Safety with Campus Community Police
Hi and welcome to the University of Guelph. The Campus Community Police play a key role in keeping you and your property safe on campus. The University of Guelph is a very safe community but like any community, you as a resident should take steps to enhance your own safety.
What crimes happen on campus? Our number one crime is theft. The thefts on campus are thefts of opportunity – where someone leaves their valuables unattended. Before you leave home, take an inventory of your valuables, your computer equipment and leave a photo and make, model and serial number with your family. Better yet, when you come to campus join our STOP program. The STOP program is a cost-effective anti-theft and recovery program where a STOP plate is attached to a laptop or other valuable. More information on the STOP program can be found at www.police.uoguelph.ca. Remember to always lock your residence room door, each and every time you leave. It only takes 7 seconds for a theft to occur.
Remember when your parents told you police were your friend. Well that is still true. The Campus Community Police are on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are here to respond to calls, patrol the campus and residences and to provide whatever assistance you may need. We have a Residence Officer program and you will see officers regularly in your residence getting to know the community. The Campus Community Police provide presentations on many topics including safety on campus, safe dating strategies, internet safety and we teach a women’s self defence course. If you have a specific safety question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact the Campus Police.
We also have a safety app – SafeGryphon. You can download it now and find more information about safety on campus. The app is also used by Campus Police to provide information and updates on emergencies on campus like when we close the university for a snow day. Let’s not worry about snow now. Have a great summer; September is just around the corner. Don’t forget to download the app.
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On campus, you will find us in the Trent Building on Trent Lane or you can call 519-840-5000 or extension 52245. Have a great summer, September is just around the corner