Staying safe on campus
Tips and advice from Police Services
Tips and advice from Police ServicesBy Police Services
The fall term can be an exciting time for staff, faculty and students. For many, it’s their first time on campus and for this reason, the University of Waterloo Police Services is providing a friendly reminder to help ensure your time at Waterloo is memorable for all the right reasons.
Located within the Commissary Building (COM) in south campus, our office is available to the University community 24-hours a day, 365-days a year. You can contact our office directly at 519-888-4911 or ext. 22222. Online reporting is also available on our website.
We also encourage all members of the University community to download the WatSafe app which will provide you with instant access to contact information for the University of Waterloo Police Services and Waterloo Regional Police Service, campus maps and emergency alert notifications.
Although the University of Waterloo is a place to study and work, we are unfortunately not immune to theft. Prevent stolen goods by never leaving valuable items such as laptops, cell phones or wallets unattended or out-of-sight — even for a minute.
When using Athletics and Recreation facilities always lock up your belongings in a locker.
When bringing a bike to campus, always secure it to a bike rack using a hardened steel u-lock, locking both the frame and front wheel to the rack when possible. Avoid using cable or chain style locks as they can be easily cut.
Please remember that infractions and fines will be handed out for the following reasons:
The Police Services’ number one priority is the safety, security and wellbeing of all the students, faculty, staff and visitors coming to the University of Waterloo.
In the event you have any further questions regarding our department, the services we provide or simply have an inquiry about the campus, please never hesitate to contact us. We are here to serve you.