Canisius College Department of Public Safety is committed to the safety of all students, faculty and staff. In order to maintain and monitor safety, the following services are provided by Public Safety.
The Department currently has six Public Safety Officers that have been trained and certified by the NYS Municipal Police Training Council. The bikes are used for routine patrol and special events and are well received by the community. The Department also utilizes a Segway to patrol campus.
Several exterior Blue Light Emergency Phones are located throughout the campus. These phones are easily identified by a blue light mounted directly above them. They can be used to report actual or suspected criminal incidents, fires and/or medical emergencies to Public Safety. They may also be used to request a shuttle van.
To operate the phone, briefly depress and release the red button on the panel. The phone will automatically dial the Public Safety dispatcher. When the dispatcher answers, talk in your normal tone of voice to relay your message. If for some reason you don't respond verbally, a uniformed officer will respond to the phone location to investigate. Calls will automatically disconnect in 3 minutes.
Public Safety officers will assist students, faculty and staff if your keys are locked inside the vehicle, you need gas, air for low tires or a jump start. Officers will also call your auto club and wait with you if you are in the campus area late at night.
Gary Everett, Director of Public Safety, presents R.A.I.N. training that instructs students, faculty and staff on what to do the first three minutes of a critical incident on campus. Anyone interested in the class can e-mail Gary Everett.
A state-of-the-art intrusion and panic alarm system alerts the Public Safety Office to emergencies. Most college owned buildings in the campus area are monitored through this system.
There are more than 160 interior and exterior public areas on campus that are monitored by closed circuit video cameras.
Canisius College presents a number of workshops for the campus community which address the issues of stranger rape, acquaintance rape and other forcible and non-forcible sex offenses. Additionally, the college provides training to selected staff members so they may respond properly to a victim’s need for assistance.
Shuttle bus service is available from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m., 7 days a week, when classes are in session during the spring and fall semesters. Public safety also provides escort service to students and staff who request it.
- SERVICE 1- The Delavan Townhouse Shuttle operates from 7AM-3PM MON-FRI AND 11AM-5PM SAT, SUN AND HOLIDAYS. This shuttle departs Delavan every 10 minutes and travels to the Student Center and Old Main.
- SERVICE 2- The point to point shuttle operates from 5PM-2AM 7 NIGHTS PER WEEK for anyone who needs a ride anywhere in our jurisdiction (with the exception of the bus stops MON-FRI 5PM-12AM) This shuttle will take you to your car, off campus house or any location in the campus area.
- SERVICE 3- The 25 passenger route bus makes 3-4 regular runs per hour (MON-FRI 5PM-12AM). It stops at designated points at the following locations:
- VTH COMMUNITY CENTER
- MAIN HUMBOLDT
- STUDENT CENTER-CENTRAL PICK UP STOP FOR BOSCH, FRISCH AND DUGAN HALLS
- OLD MAIN-HUGHES
The Valuables Identification Program is a free program which enables you to engrave your valuable property with your drivers license number, create an inventory list of your property and obtain a photographic record of your property. Electric engraving pens are available for loan at the public safety office.
The VIN Etch program is the permanent etching of your vehicle's federally-registered Vehicle Identification Number on the windows of your vehicle. Etching the VIN onto the windows of your car makes it less desirable to professional car thieves and helps recover the vehicle if it is stolen. There is no cost to you.
If you are a Canisius College student or employee and you are interested in participating in the VIN Etch program, click here to complete the application form and a crime prevention officer will contact you about the next VIN Etch session on campus.
Keychain Whistles are available for each student to alert public safety in case of an emergency. Students, faculty and staff along with public safety will know someone needs assistance when they hear a whistle. It's important that the whistles are used in real emergencies and not for false alarms. The whistles are another great way for the Canisius Community to stay safe. The Public Safety phone number is printed on the whistle. Whistles are available in the Student Activites office as well as Public Safety.