Security Advisory Council Terms of Reference


To review, advise, assist and provide Queen’s community input into the planning, implementation and evaluation of security policies, procedures, educational programs and services in order to establish and maintain a safe and welcoming environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors at Queen’s.


  1. Formulates, recommends, reviews and evaluates security policies and services that are identified as priorities.
  2. Advises security staff with respect to the implementation of recommended programs and services.
  3. Welcomes submissions, comments and recommendations from the Queen’s and Kingston community, as well as from the groups represented by each member.
  4. Assists with the resolution of policy issues referred by security staff, or by any member of the Council..
  5. Advises and makes recommendations to senior university management as required on security policies, issues or initiatives discussed in Council meetings.
  6. Convenes sub-committees to assist in the resolution of any security-related issues that cannot be dealt with effectively by the Committee as a whole.

General Administration:

Council membership will be either by standing or rotational appointment as indicated below. Standing members may attend themselves or appoint a delegate. Rotational members will be nominated by the member organization. The Vice Principal, Operations and Finance will appoint a Chair. The Director of Security will be an ex-officio member of the Council. Other security staff may be invited to attend meetings to present information. The secretary will produce minutes of each meeting. Meetings will be normally be held each quarter, or more frequently if required by particular circumstances.


Standing Members

Town/Gown Coordinator, University Advisor on Equity, Director - International Center, Director of Human Rights, Director of Residences, Director of Apartments and Housing, Dean of Student Affairs, Director of Physical Plant, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, West Campus Representative, Director of Security (ex-officio), Secretary – Campus Security Departmental Assistant (ex-officio)

Rotational Members

Staff Association, Faculty Association, Society of Graduate and Professional Students, Student Constables, Alma Mater Society, Up to two Guest Members for specific meetings as issues dictate.

Page last update: 23 October 2001

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