Security services


‘Delivering safety and security through effective prevention, reassurance and response’

Oxford University Security Services provides a wide range of services aimed at maintaining a safe and secure physical environment for the University community, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The team’s remit covers:

  • uniform patrols, on foot and by vehicle, of University-owned property across the city
  • fire and intruder alarm monitoring and response utilising the University's Central Alarm Monitoring Station
  • CCTV surveillance systems covering a large part of the University, managed 24/7 through a central control room
  • crime prevention advice and personal safety talks to University staff and students.
  • administration of the University's Car Parking Scheme and enforcement through the application of civil penalty notices
  • staff vetting for sensitive posts and advice on identity checks for new members of staff.
  • security services to Colleges, including patrols and lock-ups, key holding and a lone worker monitoring service

Security Services also operates a network of Security Liaison Officers, appointed by their respective department to work in partnership to promote protective security.  Training, documentation and an annual conference are provided to support this network.

Visit the dedicated Security Services website for more details of all these services.