Campus Community Police

Emergency notification system alerts UWindsor community to industrial fire

Some members of the campus community didn’t have to see the plume of black smoke to know that a fire was raging in a plastic recycling plant on Windsor’s west side Tuesday afternoon. Registrants with the UWindsorAlert emergency notification system received notice of the fire through their telephones and e-mail, providing status reports and suggesting safety measures.

Campus police sergeant Chris Zelezney generated messages to individuals located toward the south end of campus.

Campus Police issue warning following attempted theft

The Campus Community Police Service urges everyone to be aware of their surroundings after an attempted theft Wednesday evening on Riverside Drive near the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research. A student walking there was approached from behind by a lone man who attempted to grab his backpack. The student managed to hold onto the backpack and the suspect fled.

Campus Police seeking information in incidents of graffiti

The Campus Community Police Service is investigating several instances of graffiti in Essex Hall, activity which constitutes criminal mischief under the Criminal Code of Canada with a penalty of up to 10 years’ imprisonment.

Find more information, including a description of a suspect, in the crime advisory on the Campus Police website.

Investigators ask that anyone with information on these incidents to contact them at 519-253-3000, ext. 1234.

Be prepared: motto of campus police newsletter

Campus Community Police has released its fifth edition of the campus emergency preparedness and crime prevention newsletter, UWindsor Prepare.

It is produced to keep the campus updated with the latest safety news and features, says sergeant Chris Zelezney.

The current issue has articles on campus police operations, a profile of the Campus Alcohol Education peer coordinator, and tips to avoid theft. Read it on the emergency preparedness website.

Campus cops call for common sense near construction sites

The campus community is reminded to be cautious near construction zones and to observe and obey posted safety signs.

“We have a great deal of construction taking place on campus right now and though operators of construction vehicles are vigilant about accident prevention, we ask everyone to take an active part in protecting their own personal safety,” says Mike MacKinnon, director of Campus Police. “Common sense, looking both ways before crossing the street, and obeying warning signs will go a long way in preventing accidents.”

Donation to move leftover medical supplies to Third World operating rooms

A donation from members of the Campus Community Police Services will help stock some operating rooms in Third World countries.

CAW Local 195, which represents campus police and parking services officers, made a $300 contribution from its charity fund to help pay the costs of shipping a pallet of surgical supplies to healthcare providers in resource-poor areas of Africa and Asia.

Women’s self-defence course free to UWindsor students and employees

Campus Community Police is offering a free self-defence course to female students and employees at the University of Windsor in two six-hour sessions starting at noon on Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4.

The Rape Aggression Defence program provides realistic self-defence tactics and techniques for women. The RAD System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defence training.

Campus Police remind resident students of precautions after arrest of intruder

The Campus Community Police Service is reminding resident students to be aware of “tailgaters” following them through secured doors, after the arrest of a man who entered a campus building uninvited.

In an advisory issued earlier this week, the service also called on residents to keep their doors locked—especially while they’re sleeping. Read the full advisory on the Campus Police Web site.