Crime & Community Alerts

Any incidents that requires a timely warning to the university community are sent via email and posted to this site and jwuLink.

24-Hour Dispatch Line 

Contact Safety & Security at any hour at 305-892-7011 or use a campus emergency phone (blue phone). Communications officers answer emergency, non-emergency and business telephone lines, dispatch security officers for service calls and monitor building alarms and security cameras.

Crime Alerts

These alerts inform the community about criminal activity and assist in maintaining a safer environment for all. Crime alerts are published throughout campus. Any incidents that require immediate notification to the JWU community are posted in administrative and academic buildings, residence halls and other gathering places.

In Case of Emergency (ICE) 

In addition to our ICE services, if you have a valid Florida driver’s license, you may also register your emergency and next of kin information through the State of Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Lost & Found

Safety & Security keeps lost and found items for 90 days, with the exception of student ID cards, which are sent to Student Financial Services. You may inquire about lost items at any time; however, you may only pick them up between the hours of 8am–4pm, Monday through Friday. 


Our officers use three patrol methods. Foot and vehicle patrol methods are utilized 24 hours/day, 7 days/week; usage of the bicycle patrol method is weather-dependent. Two vehicle patrols are on duty at all times.

Project ID

This service aids in the recovery of lost or stolen items. Valuables are engraved with a unique number, which is entered into a database with your information. 


Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange, a 2-hour educational awareness and crime-victim prevention program encompasses Strategies, Techniques, Options, and Prevention to provides teen and adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense. For more information, visit The National Self-Defense Institute.

JWU Safe Walk

This escort service is designed to enhance the safety of all students, faculty and staff walking after dark. Campus Safety & Security will respond to requests for escorts to classrooms, buildings, residence halls, parked cars, and other destinations on the campus. Contact the Campus Safety & Security Dispatch Center at 305-892-7011 to request this service.


Safety and crime prevention starts with personal responsibility. Please use these tips to make the campus a safer place for yourself and everyone else in our community.

  • Program your emergency contact numbers into your cell phone(s) with the (ICE) In case of an emergency campaign (i.e., ICE 1, ICE 2, ICE MOM, ICE DAD).

  • Keep your doors and windows locked while you are away from your room.

  • Report any door or window malfunctions (especially broken locks) immediately.

  • Walk with another person after dark or call Safety & Security, 305-892-7011, for an escort.

  • Be aware of your surroundings and any signs that something is out of place.

  • Stay in well-lit areas; avoid alleys, dark corners and bushes.

  • Don't carry large sums of money.

  • Lock your valuables securely, even in your room.

  • Mark your property for quick identification and keep a record of serial numbers.

  • Do not risk injury if someone forcibly attempts to take your wallet, purse or personal belongings.

  • Don't attach your ID to your keys, or mark your keychain with your name and address.

  • If your keys are lost or stolen, notify Campus Safety & Security and Residential Life immediately.

  • Get to know your neighbors and share information about suspicious activity.

  • Current contact information is critical to the university's ability to keep you informed of important information. If you’ve moved or changed phone numbers, update your information via jwuLink.

Our Campus Safety & Security staff includes several full time certified security officers, 5 communication officers and 3 command staff administrators.

Officers are charged with enforcing the Student Code of Conduct found in the North Miami Student Handbook.

Campus Safety & Security are also responsible for efficient flow of traffic and enforcement of on-campus parking regulations. Security officers do not have the power to make arrests, but JWU has a cooperative relationship with the North Miami Police Department to ensure prompt, efficient action.

Members of all departments are active in the local Emergency Planning Committee and take part in emergency drills throughout the year. In addition, command and risk management staff has received both basic and advanced Incident Command System training. Members of our department are fluent in Creole, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Officers follow written standards for daily operation, established by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. All officers:

  • Are certified in CPR, First Aid, management of aggressive behavior and nonviolent crisis intervention techniques
  • Undergo a minimum of 40 hours in-service training annually
  • Attend monthly meetings of Southeast Region Domestic Security Task Force
  • Receive flash reports with pubic safety-related information from the North Miami Police and the State of Florida’s ThreatCom System.
  • Are certified in Community Policing through Environmental Design, and routinely hold safety and security education programs.