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Risk Management Services Security department provides and maintains a protected, safe, and secure environment for all persons on the University of KwaZulu-Natal's five campuses; to protect University assets from theft, damage or destruction; to respond to emergencies.

Security is responsible for the prevention of crime, the detection and apprehension of offenders, the reservation of peace and the protection of students, staff, and University property across its five campuses.

Security officers patrol the entire campus 24 hours a day.

Staff, students, contractors, and visitors can help make the University of KwaZulu-Natal's campuses safer for everyone by assisting in:

  • Recognising and taking conscious steps to avoid potentially risky situation;
  • Reporting any suspicious behaviour to Security, no matter how minor it may appear;
  • Avoid walking alone at night;
  • Use well-illuminated walkways and paths during darkness;
  • Ensure vehicles are locked and secure when parked;
  • Report all thefts and other incidents to Security;
  • Ensure Departmental staff are aware of safety issues.

Crime Prevention

The best way to prevent crime is for all staff, students, contractors, and visitors to always be aware of your surroundings and particularly the people in your environment. Staff, students, contractors, and visitors to the University are encouraged to be alert for suspicious persons in and around campus buildings and in parking areas.

Some questions to ask yourself:

  1. Are they hanging around for no apparent reasons?
  2. Are they looking into cars as they walk through the parking areas?
  3. Are they going from room to room trying door handles?
  4. Are they carrying valuable property from buildings after normal campus working hours?

Criminals rely on the community being indifferent and "minding their own business".

If staff, students, contractors, or visitors suspect anything, PLEASE DO NOT PURSUE the criminals. They should either notify the nearest visible uniformed security guard or contact the RMS Control Room on the respective campus they are on immediately.

Crime Victims

By using the suggested crime prevention techniques listed above may reduce your chances of you becoming a victim. If you are however confronted with a threatening situation, the following is very , IMPORTANT:

  1. Attempt to remain calm.
  2. Use your judgement of the situation and do anything to stay alive.
  3. No material possession is worth endangering one's life for.
  4. If confronted by a criminal who is armed, or claims to be armed, give up your property immediately.
  5. Try to remember what the criminal looks like (e.g. Age, height, hair colour, clothes, voice etc.)
  6. At the first opportunity, contact the RMS Control Room immediately on the respective campus you are on.

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