The University of Alberta is by size, the second largest University in Canada and is located in Edmonton, the provincial capital of Alberta. On any given day, there are 60,000 people on campus-roughly the equivalent to the population of Red Deer. Compared to other Universities its size, the U of A is one of the safest in North America. This is because the U of A actively publishes campus crime statistics and builds community-oriented solutions to deal with the identified problems. Community service continues to be the guiding philosophy for the University of Alberta Protective Services.
Each year, officers are asked to conduct Security Audits in conjunction with new building construction to ensure adequate lighting and natural surveillance. We also publish a comprehensive personal safety manual and emergency guide. Our department proactively patrols the campus by vehicle, bicycle and on foot.
We have adopted a proactive approach to crime prevention and safety awareness that places much of the emphasis and initiative for safety in the hands of the community. The University campus is a large one, and the safety of the people who live, work and study in this community is everyone responsibility.
The cooperation, involvement and personal support of the entire campus community is crucial to the success of our crime prevention efforts. If you have any questions or would like to become involved with any crime prevention initiative, please do not hesitate to contact us.