6 ways campus security is keeping the U of R community safe

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: October 7, 2021 2:00 p.m.

The University of Regina Campus Security team is dedicated to keeping our campus community safe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The University of Regina Campus Security team is dedicated to keeping our campus community safe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Photos: U of R Photography

Under the leadership of our award-winning Director, Security and Operations, Pat Patton (more on Pat’s recent accolades later!), the University of Regina Campus Security team provides around-the-clock surveillance and protection to the entire main campus and College Avenue Campus. The team also provides security advice and oversight to other U of R properties. Campus Security staff are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to make sure your experience at the U of R is as safe and worry-free as possible. 

Here are a few ways Campus Security goes above and beyond to keep you and the entire University community safe.

1. Proactive patrol 

Campus Security is constantly patrolling all U of R buildings and spaces to keep an eye out for any security threats before they become an issue. Campus Security leadership also participates in the Violent Threat Risk Assessment (VRTA) protocol and the Early Intervention Team that meets monthly to discuss, diffuse, and mitigate potential risks.

2. Walk A Long Program

A 24-hour free service that offers staff and students a safe walk to your car or anywhere on campus or the surrounding area. Just call 306-585-4999 and a member of Campus Security will meet you at your location and ensure you arrive safely.


Whether on foot or on wheels, Campus
Security can reach all corners of campus
within moments to respond to emergencies.


3. Lone Worker Program 

Working or studying alone? Call Campus Security at 306-585-4999 and they will routinely check on you and your area to keep your mind at ease so you can stay focused on what’s important.

4. First aid response 

If you experience or witness a medical emergency, your first action should be to call 911. Next, call Campus Security at 306-585-4999 (or dial 4999 on a U of R landline). All Campus Security staff members have received First aid, CPR, and AED training and will be able to assist you until an ambulance arrives.

5. Emergency Notification Service (ENS) 

ENS is designed to ensure effective and timely warnings are delivered to faculty, staff, students and visitors to campus in the event of a life-threatening situation when people must take immediate action to stay safe on campus. The ENS uses existing infrastructure like computer monitors and TV screens as well as wall-mounted beacons with integrated flash sounder signaling and message display across the main and College Avenue campuses.


Pat Patton has been leading the U of R
Campus Security team for 25 years.

6. Leadership 

All great teams have great leaders and the U of R Campus Security team is no exception. Pat Patton (Director, Security and Operations) started at the U of R 25 years ago and was the first and only dedicated Campus Security staff member (Campus Security had previously been contracted out). Patton has seen the Campus Security team grow into the highly efficient unit it is today and added two more important areas to her portfolio: Custodial Services and Roads & Grounds. 

Patton was recently awarded the President’s Award by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), an association in which Patton just completed a six-year term as Canadian Regional Director. Campus Security and the entire campus community are in good hands! 



Campus Security Personal Safety Page

Pat Patton IACLEA President’s Award (PDF)