SAFETY & SECURITY DEPARTMENT
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The Department of Safety & Security strives to improve the safety of students, faculty and staff as well as relations between the University and the larger community in which it resides.
To achieve this, the Director of Safety & Security along with Security Staff::
- Sponsors, coordinates and is involved with personal safety programs for the University on campus
- Sponsors, coordinates and is involved with personal, property and fire safety programs for the University off campus in partnership with other colleges, law enforcement, business owners and community groups
- Improves relations between college students off campus and their long term neighbors, and improves the quality of life in neighborhoods where college students resides
- Assists the University in its community outreach and engagement programs and initiatives
- Assists the University with community education and public relations
- Liaison and coordinates with the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force in matters relating to incidents of crime and crime prevention strategies
- Liaison and coordinates with the Fire and Rescue Services in matters relating to student’s safety in regards to fire response, training and preventative strategies
- Coordinates support for student victims of crime on and off campus
Security personnel are trained in: CPR, First Aid and AED; security operations procedures for the particular site, traffic control; report writing; human interaction; and enforcement of the Campus and Student Codes of Conduct. Security Officers do not carry firearms and some officers are also Island Constables who do have arrest powers. Security personnel are responsible for maintaining public order on and off campus. The approach to this responsibility is with professionalism and discretion and with the understanding that service to the campus community is paramount.
Emergency Notification and Communication
The university is committed to the safety and well-being of its faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the campus. In the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving the immediate threat to the health or safety of persons on the campus, the university will immediately notify the university community using its internal phone system, electronic display bulletin and other media outlets to advice of the situation, unless notification would otherwise compromise the effort to assist victims or contain the emergency.
The Security Department along with the Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) will confirm the existence of a significant emergency and make the appropriate notifications to the Police and the university community. Security under the guidance of (CERT) will coordinate the response of emergency responders and other necessary actions during an emergency.
Other Communications Channels that may be used during an emergency include the following:
- WUSM Web site (www.windsor.edu)
- St. Kitts Radio Stations: ZIZ Radio (555AM, 96.1FM, 95.9FM), WINNFM (98.9FM)
- WUSM campus community may receive information through University email accounts
Reporting Crimes and Emergencies
Whether it happens to you or you are a witness, you have the responsibility to report a crime. If a crime occurs on or around campus, report it immediately to Safety and Security or the nearest police station. The Royal St. Kitts and Nevis Police force has primary jurisdiction over all crimes occurring on the island of St Kitts and Nevis. Students, faculty and staff also have the option of reporting incidents of crimes anonymously by using the crime Stoppers tip line 1-800 8477 (TIPS) or online at www.crimestoppers.kn
The campus front gate is staffed by security Monday – Sunday on a 24 hours basis including holidays. For emergencies off campus, contact Safety and Security at 465-9049 or 762-1839 EXT 550 ON CAMPUS.
On campus, for non-emergencies, request persons shall contact the campus security at EXT 500. Whenever possible, the actual victim or witness of the crime should call the police directly. Firsthand information is always more accurate and complete. If someone merely gives you information and leaves, please include this information. When notified, Security will dispatch the appropriate security officer or contact, firefighters or paramedics/EMTs to handle the call if necessary.
The Security officers are in constant radio contact with other Security officers who are stationed or roving throughout the community and available to respond to situations as they arise. On receiving information concerning an incident, a security officer or Island Constable will investigate the incident, document the information, and take appropriate action. University Security may work with the Police Force. Criminal cases are adjudicated through St. Kitts and Nevis legal system. Non-criminal matters involving violations of the University’s Students’ Code of Conduct and Ethical matters are handled through the university’s judicial system (Disciplinary Committee).
HURRICAINE AND RELATED FLOODING
A hurricane watch is issued whenever a hurricane becomes a threat. Persons in the area of the watch should listen for further advisories and be prepared to act promptly if a hurricane warning is issued.
When the campus area is threatened by the effects of a hurricane, the following steps should be taken:
- Keep a battery-operated radio tuned to a local station and follow the instructions. Remain calm, follow evacuation directives, and move out of the structure to designated higher grounds.
- Turn off all utilities, do not touch any electrical equipment unless it is in a dry area, and avoid the use of telephones.
- Avoid travel in automobiles or vehicles of any kind since roads may be washed away by flood waters and rapidly rising waters could carry the vehicle away.
- People trapped in a structure by rapidly rising flood waters should move to the top floor or roof of the structure and wait for help. They should not attempt to swim to safety.
- People should not be fooled if the “eye” of the hurricane passes over the campus. There will be a lull in the winds lasting from five to thirty or more minutes, and at the other side of the “eye” the winds will increase rapidly to hurricane force and will come from the opposite direction.
- Once a hurricane has passed, people should remain inside until informed by authorities that it is safe to leave.
- People should keep their radios tuned to local stations for updates and other vital information.
- Stay out of disaster areas since sightseeing interferes with essential rescue and recovery work and may be dangerous as well.
- Avoid loose or dangling wires and report them immediately to the authorities.
- Make a conscious effort to prevent fires since decreased water pressure may make fire-fighting difficult.