Welcome to Special Constable Service


How to reach us:

Direct Line: 519-888-4911

On Campus Extension: 22222

Email: uwscs@uwaterloo.ca

Our office: Located in the Commissary building on Ring Road just north of the Davis Centre

UW Special Constable Service is on duty 24 hours a day every day of the year.

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The University of Waterloo Special Constable Service is working diligently with our Libraries in an attempt to stem the significant increase in theft of personal electronics, specifically within the Davis Centre.

The vast majority of these thefts are unattended (some for an extended period of time), personal tablets, laptops and other expensive electronics.

Library users are reminded not to leave their values unattended for any period of time.

We ALL have a responsibility to make our campus and community safe.

Library Thefts

Waterloo Regional Police Services are investigating several reports
of a suspicious male in Waterloo
(University Area)

The Waterloo Regional Police Service is continuing to investigate four (4) reports of a suspicious male in the King Street North and University Avenue West area of Waterloo.

On March 1, 2022, at approximately 4 p.m., a female was approached outside of an apartment building in the area of King Street North and Ezra Avenue by a male who enquired if she lived in the building and asked her if she wanted a ride.

Then, on March 8, 2022, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the above female was exercising in a fitness facility at the location of the March 1st incident, when she noticed the same male watching and motioning to her through a window from the lobby area.

On March 23, 2022, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a male was approached as he waited for public transportation in the area of Dale Crescent and University Avenue East by a male who offered him a ride.

On March 27, 2022, at approximately 7:30 a.m., a female was walking in the area of King Street North and University Avenue West and was approached by a male who persistently attempted to speak to her and offered her a ride.

In three of the incidents, the unknown male was observed operating a dark coloured 4-door sedan. 

In all of the incidents, the involved male has been described as Black, in his late 20s to early 30s, with a medium build, dark hair and possibly wearing glasses. The male is believed to have an accent, possibly Nigerian. In one incident, he was wearing a dark green jacket and black pants.

These investigations remain ongoing and police would like to identify and speak with the male involved in these incidents. 

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed unusual activity in the area is encouraged to contact police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The University of Waterloo Special Constable Service (UWSCS) would ask that all our community members remain vigilant when traveling alone and utilize personal safety strategies at ALL times.

In the event you have any questions or concerns on this matter, the University of Waterloo Special Constable Service remain available 24/7 and can be reached via phone at (519) 888-4911 or email: uw-special-constable-service@uwaterloo.ca 

Please STAY SAFE and look after each other.


The University of Waterloo Police Services would like to inform the University of Waterloo community of the latest email fraud that has come to our attention.

The below email has been sent to several members of our community in an attempt to defraud responders. Should you receive this email message, do not respond to it and delete it immediately.

Dear Student ,<email@uwaterloo.ca>

Canada Revenue Agency has sent you an INTERAC e-Transfer (previously INTERAC Email Money Transfer).

Amount: $550.44 (CAD)

Sender's Message: Tax refund of $550.44 CAD from overpaid tax from year ending 2019

Expiry Date: 15 January, 2020

Action Required: To deposit your money, Start Claim


Unfortunately, a number of our community members have fallen victim to this ongoing fraudulent activity, both on and off-campus.

If you suspect you may be the victim of fraud or have been tricked into giving personal or financial information, contact Campus Police Services or the local Police Service.

This attempted fraud can also be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre on their website or by calling 1-888-495-8501.


Police would like to warn members of the public to be wary of rental scams that could affect students looking for rent or sublet a property. More details here: https://bit.ly/2IeaCch

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