Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 Who are We?

Campus Security consists of a team of dedicated professionals that provide a safe and secure environment to community members and guests at Brock. Patrol officers and their supervisors are sworn in as Special Constables and have authority “on campus” similar to that of the Niagara Regional Police.  

What hours is the Campus Security Services office open?

Campus Security Services is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are located in the Kenmore Centre across from the Walker Complex and our office is open during regular business hours Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Can Campus Security officers lay charges or arrest someone?

Yes. Campus Security Special Constables have the same powers and authority "on campus" as the Niagara Regional Police. In the Criminal Code of Canada Campus Security Special Constables are considered "peace officers" Section 495(1)Criminal Code of Canada.

Can Campus Security officers lay charges or arrest someone off campus? If so, how far off campus?

Campus Security only has jurisdiction within the University boundaries. If a Campus Security officer finds someone committing a criminal offence outside their jurisdiction they may arrest that person, but must turn that person over to the Niagara Regional Police and they would lay the appropriate charges.

Do Campus Security officers carry guns?

Campus Security Special Constables do not carry guns. Every sworn member is trained and recertified annually in provincially mandated “Use of Force” training. Our Special Constables do carry Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper) spray, and handcuffs.

Can Campus Security pull me over in my car ?

Campus Security Officers drive distinct marked security patrol vehicles. Our primary focus is traffic management on campus roadways. In cases of criminal driving offences, such as impaired driving, Campus Security officers will, in the interest of public safety, pull a driver over. Under these circumstances, the Niagara Regional Police will be contacted to attend, continue the arrest and lay appropriate charges.

When does a 911 call go to Campus Security and not Police?

ALL 911 calls go to the 911 Emergency dispatch center so that the appropriate emergency services can be sent to the call. Campus Security monitors and responds to all 911 calls via our paging system. The emergency phones on campus are also tied into our paging and radio system which identifies the location of the 911 call and assists us in coordinating our immediate response.