Emergency Response Guide - Suspicious Behaviour

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDE

YORK UNIVERSITY SECURITY SERVICES:

416-736-5333 or Ext. 33333 (On campus)

 911

In a life threatening emergency call 911 then call York University Security Services. See HERE for other numbers to call in an emergency.
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 ABOUT THIS GUIDE
 MEDICAL EMERGENCY
ASSISTANCE - PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
 FIRE  FIRE ALARM
 EVACUATION
 VIOLENT PERSON/ASSAULT    
 SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOUR
What is suspicious behaviour? Anything that is “out of place” given the time and conditions.  Abnormal behaviour, clothing or activity.  Examples include:

  • Person(s) running as though they are being pursued.
  • Person(s) carrying certain property at odd hours or locations (i.e. office machinery, laboratory equipment, locked bicycle, property inside their clothing, etc.)
  • Person(s) walking slowly in hallways attempting to open doors.
  • Person(s) attempting to hide at the sign of others.
  • Person(s) recording or monitoring activities on campus (i.e. cameras, binoculars, near a key facility)
  • Person(s) attempting to gain information regarding security measures, building plans, key facilities or staff
  • Person(s) mapping out routes on campus, playing out scenarios, monitoring key facilities, timing traffic lights or traffic flow on campus

Make the campus a safe place by being alert to suspicious situations and promptly reporting them to York University Security Services at extension 33333 or 416-736-5333.  Provide the following information:

  • Location of the incident.
  • Nature of the incident.
  • Description of person(s) involved including sex, race, clothing, age
  • Description of property involved.

Assist Security Officers when they arrive by supplying them with all additional information. Never assume that an individual wandering through a building is a staff member. Asking "can I help you" can discourage the dishonest without intimidating the legitimate visitor. Question anyone removing property or equipment.

Other preventative measures that you can take to ensure a safe and secure campus include:

  • Reporting broken doors, windows and locks
  • Store, lock and inventory your department’s keys, access cards, uniforms and vehicles
  • Shred or destroy all documents that contain sensitive personal or organizational information that is not needed
  • Store and lock personal items such as wallets, purses, and identification when not in use
 SEVERE WEATHER   
 EXPLOSION EARTHQUAKE
 SHELTER-IN-PLACE
 POWER FAILURE
 GAS LEAK  FLOOD
 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CIVIL DISTURBANCE
LOCKDOWN
 ROBBERY
 DISRUPTIVE PERSON  HARASSMENT
 BOMB THREAT
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE
OTHER EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS