UPDATED NOVEMBER 6th, 2013
This is a message from Dr.Terry Waterhouse, Chief Safety Officer…
Recent events in the news make it timely to ensure we are all vigilant in our efforts to support public safety. The SFU Safety & Risk Services division, in particular Campus Security, has a number of programs in support of personal safety. Crime prevention is a shared community responsibility. Help make SFU an even safer community by learning more about personal safety, practicing precaution, and reporting crime and suspicious behaviour promptly.
Reporting crime and suspicious behaviour:
If you encounter any threats to your personal safety, or emergency situations, please call Campus Security’s Emergency line immediately. Campus Security will respond immediately and, if necessary, will ensure police response. If you have non-emergency questions please call your local security desk.
Personal Safety Programs:
There are a number of Personal Safety programs to assist students, faculty and staff on campus. Campus Security offers a 24 hour Safe Walk program where an escort is provided by either a security officer or a Student Campus Safety Member at Burnaby Campus.
For Surrey's Safe Walk Program information, click here..
For Vancouver's Safe Walk Program information, click here..
We also offer a Work Alone safety program for when you’re working after hours; you can contact Campus Security and let them know your location and the time you expect to be finished. For more information on these Campus Security programs and others, please go to http://www.sfu.ca/srs/security/personal-security/sfu-programs.html
For additional information about personal safety while working, studying, living in Residence, or taking public transit, please refer to our “Stay Safe at SFU” Personal Safety Guide which can be found at various locations on all campuses, as well as online at http://www.sfu.ca/srs/security/personal-security/personal-safety-guide.html
In our efforts to provide the best service to our community, we continually review our personal safety programs. Community feedback is important to us, and we will be engaging representatives from around the campus to assist us in this review process. If you any thoughts, ideas or concerns that you would like to share with us please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal safety is a shared responsibility. Please assist us to keep SFU safe by requesting assistance when you need it, reporting any incidents of concern, and ensuring friends and colleagues are aware by forwarding this message broadly.
Safety & Risk Services – Partners in Safety