University Standards, Safety and Security

The Office of University Standards, Safety and Security has the following core tasks:

  • Ensure the safety and security of all members of the University, their possessions and the University’s property on all campuses at all times;
  • Investigate unethical conduct of a community member and forward to the bodies concerned;
  • Develop and enforce  safety and security  standards;
  • Ensure adherence to relevant and practical University standards across the University through University community involvement and ownership;
  • Liaise the University with public security agencies;
  • Plan, develop, implement and maintain the University’s Security Policy by liaising with internal staff and external advisers such as Police and other security forces;
  • Develop and implement an effective system campus-wide, supported by an operating policy;
  • Develop and manage the University’s Access Control Policy;
  • Design the security and safety system of AAU;
  • Provide a customer-orientated service for all students, staff and visitors to the campus, ensuring their business and study activities are carried out in a safe and friendly environment;
  • Monitor compliance of the policy throughout the University and develop procedures for efficient and cost-effective security, including technical equipment assessments.
  • Ensure that security staff deployments meet daily requirements and demands e.g. Control room, patrols, lockdown procedures, traffic and public order management throughout 24-hour period, 7 days a week;
  • Organize the traffic control of vehicles visiting the campus and manage the parking spaces across car parks;
  • Investigate unethical behaviors of students and employees and forward the cases to appropriate organs of the University for administrative measures;
  • Review and appraise the soundness, adequacy and application of security across all campuses for the protection of students, staff and visitors.
  • Develop, implement and monitor a formal procedure for reporting security incidents and investigations which may trigger intelligence-led security operations.