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.
D'Youville safety monitors over 140 advanced digital video camera feeds that cover the entire campus, and for effective communication, they are equipped with state-of-the-art, law enforcement-caliber radios.
Visit the campus security base in the lobby of the DAC to obtain your D'Youville ID.
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.
Campus Safety is available at dedicated and equipped posts at multiple buildings on campus:
Always staffed when the building is open:
The on-campus Red & Blue Phone emergency phone/communication systems were developed to provide a direct line to the base station for emergency purposes. When utilized, the exact location from which the call is made and an instant voice communication is established. The 7777 system is our dedicated emergency line.
- Lower level in Spot Café
- First floor lobby
- Front and rear stairwells floors 2-6
- Lower level by fitness center
- First floor by gym
- First floor Pool
- Second floor Kurht Dining Hall
- Front and rear stairwells floors LL-6
- SASE stairwells
- A Lot
- B Lot
- C Lot
- C-1 Lot
- C-2 Lot
- D Lot
- E Lot (commuter side)
- F Lot
- G Lot
- H Lot
- Athletic Field House
- Field Lot
D'Youville's Highly-Trained Security Team
The Campus Safety team is headed by Security Director Keith Bova, who oversees the full staff of over 30 officers, including 7 lieutenants and 27 campus security officers.
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 the College 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 the College 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.
Security and Fire Safety Report
This document describes all campus security services, as well as drug and alcohol policies, crime prevention, how to report a crime, how to avoid sexual assault and more. It also includes the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics as required by the U.S. Department of Education. More about campus disclosures is available at http://ope.ed.gov/security/.