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
- 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.
- Report any crimes or security concerns to Campus Security.
- 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.
- 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.
- Recommend improvements to existing security measures to Campus
Security and your unit head.
- 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.
- where you are
- how long you will be there,
- and the phone number of the closest
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.