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1 Role of Security Services at McMaster University

2 Goal: To Make McMaster University a Safe Place to Work, Live and Learn
Mission Statement Goal: To Make McMaster University a Safe Place to Work, Live and Learn McMaster Security’s primary responsibility is the protection of persons and property within the McMaster Community. This is completed through prevention programs, law enforcement, and safety audits to achieve a secure environment. It is only through the collective efforts of the community and Security Services that the mission will be accomplished.

3 What is McMaster Security?
On Campus Security/Police Service Sworn Peace Officers under the Police Act Investigate, make arrests and lay charges

4 What is a Peace Officer? “An officer of the law”
Same as a Police Officer, with some restrictions At McMaster, restricted to properties of McMaster University

5 Who is McMaster Security?
A staff of 31: 4 Switchboard operators/monitors (part-time) 1 Dispatcher/operator (on-call) 4 Dispatchers 13 Special Constables (1 vacant) 1 Investigator (currently vacant) 4 Duty Sergeants 1 Sergeant Crime Prevention 1 Technology Administrator 1 Supervisor Administrative Support 1 Operations Manager

6 Security Services

7 How to Contact McMaster Security
Dial ext 24281 Dial All pay phones on campus have a “Security Button” for no charge dial Dial 88 from any University phone Elevators are equipped with phones Red Emergency Phones - 32 on campus In residences, push “Emergency” button on phone

8 Laws we uphold on Campus
Liquor License Act of Ontario Trespass to Property Act Criminal Code of Canada University Regulations Municipal By-laws

9 What Else Does McMaster Security Do?
Have a presence on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Monitor all campus fire, safety and intrusion alarms Monitor campus surveillance cameras Respond to and investigate ALL incidents and emergencies on campus

10 Enforce traffic regulations on campus
Install and monitor campus access card system Take active roles in campus committees to be part of the planning stages of future development to increase safety and security Consult on security technology system to campus departments

11 Conduct Safety and Security audits of the campus and departments
Operate campus lost and found Provide medical transportations Provide security escorts outside of normal SWHAT hours Provide safety and security seminars

12 How Does Security Patrol the Campus?
24 hours a day, 365 days a year

13 Awards Presidents Team Award Winners 2002
Police Service Board, Partnership Award 2003

14 Daily Partners EOHSS Physical Plant Parking and Transit
Student Affairs Residence Hamilton Police Hamilton Fire Hospitality Services IAHS Bookstore Nuclear Reactor EFRT SWHAT

15 Daily Shift Allotment

16 A Day in the life… DAY SHIFT Dispatcher daily
Deactivates approximately 12 alarm systems Provides directions to visitors to campus over the phone – many calls daily Dispatches officers to all incidents on campus Answers all calls in the security and emergency lines Monitors all campus alarms and CCTV cameras Dispatches and monitors Parking radio communication Provides lost and found assistance to the community Monitors and dispatches EFRT Assists in the testing of fire alarms Tracks all alarm and fire systems under daily maintenance

17 A Day in the life… Day Shift Officers 7:30 – shift briefing
8:42 – Fire Alarm – University Hall 9:15 - projector Alarm 10:00 – projector Alarm 10:30 – investigate attempt computer hacking 11:30 – investigate threatening received by staff Proactive presence in IAHS

18 12:00 – towed a vehicle for parking services
12:15 – responded to a suspicious person call 1:30 – investigated an accident in Zone 6 1:45 – office alarm 1:50 - picked up lost and found wallet and returned to owner 2:00 – picked up lost and found 2:45 - investigated and found the owner of found computer property 3:00 – alarm response 4:00 - took a stolen I.D. report

19 4:30 - assisted in removing a locked bicycle
5:00 – assisted with a water leak in a lab 5:15 – provide access to an office for a person who locked keys inside 5:30 – alarm response 6:45 – alarm response 7:15 - debriefed shift and briefed night shift Throughout the day, completed incident reports Completed proactive patrols of campus buildings and grounds

20 A Day in the Life… Night Shift Proactive patrols of the campus
Ensuring building and areas have been locked Disturbance at the bar Two persons arrested and will be charged with Causing and Disturbance (court paperwork prepared later) Alarm response Escorted a student to their car

21 Found people smoking drugs in a car in zone 1
Checked in with the bar staff to see how things were going Responded to a first aid call with EFRT, student drank too much Checked on a staff member working late Assisted the residence student staff with an unwanted guest in residence Found people smoking drugs in a car in zone 1

22 Responded to a first aid call with EFRT person slipped, transported to the hospital
Had an officers presence when the bar was closing for the night Found person drinking liquor outside Given Provincial ticket Found person very drunk and disorderly Arrested and taken to jail

23 Reported Incidents What constitutes an incident? A criminal act
A incident that needs to be followed up An incident that should be documented What does not constitute a report? General assistances Room lock-outs Proactive events and patrols Security and Money Escorts

24 Incident Report Averages
3653 reports filed in 2004 Average of 305 incident reports a month 10 incident reports a day 3561 reports filed in 2003 297 a incident reports a month 8 incident reports a day

25 Yearly Reported Incidents

26 Major Incidents 2004 Sudden Death Investigation
Over $100, from thefts and break ins Enhanced security at Nuclear Reactor

27 Personal Services to meet your needs
Technology Administrator Will visit and review your specific area for any security technology systems Will obtain quotes and oversee the installation of technology systems Sergeant Crime Prevention Will provide seminars to your staff on a variety of topics Will conduct a complete security audit of your area

28 Info about our department
Weekly crime beat updates Animated crime beats Contact names and numbers Seminars on line

29 Questions???

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