The University recently shared that an ‘enhanced security service’ is now in operation on University grounds. The previous out-of-hours security team has now been replaced by a Security Response Team, who hope to provide 24/7 incident reporting and emergency support service to all University staff, students and visitors.
A combination of new recruits with existing staff, the Security Response Team will be visible and accessible around the University through night and day, according to the University.
The team’s core duties include patrolling the estate, monitoring car parks and dealing with parking issues, responding to alarm activations, recording and responding to crimes and incidents that take place on the estate and monitoring the University CCTV system.
Out of hours access to other University services will also be provided by the team, such as Student Services and Estates Trades staff.
University Security Manager, Andy Edmonston said that the team will “provide support to anyone who requires it day or night, either through the provision of direct support or by contacting colleagues or external services on the person’s behalf.”
Maintaining that the team has not been set in motion to replace existing support structures across the University, such as the Warden service, Mr Edmonston urges students and staff to contact the team to report security-related incidents and crimes that take place on University property.