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NCJ Number: 120527 Find in a Library
Title: University of Ottawa Protection Service Creates Haven of Safety in Busy Downtown
Journal: Campus Law Enforcement Journal  Volume:19  Issue:5  Dated:(September-October 1989)  Pages:8-11
Author(s): D Morin
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The University of Ottawa Protection Service, established in 1969 as an inhouse campus security service, has responsibilities that encompass security, parking and traffic, investigations, and fire prevention.
Abstract: The director of protection supervises 44 employees and administers an annual budget of $4.5 million. Before being hired, an officer must complete a 2-year law and security program of study at a recognized community college. Officers receive on-the-job training through seminars and conference. Fluency in both English and French is required for officers serving this bilingual student body. Officers are unarmed and keep a low profile. An officer in the main control room in the physical plant building can survey the entire campus through a system of television cameras posted at strategic points. The duty officer is alerted to any intrusion through a computerized alarm system. Every incident is recorded in a computer data bank. The service was the first in Canada to join the Crime Stoppers program. Activities of the service have included workplace health and safety, including radiation and bio-hazard safety, and the protection of visiting dignitaries.
Main Term(s): Campus Security
Index Term(s): Campus police training; Canada
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