Embry-Riddle Prescott Safety and Security department provides extensive training and resources to prepare our officers to ensure people are safe and property is secure.
Our department is staffed with 3 full-time Dispatchers and several Student Dispatchers. These Dispatchers answer calls for service, monitor intrusion detection, duress, and fire alarms, assist Embry-Riddle community members locked out of buildings or rooms, manage lost and found, and provide other emergency services to our community members.
The Embry-Riddle Prescott Dispatch team provides emergency communications between members of the ERAU community, police, fire, and medical emergency responders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Over 2,000 calls for service are processed annually.
The Campus Safety & Security Department administers the card access System, campus video management system, and fire alarm systems. This integrated system improves campus security and enhances safety response to various alarm-triggered events.
Campus Safety and Security uses technology to protect students, employees, and visitors. Students, employees, and visitors with smartphones are able to download Eagle Guardian by searching for Rave Guardian for download in the Android play store or iTunes.
Non-Armed Safety Officers
All officers are required to attend monthly trainings on various subjects, such as Diversity Training, FERPA, Title IX, Defensive Tactics, the use of OC Spray, and active shooter response.
Our non-armed safety officers work in many different areas of campus. The safety officers are authorized by the institution to enforce ERAU rules and regulations across campus. Non-armed safety officers participate in field training and an evaluation program to orient them in providing campus public safety services. To help maintain safety around campus, officers inspect exit signs, blue light phones, AEDs, street lights, and fire extinguishers once each month.
Safety Officers that patrol the campus are primarily responsible for providing first aid services, conducting residence hall checks, event walkthroughs, and enforcement of parking and traffic regulations. Safety Officers work closely with our armed security officers to ensure the best safe response to any situation on campus.
Armed Security Officers
Our armed security officers are required to complete the Arizona Department of Public Safety Armed Guard Shooting Course. Additionally, the armed officers are required to complete a 40-hour pistol course from Gunsite Academy, one of the most respected firearms training schools in the country. The trainings include five days of range work, lectures, intensive indoor, outdoor and low light training, and live fire simulators, all comprehensive and essential in firearms training.
This training goes above and beyond the state standard requirements.
Officers also are required to attend varying mandatory in-service training throughout the year to enable them to perform more efficiently and safer with community partners.
Prescott Campus Safety & Security has operated a bike patrol since the Summer of 2018. Bike patrol members complete the same five day Law Enforcement Bicycle Association (LEBA class A) course as the Prescott Police bicycle unit. Our Cannondale Trail 5.1 bicycles are specially prepared for us by High Gear Bike Shop in Prescott. Bikes are a great way for us to interact with our campus community and a very quick means to respond to the inner campus.
The efforts of the Prescott Campus Safety & Security Department are guided by Melynda Fincher – Eagle Card Manager, Alex Lucero – Assistant Director, Michael Brady – Director, and Phil Bracamonte – 3rd shift Supervisor.
Our Department works closely with the Prescott Police Department and Fire Department. We are committed to working and training with local agencies, staying current on crimes and crime trends, and inviting external partners to our campus to stay current and familiar with the campus layout and operations.