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Security

Your safety is our priority

Several forms of security are employed on the Agricultural Campus to protect students and the campus community from harassment, mechanical/electrical failure, vandalism and theft. Security officers are employed primarily to protect the farm and other buildings from mechanical/electrical failure and to deter unauthorized persons from entering facilities. Officers also enforce parking on campus.

The Security Office is located on the main floor of the Dairy Building.

Phone: 902-893- 4190
Email: securityservices@dal.ca

Safewalk Service
The Security Officers provide a safewalk service on campus. Any student or staff who requires an officer to walk with them to or from any building on campus, should call 902-893-4190. This service is offered to ensure your safety while travelling within the campus boundaries.

Parking

Parking on campus is a privilege which will be withdrawn in those cases where parking regulations and common courtesy are not followed. The RCMP and Campus Security routinely patrol parking areas. If you have trouble with parking please call 902-893-4190.

Safety Tips

Even in the relatively safe environment of small town Nova Scotia, it's best to be street smart and travel with at least one companion. Read more of our safety tips to ensure you stay safe while on campus.

View our Safety Tips

Walking on Campus

Even in the relatively safe environment of "Small Town Nova Scotia", it is advisable to be "Street Smart" and travel with at least one companion.

Criminals look for victims who are not paying attention and lack confidence. If you must travel alone, plan your route to avoid isolated poorly lit or risky areas. Try to avoid night travel. Walk as though you have some place definite to go. Try not to look shy, frightened, uncertain or vulnerable. Continually be aware of your surroundings and possible places to seek assistance should it be necessary.

Remember, you can call for an escort if you need one.

Remember to survey your home entrance for break-ins before you enter.

Your Security Starts at Your Front Door

Participate in the security of your buildings. Stay alert!

Pass along information that may effect others. Get to know the RA's and Security staff and be helpful.

Memorize important phone numbers. Report Hazards.

Look after each other.

Don't invite people into your home, especially if you are alone unless you know them well.

Don't leave notes on the door saying that you are away.

Report burned out lights that create scary dark areas in residence.

Lock your room doors and windows, especially at night when you are sleeping!

When you enter your residence, don't let someone else in unless you know they belong in the building.

Don't prop open the outside residence doors! By doing this you are risking everyone's safety.

Take a personal interest in protecting yourself by closing and locking doors and windows that someone else has irresponsibly left open.

Don't leave keys hidden outside. They are too easy to find and use!

If you are home, or come home, and discover that a crime has occurred, go to a safe place (friend's room or Residence Don) and call Police and Dalhousie Security. Make sure you provide them with all the information you have, including names of possible witnesses, etc. If you remember something important later, pass it on.

Don't go to the basement laundry room alone at night!

Mark expensive property you have in your room, or keep a record of serial numbers in case of theft.