2015-2016 Campus Community Police Annual Report

Table of Contents

 

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Introduction

The University of Guelph Campus Community Police (CCP) receive their regulatory authority through the Guelph Police Services Board as approved by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. As a true member of the university community, CCP works cooperatively with our stakeholders and partners to identify, address and implement solutions and services to enhance safety for our diverse community.

The University of Guelph main campus continues to be a vibrant and growing community. The campus is active 24 hours, 7 days a week with a daily population of approximately 30,000 students, staff and visitors. At night, approximately 5,000 students in residence and family housing units call the campus home. The “transit loop” located at the University of Guelph has approximately 800 buses per day and 2.3 million people per year travel through this transit hub.

Our Partnership with Guelph Police Service

The University of Guelph and the Campus Community Police continue to enjoy a positive working relationship with the Guelph Police Service.

Members of the Campus Community Police are designated as Special Constables as authorized by the Guelph Police Services Board and approved by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. This appointment confers specified powers of a police officer, to the extent and for the specific purpose set out in the appointment and are restricted to a specific jurisdiction. The appointments are renewed every five years. Further, an Agreement between the Guelph Police Services Board and the University of Guelph governs the roles and responsibilities of both the Campus Community Police and the Guelph Police Service. The Agreement defines and enhances the strong working relationship between the two services. 

Our partnership with Guelph Police includes the provision of training, oversight and mentorship to the staff of CCP. The staff from both services works jointly to identify and resolve issues common to both departments. Although CCP is not directly involved in the front-line policing activities of the Guelph Police, we continue to offer our experience and knowledge in student life and conduct to Chief Deruyter and his team to support creative initiatives in these areas. 

Welcome to Our New Director

On September 28, 2015 the University of Guelph welcomed David Lee, a veteran with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as Director of Campus Community Police, Emergency Management and Fire Safety. Director Lee brings 31 years of leadership and policing experience to campus. Prior to this appointment, Director Lee held front-line and management roles and has worked in community policing, emergency management, wellness and mental health, and has headed strategic training and development initiatives, said Don O’Leary, Vice-President (finance and administration). Since arriving, Director Lee has spear headed a number of strategic initiatives and planning that will contribute to the overall service delivery and campus safety. 

I would like to thank all members of the Guelph Police Service for their support and assistance. I look forward to the continuation of this partnership and I am committed to contributing in the collective interest of the university and the city to manage situations and uphold the safety and security of the university community. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Lee

Dave Lee, Director
Campus Community Police, Fire Safety, & Emergency Management University of Guelph. 

 

Who We Are

The University of Guelph Campus Community Police Service is a department of highly trained special constables and dispatchers who are responsible for the safety and security of the University’s Guelph campus. We also act as a resource for the University’s regional campuses in Ridgetown, Kemptville and Alfred.

Our office is located in the Trent Building on Trent Lane. Members of the CCP are on campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year working to ensure that a safe environment is maintained for those who study, work, visit and live at the university.

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Our Staff (as of September 2016)

The Campus Community Police now have a total staff of sixteen sworn officers providing service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are four civilian dispatchers (plus our part time dispatch team) and fourteen sworn Special Constables interacting with and responding to calls on campus. 

Team Member Position
Dave Lee Director
Pat Martin Manager, Operations & Fire Safety
Lindsay Winger Manager, Communications & Administrative Services
Erika McMillan Administrative Secretary
Liz Bouchard Sergeant
Steve Forbes Sergeant
Stan Gabriel Sergeant
Dennis Watson Sergeant
Fred Beckmann Special Constable
Javier Del-Olmo Special Constable
Mario Deschamps Special Constable
Alex Elloway Special Constable
Tom Guest Special Constable
Bryce Kohlmeier Special Constable
Chris McCormick Special Constable
Adam Roszell Special Constable
Graham Wagler Special Constable
Mike Wong Special Constable
Denise Bellmore Dispatcher
Lisa Kovats (on leave) Dispatcher
Erin Mancini Dispatcher
Jordan Witkowski (on leave) Dispatcher

 

 

Recruitment and Hiring

In addition to the hiring of our new Director, one Special Constable was hired during this reporting period. Adam Roszell was appointed a Special Constable in May 2015. 

Awards

In May 2015, Sergeant Steve Forbes of Campus Community Police alongside Stu Robertson of the Guelph Police Service were awarded the St. John Life Saving Award as a result of their actions at an incident on campus. 

Accomplishments and Community Initiatives

In the spring of last year we launched our “SAFEGryphon” Safety App for smartphones.

SAFEGryphon available for our entire campus and external community as another tool provided by Campus Community Police in an effort to improve safety on campus.

Smartphone technology is the most common method of communication and SAFEGryphon has since growing users over the last two years.

The SAFEGryphon App allows CCP to share key information with others in a quick and efficient manner.

