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Campus Safe Walk Program

Campus Security provides escorted walks from one point on campus to another for staff, faculty and students when Walk Home is off duty. This service is provided at any time day or night, all year round. Anyone who wishes to be escorted may phone Security at 533-6080 and request an escort. Security Staff will be sent to meet you and will escort you to your destination.


Campus Violence Prevention

Queen's Policy Against Campus ViolenceAlthough Queen's is a very safe campus, incidents of violence do occur. Would you know what to do if one of your colleagues started behaving abusively or violently? The Queen's Policy Against Campus Violence is a good starting point, as is the information contained in the article "Workplace Violence" found in the Emergency Response Procedures section of this site.

In addition to the information found on this web site, Campus Security is happy to talk to you about recognition, prevention and response to incidents of campus violence. Queen's Campus Security also offers a NonViolent Crisis Intervention Course that may be of interest to you or your department. 


Campus Watch

The Campus Watch program is a joint initiative by Campus Security and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). Currently, there are over 140 volunteer Safety Officers at Queen’s, reporting to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety. Each of these officers is responsible for a building, unit or area on campus. Their duties include safety inspections, recommending enhancements to health and safety measures and acting as a conduit for safety related information between their unit and EHS.

The Campus Watch program adds security issues to their current terms of reference. Safety Officers will now have the following additional responsibilities:

    1. Ensure all individuals in their building, unit or area know that they are the Campus Watch representative and that they should bring their security concerns to them, or directly to Campus Security.
    2. Report any crimes or security concerns to Campus Security.
    3. Receive and circulate security related information to all unit personnel. Such information will include security alerts and warnings, crime prevention posters and brochures, and notification of training or educational opportunities such as self defense training. To facilitate this, the Safety Officer e-mail list will subscribe to the security Alert-L list.
    4. Monitor the crimes and trends reported for their area and advise Campus Security of any concerns. An example would be an increase in thefts over a certain period.
    5. Recommend improvements to existing security measures to Campus Security and your unit head.
    6. Act as the on-site unit coordinator in emergencies or disasters involving their building, unit or area. The role of the coordinator would be to assist Campus Security or other emergency services in restoring and maintaining a safe environment. Specific tasks could involve assisting with building evacuation in the case of a bomb threat, fire or toxic spill, identifying unit personnel and keeping the department or unit head informed of the situation.

This system allows for quick and effective distribution of security related information, especially alerts, throughout the Queen’s community. It also provides all faculty, staff and students with an individual in their workplace to turn to with security concerns who can then work with both the unit head and Campus Security to enhance their internal security measures. The result is a safer and more secure campus.


Lone Worker Program

If you work alone at night (or weekends, holidays, etc.) feel free to phone the ERC @ Campus Security at 613.533-6080 and report:

- where you are working,
- how long you will be there,
- and the phone number of the closest phone.

The ERC Operator will ask you:

- to call again before you leave, 
- approximately what time you expect to be leaving your work space, 
- and if you would like a security escort at that time. 

If you do not call at the end of your work period, security staff will come and check on you.



Missing Persons, Wellness or Status Checks

Queen’s Campus Security and Emergency Services can be called upon to assist with locating members of the Queen’s community for whom others have lost contact or have grown concerned for the safety and well-being of the person being sought.

The Queen’s Emergency Report Centre is available 24 hours a day at 613-533-6080 (non-emergency), 613-533-6111 (emergency) or by using a Blue Light Emergency Phone.



Security Awareness Training

If you would like to know more about the services and programs offered by Campus Security, or what you can do to keep yourself and your property safe on or off campus, Campus Security is happy to have one of our senior staff members speak to your group on security issues of concern to you. Please contact the Director of Campus Security, David Patterson to arrange a training session that meets the specific security awareness needs of your group.



Advice & Consultation

If you have concerns about the physical security of your building, department, office, classroom or lab, we can perform a physical security survey of your facility and advise you on the options available to you to enhance your physical security. We can provide advice and guidance on physical layout, security systems such as alarms, access control systems or CCTV and internal procedures to enhance physical security.

Contact the Director of Campus Security David Patterson for further information.

For CCTV inquiries, contact Operations Coordinator Joel Keenleyside.


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