The Community Safety Department's Security Services is committed to keeping our campuses safe for everyone. We strive to meet the needs of everyone within the York community by providing services and resources to keep you safe and secure.
Working together with different members of the community is what makes our security partnership work.
All of our security personnel are trained to a high professional standard to ensure your safety and to deal with any incidents that may occur.
Security Services personnel are on campus everyday, out in the community, interacting with Students, Staff, Faculty and other community members. This interaction allows security to develop a relationship and to better serve the community.
Security personnel can be seen around campus in walking, in patrol vehicles and, when the weather allows on mountain bike.
Security Services Operations consists of approximately 70 security personnel in various roles between the Keele and Glendon campuses.
The Security Control Centre is the central security dispatch, alarm and CCTV monitoring hub for the York University campuses . Operating 24/7, the centre receives and dispatches calls for service. The Security Control Centre is equipped with state of the art C.C.T.V. monitoring equipment including a video wall capable of displaying live video feeds from the hundreds of cameras.
Security offices are located at:
Training and Standards
Medical First Aid Response
Security Services provides 24-hour medical first aid response to individuals experiencing illness or injury. Security personnel are trained in:
- Emergency First Aid
- Bleeding Control
- Overdose Education, Prevent and Response
- Mental Health Awareness Training
- Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST)
Medical First Aid Equipment
- First Aid kits
- Automated External Defibrillators
Emergency Services Vehicle Escort
Security Services has agreements in place with emergency responders (Fire, Police & Ambulance) that when they are responding to campus security will meet them at the campus perimeter to escort them to where they need to go.
Investigations and Threat Assessment
Security Service's Investigations and Threat Assessment personnel proactively research upcoming events to ensure community members' safety while continuing to provide a peaceful forum for York educational objectives. They conduct non-criminal investigations and assist the police with criminal investigations. They create safety plans for at risk individuals.