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How we Operate

The Community Safety team protects the wellbeing of people and the security of property around the clock through a variety of measures, both on and off campus.

The primary objective for the Community Safety department is to keep everyone within the campus community free from harm and the threat of harm. We do this through ensuring we have sufficient resources to be able to react quickly when responding to calls for help, and also by being able to provide pro-active advice and reassurance, when needed.

If you have any questions on personal safety on and off campus, Community Safety team members attend regular safety advice sessions in the Library alongside colleagues from the student Wellbeing Support Services department and local police. You can find timings and more information by following this link: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/wss/topics/safety 

Safety and security on campus takes a number of forms. We compliment operational officers ‘out on the ground’ with electronic systems operated from our whole-time Control Centre, such as CCTV, access control and fire and intruder detection alarms. This ensures we can respond in the most appropriate way to each incident. Tactically, we employ high-visibility patrolling to reduce crime and the opportunities to commit crime, together with using easily recognisable, marked electric vehicles. Additionally, we operate cycle patrols and can provide rapid responses to fire alarms and first aid emergencies using pedal power to beat the traffic!

For your peace of mind and wellbeing, all officers are fully-qualified in first aid and defibrillator usage, along with fire safety training to support the safe evacuation of buildings when a fire alarm has been activated. This also includes the evacuation of vulnerable and disabled people, where necessary.

We cannot do this alone. We know that collaborative working is vital at Warwick and we work closely with departments and individuals so they can act on sound and simple advice to protect themselves and their property.

‘Community Safety’ is everyone’s responsibility, from the protection of personal assets and those belonging to the University, through to crime prevention on a personal safety level. The campus is an extremely safe place to be at any time of day or night, however, there may be risks when travelling away from the University, particularly in and around town and city centres.

A full list of the Community Safety department's policies and procedures can be downloaded from the table below. Many policies are held centrally and as such, they are not included below. If you wish to see them, please follow this link to the Governance policy zone.

Some policies are redacted to protect any personal information held within them. Additonally, some policies are not available for public download to ensure protection of University Assets. If you have any questions regarding these policies, please direct them to community.safety@warwick.ac.uk 

Abandoned Cycles Procedure

Absence Reporting Procedure

Access Procedure, Plant Ops BSU

Alcohol and Drug Misuse First Aid Response

Annual Leave Request Procedures Bomb Threat Procedure Bomb Threats Form Chaplaincy Security Policy
Community Speed Watch Procedure Control Room Policy Crime Prevention Guidelines D3 Safe Register Proforma Statement
D4 Cannabis Testing and identification Proforma Statement Documentary Written reports and Records Dress Code Emergency Action Procedure for Ammonia Leakage
Fire Alarms Procedure Guidance On Sharps High Priority Designated Night Patrols Incident Investigation Guidance
Incident Scene Management Key and Key Card Management Leamington Grid Procedure Lost and Found Reporting
Missing Persons Procedure Off Campus Accomodation Emergency Call out Permit To Work Procedure Physics Gas Alarm System (PGAS - Bionics )
Powers to Arrest and Detain Radio Protocols and Procedures Response to Noise Complaints SOP Response to the Possession of Illegal Substances and Room Searches on Campus SOP
Search Book Specimen Security Alarms Procedure Sexual Offences Reporting Guidance and Investigation Procedure Shark Knife Procedure
Super Magnets Procedure Titan Business Centre Procedure Traffic Control Procedure Use of body worn video cameras
Vehicle User Procedure Violent Situations Procedure Voi Scooter Misuse Reporting W25 Procedure
Warwick Business Schools Locker Access Out of Hours Warwick Child Protection Policy