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Security at Durham

We take the safety and wellbeing of our community seriously and are available 365 days a year 24/7 to support with your security needs.

Whether you’re a student, staff member or visitor, our Security Team are here to help. Our campus has CCTV and Security Officers who patrol the campus 24 hours a day. Security can be contacted on: +44 (0)191 334 2222 or +44 (0)191 334 3333. In an emergency, always ring 999.
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Reporting a security incident

It takes a community to build a safer campus. If you notice anything suspicious, witness a crime or incident or something that just does not feel right, let us know. You can report any immediate security incident by calling Security on +44 (0)191 334 2222.

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Report and Support

To report a incident of bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct use our Report and Support Tool.

Security for students

Police Community Support Officer Sean Tindale (PCSO 8202) is Durham Constabulary's Police University Liaison (PUL) Officer, working alongside PC Gary Thompson. 

They are available at regular drop-in sessions throughout the year, and you can also email or call them using the contact details below: 

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PC Gary Thompson offers advice on staying safe at Durham

Durham is generally a very safe place to be. There are always little things you can do to make sure you keep both yourself and your belongings safe and to ensure that Durham remains a safe place for everyone. Hear some top tips from our University police officer.

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Find more information on staying safe in Durham and FAQs

  • Student Safety

    We take the safety and wellbeing of our community seriously and work closely with a range of external partners in matters of health and safety.

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  • Police University Liaison

    Police Community Support Officer Sean Tindale (PCSO 8202), is Durham Constabulary's Police University Liaison (PUL) Officer, working alongside PC Gary Thompson.

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Student Safety

We take the safety and wellbeing of our community seriously and work closely with a range of external partners in matters of health and safety.

students studying and socialising in study area

Police University Liaison

Police Community Support Officer Sean Tindale (PCSO 8202), is Durham Constabulary's Police University Liaison (PUL) Officer, working alongside PC Gary Thompson.

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Campus security advice 

Whilst the University will do all that it can to ensure you are safe and secure on campus, try to make sure you do all you can to remain safe and secure too. 

  • Home security: Always lock windows and doors when leaving a room or property. 
  • Never leave personal items unattended: Avoid leaving phones, keys, wallets etc in unlocked drawers or in coat/ jacket pockets. 
  • Bike security: Always lock bikes with secure D locks, in designated bike sheds where possible.
  • Reporting theft: Report theft or suspected theft to Durham Police and Durham University Security. 
  • Computer security: Always lock a computer when not in use using secure passwords.
  • Security at night: Avoid walking alone where possible and stick to well-lit routes - NIGHT LIGHTS (durham.gov.uk)
  • ID/ campus cards: Carry your staff and student ID on your person at all times.
  • Emergency contacts: Keep a list of emergency contacts in your phone, including our Security number +44 (0)191 334 2222.

  

 

Useful links

Further resources for security information and staying safe at Durham.

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Durham Constabulary

Information about the Durham Constabulary, including contact information for emergencies and non-emergencies.
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Report and Support

Information on how to make a report, either anonymously or with contact details, and how to receive support.
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RUN HIDE TELL

Information on what to do in the event of a firearms or weapons attack and how to stay safe.
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Reporting theft on University Campus

Information about how to report a theft on University campus, and helpful resources.
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Night Lights

Information about lit routes in Durham to allow you to walk safely at night.
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Spiking help and resources

Information on spiking, including advice on what to do if you think you or a friend has been spiked.
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Online Safety

Information about online safety and tips for how to protect yourself online.
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Get in touch

Information about how to contact us.

Call us

+44 (0) 344 2222

or

+44 (0) 344 3333