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Personal Security

If You are Believe that You Are Being Followed:

  • Walk directly and quickly to an open office or building, or to an area with other people.
  • If the person gives you a bad feeling, tell them to leave you alone - keep walking away.
  • Call Campus Security at 922.
  • Document and report the incident:
    • employees report to their supervisors or managers
    • students report through the Student Success Centre; students in Residence report through the Residence Manager for incidents occuring at Residence

If Someone is Loitering Near your Vehicle:

  • Avoid them. Walk directly and quickly to a safe place: an open office or building, or an area with other people.
  • Call Campus Security at 922.

  • Document and report the incident:

    • employees report to their supervisors or managers
    • students report through the Student Success Centre; students in Residence report through the Residence Manager for incidents occuring at Residence

If Someone Grabs your Purse, or Other Belongings:

  • Do not resist.
  • Run in the opposite direction, yelling “HELP” or “THIEF”.
  • From the nearest safe place, call 922.
  • Document and report the incident:
    • employees report to their supervisors or managers
    • students report through the Student Success Centre; students in Residence report through the Residence Manager for incidents occuring at Residence

If You are Robbed:

  • Remain calm.
  • Handle the entire procedure as if you were making a sale to a customer. 
  • Keep the transaction short and smooth.
  • Listen carefully to what the robber says, and obey him or her.
  • Ask the robber for clarification if needed.
  • Speak only in response to the robber.  DO NOT volunteer any information.
  • If you must reach for something or move in any way, ask the robber for permission to do so.
  • Immediately after the robber has left, lock the door, or move to a safe place where you can lock the door.
  • Call Campus Security at 922 and request immediate and urgent assistance.
  • Document and report the incident:
    • employees report to their supervisors or managers
    • students report through the Student Success Centre; students in Residence report through the Residence Manager for incidents occuring at Residence

If you are attacked:

  • Make a scene: yell as loudly as you can. Try shouting words like: “STOP”, or “HELP”. Scream. Be noisy.
  • If you are being pulled along or dragged, fall to the ground and roll.
  • If you have a whistle or a personal alarm, use it.
  • If there are bystanders, give them specific instructions to help you. Single someone out and send them for help (eg. “You in the yellow shirt, call Security.”).
  • From the nearest safe place, call 922 and request immediate and urgent assistance.
  • Document and report the incident:
    • employees report to their supervisors or managers
    • students report through the Student Success Centre; students in Residence report through the Residence Manager for incidents occuring at Residence