Making our University safer

Our two new policer officers

Our University is pleased to welcome two dedicated South Yorkshire Police (SYP) Officers to the team, PC Dickinson and PC Bakewell. The officers’ responsibilities will be to support our security team to ensure the safety and security of the University community, its buildings and visitors.

Head of Security Services, Richard Yates, said: “This project is a fantastic example of partnerships working and it will be a great asset to the University. It is something that has taken a lot of hard work and time to bring to fruition, involving a great deal of effort to select the most suitable officers. The officers are very keen to join our community here at the University and to offer support and guidance through a whole range of crime reduction initiatives.”

“The officers are not here to patrol campus as independent police officers like they would when they patrol the streets of South Yorkshire. They will be working under the direction and control of the University's security services team reporting directly to the Security Services management team.”

The police officers’ main duties are to address safety and security issues identified by Security Services. They will be involved in the prevention and detection of criminality against our University community. And, by working with the security team on safety initiatives and operations to address crime and disorder, they will strengthen our crucial link with South Yorkshire Police.

The officers are not here to patrol campus as independent police officers like they would when they patrol the streets of South Yorkshire.

Richard yates, head of security services

As the work of the officers will be directed according to security related issues identified by the Security Services team it is important that all contact is made through the usual security channels, be that the control room or the Security Services management team.

Richard Yates continues: “We hope that everyone on campus will support this important new venture as it develops. The officers are here for all our benefit and to support us and keep us safe.”

Visit the Security Services webpages.