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Fairfield University Offers Campus Public Safety Officer Training In July

Fairfield University's Department of Public Safety is presenting its seventh annual Campus Public Safety Officer Training Academy July 23-29.
Fairfield University's Department of Public Safety is presenting its seventh annual Campus Public Safety Officer Training Academy July 23-29. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield University Department of Public Safety is presenting its seventh annual Campus Public Safety Officer Training Academy July 23-29 on the Fairfield University campus.

Enrollment is limited to high school or university security, police or public safety officers. The seven-day classroom and practical instruction course is provided by trained professionals certified in their areas of instruction. The curriculum has been selected to reflect the ever-changing needs and demands placed upon security and public safety departments today.

The academy will conclude with keynote speaker, retired veteran law enforcement officer and trainer Lt. Kevin Dillon.

“In order to provide a safe and secure campus environment today, public safety officers need to be properly equipped with the knowledge necessary to carry out their duties and responsibilities,” said Frank Ficko, Fairfield’s associate director of public safety.

This program attracts participants primarily from the New York tri-state area, and as far south as Georgia. Class sizes typically range from 15-35 attendees. The curriculum includes: Clery Act; Title IX; Hazmat; Fire Safety; Narcotic Identification; Recognition; Gang Activity; Gun Safety; Weapons Handling; Multicultural Awareness; Interviewing Suspects; Victim Control; Party Dispersal; Critical Incident Management; Bomb Detection; Awareness Handcuffing (certificate); OC Spray (certificate); Patrol Techniques; Officer Safety; DUI and Intoxication; Awareness; Social Networking Investigations; Approaching Motor Vehicles; Suspicious Persons.

Campus Public Safety Officer Training Academy tuition is $895. Price includes meals and housing. Students will be provided housing in air-conditioned apartments including linens, meals, instructional materials, and notebooks. Non-housing rates also are available. For more details, call (203) 254-4090 or contact Ficko at fficko@fairfield.edu. To register online or to download a brochure, visit this link.

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