Campus Security

Campus Security is responsible for the safety and security of students, employees, staff and property at UBC's Okanagan campus. Service is provided 365 days per year, with 24 hour, campus-wide coverage. All security guards are first aid trained with Level II, AED, CPR and other emergency response procedures. Campus Security is here to ensure that everyone on campus is provided a safe, secure environment to live and learn in, giving you a place of mind.

Emergency Response

The Director of Security & Parking Services works with Health, Safety and Environment and Facilities departments to coordinate responses to all emergency situations including fire, accident/illness, crime, hazardous spills/gas leaks, and bomb threats. Any incident should be reported to Campus Security at 250.807.8111 or Local 78111 or through regional emergency services at 8-911. 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

Need an escort around campus?  Safe Walk escort service is available to students, staff and faculty 24 hours per day.

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

To request a Safe Walk escort call 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

Any non-emergency incident occurring or noted on the campus 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