Special Constable Service
Director, Special Constable Service: Rod Curran, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 3710
At Laurier we have a tested emergency plan, lock down procedure and we run exercises yearly to test our emergency systems. Last year our Special Constables responded to 19,000 calls for service. Special Constables who have peace officer status have been policing our campuses for 35 yrs. Special Constables patrol our campuses 24/7 by foot, bike and cruiser. They are trained in use of force, first aid and have similar powers to the police on campus. The Waterloo Campus has 15 Special Constables, and the Brantford Campus has 5. Our service works closely with the Waterloo Regional Police and Brantford Police Services.
Our campus is equipped with Blue Light Emergency Poles that students can activate in an emergency which gives them direct contact with our Communication Centre. We have increased lighting on campus and 90 percent of our campuses are covered now by CCTV. A new prevention tool will be implemented in April of 2011 called Campus Assist. This is a web based system where students can text message our Communication Centre directly to report criminal activity or any concerns. We are the first University in Canada to have this system which is used extensively in the US at colleges and university campuses.