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About Campus Public Safety

Bike PatrolMiami Dade College views safety and security as an important responsibility shared by the College and every member of the student body, faculty and staff. The College and members of the campus community are partners in creating an environment that is safe and conducive to learning. While no campus is isolated from crime, the likelihood of campus crime can be reduced by cooperatively working together.

Although patrol officers do not have the powers of arrest, all criminal incidents and accidents are investigated by the Department of Public Safety, which maintains a cooperative relationship with all local, state and federal public safety agencies. In addition to accident and criminal investigations, this cooperation includes training programs and special events coordination.

To make it as convenient as possible for students, faculty/staff and visitors to report criminal incidents and other emergencies to the campus Department of Public Safety office extension. In addition, emergency phones are located throughout the campus grounds and parking facilities. Appropriate services are dispatched immediately to all calls.

Fire service is provided by the local Fire Rescue Department. All campus buildings have fire alarms systems with smoke detectors and automatic sprinkler systems and accessible fire extinguishers and hoses.

For medical emergencies, professional ambulance service is available from the local Fire Rescue Department. Patrol officers also respond to medical emergencies and are equipped and trained to provide assistance and aid until the arrival of more advanced medical personnel.

College resources designed to promote campus safety and security include an around-the-clock Department of Public Safety, Crime Prevention Program, and security-related services and maintenance programs. These services and programs help to maintain an environment that enhances the campus learning experience.




Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.