDUMetroPS. If at any time you have any questions or concerns regarding Public Safety, please do not hesitate to contact me.