Campus Security

We support the University community to ensure the Okanagan campus is a safe place to work, study, and reside. Service is provided 365 days per year, with 24 hour, campus-wide coverage. Security guards are comprised of qualified personnel and are the first responders to all emergencies on campus.

Emergency Response

The Security Management Team in consultation with Risk Management Services and Facilities Management, coordinates responses to all emergency situations. All incidents should be reported to Campus Security at 250.807.8111 or Local 78111 or through regional emergency services at 911. When utilizing 911 a follow-up call should be made to Security at 250.807.8111 or Local 78111.

Emergency Phones

Emergency calls to Campus Security, 250.807.8111 or Local 78111, can be made from any office telephone on campus and from the blue emergency security telephones located strategically outside the campus buildings and selected areas throughout the campus grounds.  See Campus Map for emergency phone locations.

24 Hour Safe Walk Service

The safety and comfort of everyone on campus is important - that's why there is Safewalk!  Traveling late at night? Afraid of going alone? Call Safewalk! Service is available to students, staff, and faculty 24 hours per day. 

Campus Security now coordinates the Safe Walk program on campus.  Trained students provide the service every evening until midnight.  They can be identified by their new red Safewalk jackets.  During off-hours, Campus Security personnel provides the service.

Add Safewalk to your phone 250.807.8076. Visit the Campus Security dispatch office in the Administration building to pick up a Safe Walk key tag and have the number handy at all times. 

Incident Reporting

All incidents should be reported to Campus Security at the non-emergency number: 250.807.9236. Please provide sufficient details to allow the Security services enough information to have them follow up your call.  Examples of needed information are:

  • Building & Room Number
  • Incident Type/Date/Details
  • Actions You are Reporting
  • Contact Information
  • Victim & Witness Information