In April 2018, the University of Sheffield was awarded Secured Environments accreditation, a police certification scheme for organisations that demonstrate six key principles for protecting themselves against crime.
It recognises that we adhere to their high standards on our academic campus, University-owned accommodation and AMRC buildings on Advanced Manufacturing Parks 1 and 2. This accreditation reassures the University community that we are committed to security and safety, and that this has been independently audited against a set of standards outlined by the National Police Chiefs’ Council.
Achieving this certification has been a University-wide effort, from the Vice-Chancellor and University Executive Board, to senior management, the Security Services team and the many colleagues who supported us by completing a survey in January.
The Secured Environments accreditation is valid for three years and will benefit staff, students, visitors to campus and the local community, as well as the University’s business and research interests. It shows that our security practices and processes are at a high standard and the Security Services team will ensure this remains the case.
Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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).
We have published a self-assessment document to demonstrate how the University of Sheffield’s CCTV meets the 12 guiding principles of the surveillance camera code of practice.