The mandate of
Campus Security and Emergency Services is to promote a safe and welcoming environment that recognizes
and is respectful of the diverse nature of the Queen's Community.
We will respect requests for confidentiality, however please note that we have an
obligation to respond to situations that may threaten the safety of community
The responsibility for security is shared by every member of the Queen's
community. This web site is designed to provide you with the information
you need to make informed decisions about your personal security. It
also provides information to faculties, schools, departments and units
so that they may select and implement appropriate security measures to
safeguard their facilities, staff and students.
To fulfill our mandate, and to
assist you in meeting your personal and departmental security responsibilities,
we provide the following services:
Response Program: Queen's University Campus Security and Emergency
Services now provides a point of contact for residents living in the areas surrounding the University to quickly resolve noise issues in the off-campus area. This new initiative comes as a direct
result of the Principal's Task Force on Community Relations.
24 hour / 365 day emergency response.
Practitioners : The Security Practitioner is the most visible member of the security
team, providing front line security services to the University Community. Practitioners report directly to the Security Supervisor on duty and assists the Supervisor in dealing with any and all issues of personal safety and protection of the University property.
Provisions of extra security personnel for
Assistance to other Campus services such as
First Aid, and Student Constables.
Advice and assistance to all members of the
Queen's community on any security related matter.
24 hour monitoring and emergency response
phones that allow free calls to Campus
Walkhome, a taxi
service, and the Kingston Access bus. In an emergency, simply lift the handset
and press "1" to gain
immediate contact with the Queen’s Emergency Report Centre.
phones or "blue lights" allow better access to emergency
services along well-travelled routes. When the red button is pushed, you are
connected directly to the Emergency Report Centre.
Phones - direct connection to
the Emergency Report Centre.
Emergency Report Center
- Operates 24/7/365 and monitors alarm systems, dispatches Security
staff, and answers the Queen's Emergency line as well as lines for
and Emergency Services in addition to many other departments during the off-hours.
The ERC can be reached on and off campus at 613-533-6111.
A crime prevention and security awareness
program that includes:
Notice Boards, placed in both Queen's University buildings, as well as a
number of off-campus locations. These boards will be updated regularly with
the most current security advisory or safety tips.
Women's self-defense program (Rape
Aggression Defense System) offered every semester. It’s free for
Training program: A training program that teaches professionals
how to safely manage disruptive and assaultive behaviour.
Alert-Listserve: an "announce only" email listserv for security
notices about serious incidents on or around Queen’s.
Worker program : This program was designed for individuals who work alone
during the off-hours (evenings, week-ends, and holidays) and who would like to
check in with Security periodically.
patrol program assists our staff in patrolling areas inaccessible by
vehicles, such as pathways and alleys. The bicycle patrol program is in
operation for events such Orientation Week and Alumni Week-end.
Other Security related services as
Report Centre Mission Statement:
The ERC is staffed 24-hours a day,
7 days a week, providing the Queen's Community a central point of
communication and dispatch for Campus Security and Emergency Services.
ERC's operational priorities
monitoring Queen's emergency
communication systems (radio, telephone, blue light, emergency &
monitoring Queen's fire,
intrusion, and mechanical alarms
dispatching Campus Security
and Emergency Services staff as well as other Queen's emergency services
dispatching municipal emergency