During the academic year, a roving patrol vehicle is in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Using the security vehicle, the security officer patrols the buildings, parking lots and grounds, issuing tickets to vehicles found to be in violation of parking regulations and arranging for towing when necessary. This security officer also provides mobile radio patrol coverage, checks campus buildings for secured exterior doors, reports doors and locks that are not working properly, records and reports any lighting which is not working, reports all suspicious activities, and any safety issues observed while on interior or exterior patrols.
During times of a Homeland Security National Heightened Alert, access to campus is restricted to the Madison Avenue gate and the services of additional security officers are engaged.
Security will try to accomodate student requests to: escort students from building to building and between parking areas and buildings; concentration will be on the areas surrounding the residence halls, Mahoney Library, Santa Maria, Saint Joseph and the Annunciation Center; escort students from the St. Joseph parking lot to classes or to their residence halls.
Students desiring an escort must notify the security booth of their request. The Officer at the Madison Avenue entrance gate will contact the roving patrol officer to meet the student and get them to their destination. This is entirely dependent on security availability at the time.
The roving patrol officer does provide limited transportation to resident students. This transportation is limited: to and from FDU after 7:00PM and Drew University for evening classes and use of their libraries; to and from the Convent Station train station with two or more pieces of luggage; and to handicapped students that are on the authorized list provided by the Dean of Students, Office of Disability Services.
During daytime hours, students studying at Drew University or Fairleigh Dickinson University are expected to use the Madison Avenue Direct (MAD) shuttle when it is in operation.