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Security Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are based at all campuses.
These officers are easily identified by their uniforms which display the Deakin Security badge.
Deakin Security Officer’s prime responsibilities are:
All of Deakin’s Security Officers have a combined security officer / crowd controller licence as well as their Deakin identity card. If you are ever in doubt of the authenticity of a Security Officer, you should ask to see their identification.
If the Security Office is unattended, use the external phone or intercom to contact the Security Officer. This call will go to a Control Room which is manned at all times.
Deakin Security Officers are trained in Deakin security policies, procedures and emergency arrangements as well as Level 2 First aid.
The security escorting service ensures the safety of students and staff by accompanying them to any location on campus, including car parks, student residences, and bus and tram stops. Deakin Security recommends you avoid walking alone on campus at night. Walking around campus at night is no different to walking at night in any city, town or suburb. Parking your vehicle close to the centre of campus from 4.30 pm onwards will also help. Parking regulations in general parking zones are relaxed from 4.30 pm onwards.
This is a free service and can be booked by contacting Security. We recommended that you call Security at least 10 minutes prior to the requested time.
In a medical emergency you should first call 000 and then contact security on extension 222. All Security Officers hold a Level 2 First Aid certificate and can assist until an ambulance arrives.
Police are welcome on all Deakin campuses.
Instances or attempted instances of theft, vandalism, violence or any situation on campus that concerns, distresses or makes you feel endangered should be reported. Precautionary measures can then be taken to prevent an incident recurring.
Incident reports will be completed by an authorised officer.
Incidents can be reported by contacting Security on extension 222 who will complete an incident report form. All incident reports are forwarded to the Security Manager, Campus Services Division who will investigate further. All records are kept strictly confidential and any external reporting involves aggregate data only.