We are continually encouraging all of our campus community, students, parents, faculty and staff to download the App

SafeGryphon your on campus safety partner

Our team of dedicated officers make a conscious effort to create an atmosphere in which members of the university community actively engage with us. CCP takes the lead role for law enforcement and physical security for our community.

Through a diverse variety of partnerships, participation on committees and presentations, we provide education and act as a resource both on and off campus.

This past year CCP were active with programs like the Rape Aggression Defence System (RAD).​ Sexual Violence Advisory Committee, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) audits, Workplace Harassment and Violence, Mental Health Strategy, the STOP program and the Officer in Residence Program.

This past year members of Campus Community Police adjusted to our newly renovated building and dispatch area. These renovations have increased our overall efficiency and ability to provide the highest level of service to our community.

We have also made strides in implementing a number of recommendations that was put forward in the 2014 review of Campus Community Police by Impact Security Associates Inc. of London. Many of these recommendations have been reviewed, evaluated and implemented by our newly appointed Director, Dave Lee. Director Lee has been continuously evaluating our service delivery since arriving in September 2015. 

Training and Conferences

In partnership with the Training Branch of the Guelph Police Service, Ontario Association of College and University Security Administrators (OACUSA) and International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), we continue to explore opportunities for training and professional development for the department. Training is also provided by the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) and the Ontario Police Video Training Alliance (OPVTA) through our Portal with CPKN.

In compliance with our agreement with the Guelph Police Services Board, all officers completed the mandatory First Aid/CPR and the Use of Force training. The table below provides examples of the wide variety of professional development undertaken by the members of the Campus Police in 2015-2016. 

 

Course Given by Attendees
Accessible Customer Service for Emergency Responders Emergency Management Ontario 13
Anti-Terrorism Seminar Fergus OPP 9
ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills) CMHA 2
Basic Emergency Management (BEM) City of Guelph 4
Critical Injury UofG, EH&S 11
Customer Service in a Police Environment CPKN Network 11
Cyberbullying Awareness CPKN Network 11
Exercise Programs: An Introduction Emergency Management Ontario 12
First Aid/CPR Guelph Police Service 13
GOAL University of Guelph, Human Resources 6
Introduction to Incident Management Systems Emergency Management Systems 12
More Feet on the Ground: how to recognize, respond and refer students experiencing mental health issues. University of Guelph, Housing 3
OACUSA Spring conference London 3
Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Community of Practice Conference Ontario Police College 1
Social Media, The Internet and Law Enforcement Laws Communication 2
Special Constable Training Waterloo Regional Police 3
Ultimate 911 GPS 4
Use of Force GPS 13
Various CPKN e learning courses CPKN Network 42
WHIMS University of Guelph, Env. Health and Safety 5

Statistics

The following chart outlines the reportable incidents statistics for the 2015-2016 year. 

Type of Incident 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Alcohol Offence* - - 47
Arson / Intentional Fires 0 0 0
Bomb Threats 0 0 0
Break and Enter 1 11 10
Disturbances 6 0 1
Domestic Disturbances 4 12 7
Drugs * - - 134
Frauds and Counterfeit Money 20 15 5
Harassment 2 2 13
Hate Crimes 0 0 0
Hate Activity 12 17 14
Homicide 0 0 0
Impaired Driving 0 1 1
Mischief/Vandalism/Property Damage 108 139 115
Obscene/Nuisance Calls 0 1 0
Sexual Violence ** 3 1 8
Sudden Deaths 0 0 0
Threatening 3 2 1

 

Theft/Possession of Stolen Property

Type of Incident 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Automobile 0 6 6
Bicycles 32 25 71
All other thefts 103 101 74

 

Assaults

Type of Incident 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Peace Officer 0 0 1
All other 5 7 2

 

Mental Health

Type of Incident 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
General 31 33 39
Suicide (Attempt) 4 3 2

*New reporting category
**Sexual Violence includes incidents of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, indecent exposure, voyeurism and sexual exploitation (Ref. Bill 132). 

Provincial Statutes Investigations and Charges 2015-2016
Liquor Licence Act 17
Trespass to Property Act 7

We continue to track incidents on campus to assist in determining training needs, education, outreach and strategies for effective mobilization of resources. We also share this information with our community during the academic year through a weekly incident report that is posted on our social media sites.

In this reporting period, the Campus Police responded to 5,098 calls for service resulting in 1371 Incident Reports being completed by the officers.

The number of bicycle thefts increased markedly from (25) reported in the 2014-2015 year to (71) this year. We will attempt to reduce this year through increased patrols and awareness as well as a newly launched lock exchange program. However, there was a decrease in non-bicycle related thefts from (101) incidents to (74).

The number of reported Sexual Violence incidents increased this year. This may be the result of greater awareness and education around sexual violence, an expanded definition of sexual violence (previously captured only sexual assaults) and increase training with respect to how the University responds to these types of incidents. Campus Community Police will continue to provide their expertise and knowledge around this topic and participate in the various campus committees and initiatives.