Campus Life

Security Information


Special Event Security

University Security provides security at various special events such as society functions, Huskies' football, basketball, and hockey games, and various other on-campus events.

University Security participates in the proper administration of events, ensures that events adhere to provincial regulations, and provides assistance and information to attendants.

Events booked on Saint Mary's campus will be subjected to a risk assessment and will be provided security services if required.

 

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24 Hour Dispatch Desk

All information is relayed in and out of the Dispatch Security Centre (found in MM020). It operates on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week. Any safety or security concerns on campus should be directed to the Security Dispatcher. This staff member is responsible for various tasks, ranging from providing general information, First Aid assistance, lost and found, and alarm response (fire, burglar, etc.).

The dispatcher can be reached by calling 902-420-5577.

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Husky Patrol Van

University Security in conjunction with the Saint Mary's University Student Association provides a safe drive home program known as 'Husky Van Patrol'. There are two vans that operate Sunday to Friday between the times of 6:30 pm to 12:00 midnight.

To access the service, you must be:

  1. A SMU student.
  2. Produce a SMU I.D. card.
  3. Student must be traveling directly to or from SMU.

The safe drive is available in the areas as far west as Connaught, as far north as Young, as far south Barrington and Morris, turns up Morris to South Park. See map below for details.

No intoxicated persons are permitted in the van. Transportation of alcohol is prohibited, and no consumption of food or beverages is permitted. Smoking is also prohibited.

Students can use this service by contacting the SUB Info Desk at 902-496-8755 for off campus pick-ups or by going to the Student Centre Info Desk. For more information or service inquiries, please call 902-496-8700.

Husky Patrol Van Safe Drive area: 
Husky Patrol Map

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Campus Patrol

Full time Security Staff patrol the Campus, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The patrol is responsible for dynamic security on campus ensuring all buildings and doors are appropriately locked. The patrol is also responsible for on-campus safe walks, and other matters or events that occur in the course of the day.

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Room Lock/Unlock and Room Bookings Process

University Security is responsible for securing all rooms outside the Residence buildings and the Athletics Complex. All spaces are scheduled through Conference Services, the Registrars Office, Department of Continuing Education, or ITSS. Most rooms are to be booked through Conference Services.

If in the event Conference services DOES NOT service the booking for the room you wish to book, your request will come to University Security by the following method:

Have the acting Chair or Dean of the Department acknowledge your request. THEY MUST send an email to security@smu.ca.

Security will open the door 15-30 minutes in advance of the time requested, operational requirements permitting.

PLEASE NOTE: Doors which are not the responsibility of Conference Services WILL NOT be opened without authorization from the Department Head who governs the room being requested

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After Hours Access

Should you require access to a building / office after hours, bring your Faculty or your Student ID with proof of authorization from your department head to the Security Center in McNally Main 020 and a Security Officer will assist you.

In special circumstance authorization prior to occasion can be forwarded to security@smu.ca. Only those authorized will be permitted into a building after hours.

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Sexual Violence Resources

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Incident Response and Follow Up

Incidents are responded to by security officers and followed up as required. The University Security Manager also becomes involved when necessary.

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Access Card/Key Requests

University Security is responsible for issuing Access Cards and authorizing key requests. Access cards are the property of Saint Mary's University. All cards and keys must be returned to the department at termination/completion of position.

Requests are to be sent to Facilities Management who initially processes the requests and sends them to Campus Security. Visit their Online Key / Access Card Request Form (PDF).

If the access card or key is lost or stolen, please notify Security Services immediately. A replacement can be issued by following the same procedure as above but user will be charged a $10.00 fee.

Remember the access card is equivalent to a key by providing access to office spaces and restricted areas. Therefore, there are de-activation dates of one year (unless stated otherwise) following the activation date applied to each card for security purposes.

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First Aid Stations and Qualified Responders

All Security Officers are trained in First Aid response and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Safe Walk on University Campus:

Saint Mary's University Security offers the safe walk program to all members of the University community and visitors. A University Security Officer will provide an escort on the University property. The request can be made by contacting University Security at 902-420-5577.

This is a 24 hour, 7 day a week service offered by University Security.

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Lone Worker/Student:

The lone worker/student program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are working or studying on campus and would like University Security to check up on you please call University security at 902-420-5577. 

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Lost and Found:

University Security is responsible for managing the University's lost and found. The Security Dispatcher records all items turned in and all reports of lost property. Items found that may pose a health risk will be disposed of immediately and brought to the attention of the University Security Manager.

All unclaimed items will be held for a minimum 3 months or as directed by the University Security Manager. University security will not generally accept found clothing, perishable items, or miscellaneous day-to-day items (ex. water bottles). People are advised to drop found clothing into one of the red clothing bins on campus.

Items found can be turned in to the Dispatch Desk in MM020 and individuals looking for lost items can contact the desk in person or by phone at 902-420-5577

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