Security Services

Security Services - We care.

Security Services operate 24-hour Control Rooms, the function of which is to monitor CCTV and the status of various fire, intruder, panic and lift alarms across the campus and student residences.

Security Patrol staff provide an effective front line service across the University by reassuring staff and students as well as being a visible deterrent to the local criminal fraternity.

The Campus Wardens also provide a highly visible patrol service across Campus and Residences car parking sites and enforce the University Parking Policy.

NEW! Presentation provided by South Yorkshire Police for Student awareness regarding crime reduction.


The University of Sheffield is the first University in the UK to achieve the Surveillance Camera Commissioner's award for both CCTV and Body Worn Video (BWV).


In the interest of transparency we have published the following self-assessment document to demonstrate how the University’s CCTV meets the 12 guiding principles of the surveillance camera code of practice.  / Self assessment tool

Stay Safe Principles

Click here to see the videoThe personal safety of our staff and students at the University of Sheffield is paramount, and with this in mind we wanted to share with you the Government's advice on what to do in the unlikely event of a safety threat such as firearms or terrorist activity on campus.

Whilst there are no specific threats to the University of Sheffield, the UK’s national threat level remains at severe and we want to ensure that everyone is informed about how to stay safe and secure on campus.

The Government's advice in such incidents is to ensure you follow the Stay Safe principles: Run, Hide, Tell.

If you require further advice please contact:

Control Room Telephone: (0114) 2224085  
Richard Yates
Head of Security
Telephone: (0114) 2229232 Email:

Nev Hamilton
Security Operations Manager

Telephone: (0114) 2229075 Email:

Lucy Brooke
Deputy Security Operations Manager

Telephone: (0114) 2229131 Email:
Lee Parker
Deputy Security Operations Manager
Telephone: (0114) 2229223 Email: