D'Youville's Campus Security is a 24/7/365 operation staffed by officers who are highly trained and knowledgeable of the D'Youville campus and neighborhood.
D'Youville's Campus Security Base and Communications Center is located on the first floor of the D'Youville Academic Center (DAC).
The communication center is the link between Campus Safety, external emergency assistance agencies, the campus community, and the general public.
Campus safety officers patrol the entire D'Youville campus at all times, including buildings, parking lots, and perimeter streets. Officers also monitor over 140 advanced digital video camera feeds that cover the entire campus, are equipped with state-of-the-art, law enforcement-caliber radios for effective communication.
Campus Safety encourages anyone who observes a crime or suspicious activity or needs to report an emergency to contact them at 716-829-7777 or 716-829-7550 (non-emergencies).
D'Youville Campus Safety offers all students, faculty, staff and visitors the ability to receive a safety escort 24 hours a day. The escort service area includes the entire D'Youville campus (buildings and parking lots) and immediate surrounding vicinity.
The security escorts can be requested by calling the main safety dispatch line.
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- Athletic Field House
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- LaSalle Parking Lot
D'Youville's Highly-Trained Security Team
Campus Safety at D’Youville is a specialized security operation run under the operation of U.S. Security Associates, Inc. D’Youville’s safety operations are headed by a security director who oversees a full staff of over 30 officers, including 7 Lieutenants and the 27 campus security officers.
The Director of Security at D’Youville oversees the entire Campus Safety operations and safety of D'Youville and reports directly to the Vice President for Operations.
The Base Station Communications Center is staffed by lieutenant-level security officers 24/7. These specially-trained officers are a key component of the response program. Their duties include fielding all incoming calls (internal and external), dispatching officers for standard service needs and emergency situations, monitoring security alarms, door alarms, fire safety systems and video surveillance, and fielding calls from the campus' Red Emergency phones (indoor system) and Blue Emergency phones (outdoor system.)
The Communication Center receives thousands of phone calls every year, so it is critically important that the Campus Safety Officers are adept at handling situations in a professional and courteous manner. Campus Safety's goal is to provide outstanding service and support to each issue that arises.
All officers on staff receive continual training on security protocols and procedures, including Defensive Tactics, Handcuffing, Basic First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Patrol Techniques and Active Shooter/Campus Intruder Response. Training is provided through a number of different sources, including US Security (private security company), the NYS Division of Criminal Justice and other Law Enforcement agencies in the Western New York area.
The Director of Security is also involved with providing professional training to D'Youville on security and safety related issues. Adjunct professors from the Erie Country Central Police Services Police Academy assist our Director in providing this training and outreach to faculty, staff and students.
D'Youville Campus Safety Operations has established strong working relationships with local law enforcement and emergency responders, including the Buffalo Police and Buffalo Fire Departments. In addition to these key partners, we also maintain an active and positive communications with our neighbors through participation in the Community & Block Club Associations and the Police Community Outreach Committees.
Effective partnerships enable the D'Youville Campus Safety team to keep our campus safe and secure.