Our Trained, Professional Department
Campus Safety at D’Youville is a specialized, hybrid non-sworn law enforcement/security operation that is run in partnership with Allied Universal Services. The Director of Campus Safety who oversees a fully operational command structure of officers, sergeants, lieutenants, and a captain. The Director of Campus Safety, as chief of the department, reports directly to the Chief of Staff.
The Dispatch Center
The Dispatch Center is staffed by trained communication officers at all times. These specially-trained officers are a key component of the response program. Their duties include fielding all incoming calls (internal and external), dispatching Officers for standard service needs and emergency situations, monitoring security alarms, door alarms, fire safety systems and video surveillance, and fielding calls from the campus red emergency phones (indoor system) and blue emergency call-boxes (outdoor system.) Campus Safety's goal is to provide outstanding service and support to each issue that arises.
The D'Youville Campus Safety Department has established strong working relationships with local law enforcement and emergency responders, including the Buffalo police and fire departments. In addition to these key partners, we also maintain an active and positive communications with our neighbors through participation in the Community & Block Club Associations and the Buffalo Police Chief’s Community Outreach monthly meetings.
Effective partnerships enable the D'Youville's Campus Safety team to keep our campus safe and secure.
All officers on staff receive continual training on security protocols and procedures. Training is provided through a number of different sources, including US Security (private security company), the NYS Division of Criminal Justice and other Law Enforcement agencies in the Western New York area.
On Our Campus and in Our Community
Officers patrol by foot patrol, trained bike patrol units, and a vehicle patrol unit for maximum mobility and coverage around campus and to ensure a quick response to all buildings, at all times.