Members of Campus Safety are Peace Officers and Special Constables, as appointed by the Minister of Justice. With this designation, our members are better able to serve the needs of the University community.
We are empowered to enforce the regulations of the University Act, the Traffic Safety Act, the Saskatchewan Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act as well as sections of the Criminal Code of Canada.
There are currently 24 Special Constables assigned to uniform patrol. They patrol on foot, vehicle and bicycle and provide the initial response to all calls for service from assaults to lockouts.
Beyond the regular policing aspects of our duties, however, we pride ourselves on being of service to the community we serve. We attend all medical emergencies, fire alarm and intrusion alarms on campus, and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 966-5555.
There are 31 Special Constables at the University of Saskatchewan campus including the director, assistant director, 3 management and 2 non-uniform positions. We have officers dedicated to Information Technology Investigation, General Investigations and Special Projects, and Dispatcher/Communications.
- The average length of employment of our officers is 10 years.
- 22 of our officers have attended some form of post-secondary education at the college or University level.
- We have Special Constables who are certified instructors in training programs, including:
- Standard First Aid
- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Level C
- Automated External Defibrillator
- Police Safety Systems
- Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
- Stationary and Mobile RADAR
- EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operator Course)
- LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)
- We currently have members who are trained in the following special skills:
- Collision Investigation
- Crime Prevention Specialists
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
- Statement Content Analysis
- Bomb Threat Management and Bomb Searching
- Information Protection and Security
- Threat and Risk Assessment