Campus Safety & Security Services

Campus Safety & Security Services is committed to engaging our community to make SFU a safe and secure environment to live, learn, and work. Campus Safety & Security Services  is dedicated to providing the best public safety and resource protection services to our University community. Through our campus stakeholders and external partners, our goal is to facilitate a culture of security awareness, crime prevention and general safety at our University.

 

3 November 2016

Active Threat Protocols

In the wake of the tragic active threat incident at Abbotsford Senior Secondary yesterday, it is an important reminder for the SFU community to review our active threat protocols.

In the event of an active threat situation act to protect your personal safety immediately.
Your best options are to:

  • RUN: Evacuate the area if it is safe to do so
  • HIDE: Shelter in place and hide yourself if you cannot evacuate safely
  • TAKE ACTION: As a last resort, commit yourself to delay, block or overcome the threat

For more information visit our Active Threat page and watch our informative video.
If you are interested in receiving additional information you can also sign up for an Active Threat Workshop provided by Campus Security here.

We also recommend that you visit the Health and Counselling Services', Critical Incident page for information on how to best offer and receive support services after such tragic incidences.

August 24, 2016
 

 Scams and Threats Targeting University Students and Staff

Please be advised that there have been reports across the United States of a variety of email scams and threats targeting university students and staff.

It is possible that Canadian institutions could also be affected. Therefore, be on alert for the following messages. If you do receive such a scam or threat, please contact Campus Security or local police.

1.      Business email compromising schemes.
Business email compromising schemes are targeting colleges and universities through payment diversion fraud. Perpetrators have been portraying themselves as construction companies with an ongoing vendor relationship and provided alternate payment instructions for an electronic funds transfer to a different bank account than typically used.

2.      Threating emails from Yandex.
Students at a number of universities across the US are receiving personalized homicidal and sexual assault threats via email from an account ending in yandex.com. Though, presently the FBI is not aware of any credible threats, always report any incidents to Campus Security or local police.

3.      Scam Alert: IRS imposters.
IRS imposters have been targeting college students using a FBI caller ID and requesting payment of a “federal student tax”, a tax that does not in fact exist.

 

June 6, 2016

Mark LaLonde, Chief Safety Officer

Safety & Risk Services is pleased to announce that Mark LaLonde has joined SFU as our new Chief Safety Officer, effective June 6, 2016.

Mark comes to SFU from Xpera Risk Mitigation and Investigations where he was the Director, Risk Solutions Division. He is currently also a Sessional Faculty member in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley and was a consultant for Criminal Justice Reform at the United Nations Children's Fund and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 

He holds an MA in Justice and Public Safety Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University. 

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mark to SFU and thank Laura MacDonald, Senior Director, Administration and Strategic Growth, for her role as Acting Chief Safety Officer in the interim.

March 3, 2016

End Gang Life

Campus Safety & Security Services is dedicated to facilitating a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus.  This includes addressing the root causes of criminality that may affect the safety and personal security of our campus community.  

As such, we support the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit-British Columbia in its efforts to end gang life through initiatives in education, prevention and awareness. Our End Gang Life webpage shares some of the valuable educational resources that may prevent young people from joining gangs, and encourage those involved in gang activity to leave that life.  If you or someone you know is involved in gang activity, please also consider referring them to the full list of resources available on the CFSEU-BC website.

February 19, 2016

RCMP Advisory

Yesterday Burnaby RCMP responded to the report of a sexual assault on Burnaby Mountain Urban Trail. While this incident did not occur on campus, Burnaby RCMP and SFU Safety and Risk Services are advising university community members to be on the look out for the suspect, who is described as a Caucasian male with a slim build, 5’7 in height, balding and between the ages of 40 and 50-years-old. At the time he was wearing black gloves, a grey hoodie, black jacket, black Adidas runners with green writing, and grey sweat pants that had very muddy cuffs.  Police have released a composite sketch of the sexual assault suspect here.

The safety and security of all SFU community members is the university's main priority. With this in mind, Burnaby RCMP are cautioning anyone in the area to take additional precautions of walking in pairs or groups when walking nearby this trail. 
 
For more information about the incident, please visit the Burnaby RCMP website. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Burnaby RCMP’s Serious Crime Section at 604-294-7922, or Crime Stoppers, if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

December 11, 2015

Transit Police News Release - Fraud Warning

The Transit Police have issued a news release regarding fraud that is occurring around SkyTrain stations.  The news release can be found here.

October 2, 2015

New Hours for the Transportation Centre Information Kiosk

Starting October 2nd 2015, the Transportation Centre Information Kiosk (TC001) will be open from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday to Friday and from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM on weekends and holidays.  

After hours support can be obtained by using the courtesy phone located next to the east entrance of the Information Kiosk, by calling 778-782-3100, or by attending the 24/7 location in the Discovery 1 building.

The Information Kiosk provides the following services to members of the campus community:

  • Directions / general information
  • Dropping off found items
  • Picking up lost items (pre-arranged)
  • Traffic Impoundment Payments (after hours only)

Campus Safety and Security Services provides an online system to report & search for lost items, the system can be accessed by visiting http://www.sfu.ca/srs/security/lost-and-found.html

Students! Campus Security is hiring! More info here...

Need to pick up a key/card? More info here...

News

Don't become a victim of theft

Theft of Opportunity is the most reported crime on campuses across Canada. Educate yourself on how to avoid becoming a victim of crime with Campus Safety & Security Service's "Leave it, Lose it" campaign.

SFU Student Wins Campus Security Scholarship!

Student Campus Safety Program (SCSP) member and SFU student, Tina Ye, has been named this year's Western Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrator's (WACLEA) scholarship winner! Read More....

Traffic Notices

For SFU Campus road detours, road closure notifications, and traffic notices, please check the Traffic Safety - Traffic Notices section, or click here.

Current Conditions

For current campus and road conditions see our ROAD REPORTS page.

Contact Security

Burnaby

Emergencies
778.782.4500

General
778.782.3100

Surrey

Emergencies
778.782.7511

General
778.782.7070

Vancouver

Emergencies
778.782.5252

General
778.782.5029

October 22, 2015

Access Control Office Reduced Hours on October 22nd

To allow Access Control staff attend the CUPE meeting the Access Control Office will be closed from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM on October 22nd.