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Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety at IHS campus is committed to helping our members enjoy a safe and secure environment both on campus and off. Campus safety and security is everyone's responsibility. In the event of an on-campus emergency requiring immediate notification and response by police, fire, or emergency medical services agencies, please dial 911.

IHS Campus Emergency Contact Information


Fire Safety

The University Fire Safety Program is coordinated by the Department of Public Safety. The department ensures that Fire Safety Program functions are completed and that fire safety policy and procedures are reviewed and updated as needed. In case of a fire:

  • Always know two ways out of a building and go to the nearest safe fire exit
  • Follow exit signs to stairways 
  • Never use elevators in a fire (If you are stuck in an elevator remain calm and call the fire department by pushing the firemen's helmet button)
  • If you are able, close all doors behind you on your way out
  • Warn others as you evacuate
  • Assist handicapped/ disabled individuals 
  • Every pod has an Emergency/Fire Evacuation stairwell leading to an outside exit located at the rear of each pod
  • Immediately go to your assigned EAP

If you cannot safely evacuate due to fire/smoke conditions:

  • Stay in the room you are in
  • Seal the door with a wet towel or blanket-- anything to block the smoke
  • Go to the window
  • Wave a sheet or towel out the window and call for help

More information on fire safety »


Run. Hide. Fight. 

Since the events at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech, the response to the threat of an active shooter has become a critical emergency preparedness issue. Members of the University community should be aware of the threat and be familiar with procedures that can help them survive an active shooter event. More information »


Crime 

Always be aware of your surroundings and don't tune out the world. When outside, avoid isolation and travel with a friend. ID cards are required to swipe into buildings. Never leave personal property unattended. 

If you have a non-emergency problem anywhere outside the IHSC look for emergency phones and push the black button. Located in the parking lots and around the outside of the building they will immediately put you in contact with our Public Safety 24/7 Communications Center. 

In an emergency push the red button on the emergency telephone. This will call 9-1-1 and connect you with both the Nutley Police Department and IHSC Public Safety. 


Staff Directory

Pat Linfante Pat Linfante
Associate Vice President for Public Safety
Phone: (973) 761-9328
E-mail: patrick.linfante@shu.edu
Sergio Oliva Sergio Oliva
Associate Director
Phone: (973) 275-2814
E-mail: sergio.oliva@shu.edu
Photo of Edward Schmidt. Edward Schmidt
Asst. Director Public Safety
Phone: (973) 542.6604
Email: edward.schmidt@shu.edu
Orlando Velazquez image. Orlando Velazquez
Security Manager
Phone: (973) 542.6605
Email: orlando.velazquez@shu.edu
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