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Security Service

The University of Northumbria Security Service, part of Campus Services, aims to work with students, staff and visitors to provide a safe and secure residential and working environment. You can watch a short introduction to the service below.

Contact Campus Security:

Contact Campus Security:

  • Emergency Number: 3200 (0191 227 3200) Please note, this number is for emergency use only.
  • General Enquiries: 3999 (0191 227 3999)
  • Email:

What We Do:

  • Protecting Staff, Students and Visitors
  • Protecting research facilities, teaching facilities and accommodation
  • Supporting pastoral care for students and staff
  • Engaging with the wider community
  • Supporting risk management and planning arrangements
  • Promoting Crime awareness and preventing crime
  • Implementing professional standards and good practice guidelines
  • Communicating and liaising with Faculties and other service providers in the institution
  • Disseminating management statistics, to inform decision making

How We Achieve Our Aims:

  • The use of physical security measures, including building alarms, fire alarms, access control and CCTV
  • Providing a 24 hour, 365 days a year staffed control room. 
  • The monitoring of and response to fire alarms, building alarms, intruder alarms, lift alarms and IT server room alarms
  • Provision of a Crime Prevention Team for target hardening and supporting major and/or high profile events 
  • A one stop out of hours call point for dealing with all emergencies
  • Provision of uniformed and plain clothes security officers

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