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Campus Safety

Campus Safety

Every student, faculty and staff member has the right to study, work and learn in a safe environment. A variety of services and resources are available to promote and maintain a safe and respectful learning environment.

Campus Community Police Services

Western is patrolled every day by professionally trained special constables, backed with the same authority on campus as the city police. CCPS is involved in activities ranging from patrols to crime prevention to fire safety. Learn more.

Emergency Preparedness

There are 21 emergency phones located throughout campus so you are only a few seconds away from a direct link to campus police should you require assistance. Digital signage is available in high traffic areas around campus to allow direct emergency communications to all members of the Western community during emergency situations. Two weather sirens are located in the centre of campus. In case of a weather emergency, the siren will sound and voice commands with instructions for action will follow. Learn more.

Student Emergency Response Team (SERT)

SERT is a 24-hour, on campus, volunteer student emergency response team. CCPS dispatches a co-ed SERT team of three to any medical emergency on campus, with an average response time of two minutes. Learn more.

Western Foot Patrol

Western Foot Patrol is a free service that provides safe escorts, deters crime and promotes safety awareness on Main Campus and the Affiliated University Colleges. Volunteers will wait with you at bus stops, walk you to your car or escort you to your residence after hours. Learn more.