Fairfield University offers summer training for safety officers


The Fairfield University Department of Public Safety is presenting its fourth annual Campus Public Safety Officer Training Academy from Saturday, July 21 through Friday, July 27, on the campus of Fairfield University.

This seven-day classroom and practical instruction course is led by trained professionals certified in their areas of instruction and is designed to provide officers the skills necessary to meet the many challenges of keeping today’s colleges and universities safe. Enrollment is limited to campus law enforcement officers.

Course topics include, but are not limited to aspects of law; narcotic and intoxication awareness; officer safety; report writing; social networking investigations; and critical incident management.

Instructors include members of the Fairfield and Trumbull Police Departments, Fairfield Fire Departments, state police, the state Corrections Department, and Fairfield University Department of Public Safety.

“The curriculum was carefully selected to reflect the ever-changing needs and demands placed upon security and public safety departments in today’s environment,” said Fairfield University Associate Director of Public Safety Frank Ficko.

Public Safety Officers from colleges throughout the country have participated in Fairfield University’s Campus Public Safety training program in prior years, and early registration for this summer’s training includes participants from Ohio and Delaware.

Campus Public Safety Officer Training Academy tuition: $725 for IACLEA and NECUSA members; $775 for non-association members. Students will be provided housing in air-conditioned apartments including linens, meals, instructional materials, and notebooks. Non-housing rates are also available. For further details, call (203) 254-4090, or contact: Sgt. Alex Krshisezki ([email protected]); or Associate Director Frank Ficko ([email protected]). To register on-line or to download a brochure, visit fairfield.edu/student/ps_training.html.

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