Security Guards

Security guard at desk

There is a team of uniformed Security Guards on each  of the three watches.  They are tasked with staffing a number of fixed posts across the hospital and clinic facilities. Their key responsibilities and duties include:

  • Monitor activity at a static post assignment including any T.V. monitor stations or pass desk.
  • Check incoming and outgoing people for proper identification/authorization.
  • Lock/unlock doors, turn lights on/off as scheduled; check doors and lights for status at prescribed times.
  • Provide information/assistance to staff, faculty, visitors and students.
  • Activate/deactivate and/or respond to door alarms.
  • Prepare reports of activity including the Officer’s Log of Activity and miscellaneous incidents.
  • Be prepared to follow emergency procedures relating to fire alarms/drills, utility/equipment failures, disaster calls or drills, securing medical assistance and using the paging system.
  • Use judgement in deciding to independently handle potential security or emergency situations or to contact University Police.
  • Provide safety escorts and assist Police Officers with activity where practicable.
  • Monitor activity within assigned area to ensure safety of people and property.
  • Check and note the status of out of place equipment, property and supplies.
  • Check persons working to ensure they are not in need of help, i.e., sick, injured or victims of crime.
  • Warn violators of and enforce University rules and regulations.
  • Tour buildings and grounds to ensure safety and security, while reporting to proper authorities any emergent concerns/matters.
  • Perform other duties as assigned