Public Safety

John W. Buhrmaster Director 305-899-3336
Doug Ressler, Investigations /Training Coordinator 305-899-3337
Landon Student Union, 100 A


Shiloh Blazer
Security Systems Technician 305-899-3339
Hopper Building, 11603 NE 2nd Ave. 

Emergency Numbers


The primary responsibility of Public Safety is to help protect persons and property.  The Department of Public Safety provides security information, assistance, and service to aid campus occupants in the protection process.

By utilizing stationary and patrolling officers, Public Safety observes and detects crimes and threats on the campus. The security personnel of the Public Safety Department patrol all buildings, dormitories, parking areas and open areas of the campus.  Additionally, Public Safety can escort individuals upon request.  They also can provide after hours on campus transportation during the hours of 8:00 p.m., to 0400 hours, 24/7.    

Our security personnel of the Public Safety Department are contracted and are not police officers, they are not empowered as such. Public Safety’s function is primarily informational and advisory rather than regulatory. The primary protective means restricting campus access and use to only those authorized persons for reasonable and safe purposes. Public Safety and Maintenance coordinate the inspection and maintenance of locks, doors, windows, lights, card excess and alarms on campus.

Barry University Public Safety Department is online. Visit us on the web for information on:

  • Parking and traffic regulations
  • Crime prevention
  • Personal safety
  • Jeanne Cleary Act
  • Silent Witness: A confidential and anonymous way of reporting criminal activity information on campus to Public Safety

Security Tips

  • Always take steps to protect yourself. Using common sense is often your best protection.
  • Don't carry large amounts of cash. A front pocket is safer for a wallet than a back one.
  • Go with someone. There is safety in numbers.
  • Stay away from isolated areas.
  • Try to stay near well-lighted areas.
  • Don't take risks. You can never tell if a robber is armed. No amount of money is worth taking chances with your life.
  • Protect your personal property. Lock your door every time you leave. Make a list of your valuables including serial numbers.
  • Don't leave your belongings unattended.
  • Lock your vehicle. Put valuables in the trunk.
  • Lock your bicycle. Register your bike with Public Safety.
  • Report any suspicious activity to Public Safety immediately. Try to give a description that includes approximate age, height, and weight and details on hair, clothing, jewelry, scars, and tattoos - anything that is noticeable.

A safe campus is everyone's responsibility. Do your part to protect yourself and others.

If a crime is seen as a continuous threat (as defined by the Vice President for Mission and Student Engagement and the director of Public Safety) to the Barry University community, then students, faculty, and staff will be notified in writing via mail (including electronic mail) and flyers will be posted of the incident(s).

Lost and Found

Found articles should be turned in to Public Safety Dispatch, Landon Student Union, 100.

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