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Weapons

Category: Operations
Number: OPS-050-010
Audience: All University employees, students and visitors
Issued: December 18, 2007
Revised: February 22, 2018
Owner(s): AVP (Facilities Management)
Approved by: VP (Administration)
Contact: Director, Security and Operations 306-585-4655

Introduction

In order to maintain the highest level of security on campus, the University of Regina wishes to ensure no weapons are brought onto campus without proper consideration and authorization. This policy includes restricted firearms, ammunition and weapons as well as weapons used for hunting and/or target practice.

Policy

The University of Regina prohibits the possession, storage or use of firearms, ammunition or weapons on any property of the University without expressed written permission from the VP Administration. Approval process must be completed as per the process description below.

Use of Weapons for Research or Other Purposes on Campus

Any use of firearms, ammunition or restricted weapons for research, will fall under the discretion of this policy. Once reviewed and authorization provided by the Vice President, Administration - Campus Security will be notified of the nature of the research and storage methods of the equipment.

Exemptions

This policy does not include peace officers in possession of firearms during the course of carrying out their duties or attending classes while in uniform.

Consequences for Noncompliance

Campus Security and/or Regina Police Service will seize any weapons found on campus for which there is no written approval. Individuals found with unauthorized weapons on campus may be subject to the appropriate disciplinary process as well as criminal prosecution.

Processes

Obtaining Authorization to have a Weapon on Campus

Requests to have a weapon on campus for research or other purposes must be submitted to the Director, Security and Operations.  Submissions should include all pertinent information in writing, including (but not limited to):

  • type(s) of weapon(s);
  • purpose of the weapon on campus;
  • intended storage of the weapon on campus;
  • any risks to the safety and security of individuals on campus

Requests must be submitted a minimum of 14 days prior to proceeding with bringing any prohibited device or weapon on to campus.

Requests will be reviewed by the Director, Security and Operations with final written permission granted by the Vice President, Administration.

All uses, storage and transportation of firearms under this policy must fall within the applicable laws and regulations for the University of Regina, City of Regina, Province of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada.

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