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Important Telephone Numbers
305-626-3772- Hot Line to report information anonymously
305-626-3771- Campus Safety
305-626-3713- Director’s Office
305-595-6263- Metro-Dade Police – Non-emergency complaint
305-626-7950- Miami Gardens Station
911- In the event of an actual emergency

Mission Statement

The Florida Memorial University Campus Safety Department is dedicated to providing and maintaining a safe and friendly environment through the protection of life, property and constitutional human rights. To understand and serve the needs of all persons within the university community, to treat all persons fairly and equally, while maintaining and atmosphere that enhances the educational process. To ensure that the business of the university of learning and teaching – can be accomplished for the benefit of all students, faculty and staff.

The department understands the overall academic mission of the university and will strive to play a vital role in enhancing that mission. Concern for the community’s well-being, a desire to provide service and assistance whenever possible, and a constant desire to support the academic environment are all factors inherent in the department’s daily operations and policies.

Crime Prevention and Awareness

Effective crime prevention is a joint effort of the entire university community. At Florida Memorial University we utilize several programs and systems to inform students, faculty and staff about campus safety.

  • New Student / Employee Orientation
  • Campus publications
  • Availability of security awareness literature
  • An informational and educational lecture program
  • Special Security announcement and information in reference to immediate concerns.
  • In addition to programs offered by the department, additional programs are offered from time to time by the Student Services Division
  • The Campus Safety Committee serves an advisory role to the Campus Safety Department and is active in crime prevention programming and security awareness.

Substance Abuse Policy

Florida Memorial University acknowledges the problem of substance abuse in our society and perceives this problem as a serious threat to students and employees. It is the intent of the university to establish and maintain a drug – free workplace. It is the university’s further intent to comply in every respect to with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) as presently constituted.

Florida Memorial University condemns the possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol and drugs/ substance, whether prescriptive or non- prescriptive. Any student or employee found to be in possession of, using, selling/ trading, or offering for sale, illicit drugs or alcohol on the university’s property or as a part of the university’s activities will be subject to disciplinary action as well as applicable local, state and federal laws. The complete text of the university’s substance abuse policy including drug and alcohol abuse education programs can be found in the student handbook or employee handbook.

Crime Reporting and Response

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to report all criminal acts and safety hazards. The proper reporting procedure is to contact campus safety officers at 305-626-3771 or our Hotline at 305-626-3772. These numbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. In the event a real emergency, if imminent danger to life exists, the Metro-Dade Police / Fire – 911 system should be utilized. Once this is done, contact a campus officer through the numbers mentioned above. This will facilitate proper reporting, resource utilization, and enable the university to study trends and take preventive action.