About the Office of Public Safety
The Public Safety Department field operations group is a uniform force directed by Associate Director of Field Operations Shane Lam.
This group includes:
- Coordinators (first line supervisors)
- Public Safety Officers
- Contract Security Officers (unarmed)
The Public Safety staff is highly trained in life safety, effective security practices and care giving. Training in life safety techniques includes: First Aid; CPR; First Responder; and Blood-borne Pathogens.
Candidates for employment in the department experience the standard licensing 40 hour training course approved by the State of Florida and are certified with a "D" License from the Department of State. PSD officers are initially oriented in an additional 120 hour Public Safety Orientation Program. On-going refresher instruction and new concepts training courses are given in: communications and relationships; patrol procedures; reporting; investigations; safety; and parking control.
The supervisors for the Public Safety Department - Coordinators - are usually selected and promoted from the ranks of the Public Safety Officers. Continuity of institutional knowledge is enhanced through this development process.
All PSD uniform officers are unarmed, and do not carry weapons (nightstick, handcuffs, and mace). All PSD uniform patrol personnel are trained in crime prevention.
NSU Davie Police
NSU Public Safety Davie Police officers patrol the Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus to support crime prevention, security and safety.