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4 April - Road Safety Event
Together with Thames Valley Police, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue and Oxfordshire County Council supported a bike safety event to make road users more aware of Highway Code changes and sharing the road rules. This was featured on BBC South Today.
22 March - Oxford Safer Streets Event
We supported the Safer Streets event in the Forum where our security students provided a valuable insight into alcohol awareness and supported the Hollie Guard personal safety app.
March 2022 - 20 Years Service
One of our long standing security personnel Tony recently received the long service recognition award for 20 years service.
March 2022 - Shrievalty Award
It was great to see our Police Community Support Officer, Ahmed receiving the Shrievalty Individual Award for outstanding community contribution. Ahmed works closely with us here at Oxford Brookes to help keep our campus safe.
15 March - Halls to Home Campaign
We supported Community Engagement with the ‘Halls to Home’ campaign providing information to students about living in the community for those moving out of halls next year.
3 February - Personal Safety Awareness Evening
Our security students were busy in the Forum providing students with personal safety information and personal alarms.
24 January - Refreshers Week
We have been busy supporting refreshers week on the Piazza providing free bike marking and D locks to keep bikes safe and secure as we head into the new Semester.
Going home for the holidays campaign
In December Student Community Wardens and Police Community Support Officers visited student housing in East Oxford to provide property marking kits and light timer switches, and offer advice on how to keep houses safe and secure during the holiday period.
Supporting Local Charity
We recently donated bike locks, lights and bike marking kits to the Oxford Hub Ready Set Go programme. This campaign ensures every child in Oxford can learn to swim and ride a bike and supports families to be active together.
Road Safety Week
In early November to support Road Safety week, a bike light safety operation was carried out with the local Police Neighbourhood Team, and cyclists found riding without lights received advice from Thames Valley Police and Student Community Wardens who fitted temporary bike lights.
During late October reassurance patrols were carried out on walkways near the Headington Campus and the recommended route to Clive Booth Student Village with Police Community Support Officers and Community Engagement, Student Community Wardens all taking part. 440 students took part in a personal safety survey.
Bike Marking event with free bike locks
In October as part of the Safer Streets campaign, together with Neighbourhood Police Officers, we carried out Bike marking and provided free D locks to students and staff.
The Security Team welcomed new arrivals to the University in September, providing over 800 bags of crime prevention pasta! and lots of other freebies.
Local Police sponsored bike
Oxford Brookes University provided the Headington and Marston Neighbourhood Team with a sponsored bike to help them patrol the area.
Pictured is Sgt Paul Arnold receiving the bike from Campus Manager Sarah Warwick.
Supporting Safer Streets Campaign
In June 2021 the Security Team together with Student Community Wardens assisted Thames Valley Police in the Cowley area as part of the Safer Streets campaign. They marked over 100 bikes and provided D locks and property marking kits to local residents.
Re-freshers prize draw
To support the Oxford Brookes Union re-freshers in January 2021 we held an Instagram prize draw and gave away 25 security hampers packed with goodies, crime prevention and safety advice, pictured are a couple of lucky winners!
Supporting Oxford Community Action
The Oxford Brookes Security Team is providing weekly support to Oxford Community Action in helping transport food supplies from the Warehouse in Didcot back to Oxford for food package distribution to families in our community.
Help and assistance from Security Services
Our mobile security vehicles now carry jump start kits and tyre inflators, so if you find yourself at one of our University locations in Oxford with a vehicle problem, give our security control a call on 01865 483060 and we will be happy to come along to provide assistance and maybe help you get going again!
Our vehicles also carry first aid kits and defibrillators.
2020 Brookes People Award Winner!
The Security Services Team received the Brookes People Team Award for connectedness in November 2020. Working closely with students, the team has run a number of very successful collaborative campaigns with the Community Engagement Team, local Police and Brookes Union.
The ‘Going home for the holidays’ campaign to encourage students living in the private rented sector to think about home security delivered more than 150 light timer switches and burglary prevention advice to almost 200 student’s homes.
The Oxford Brookes Security team recently took possession of two new all electric vehicles as part of the Mitie global initiative to make electric transport the new normal by 2030.
Echo Dot Winners
A few lucky students won our security prize featured during virtual freshers.
Follow us on Instagram @securitybrookes as we often choose random followers for surprise giveaways!
Bear mascot winner
Our Security mascot recently was given a name by one of our students? Say hello to ‘Barney the Bandit’.
Bike theft operation
Following some recent bike thefts at the Headington Campus our security team ran a security operation and targeted bikes being secured with poor quality locks. During this time, we offered our usual £20 discounted D-locks for just £10 and 40 students took advantage of this offer.
Bike light safety operation
Together with Thames Valley Police Neighbourhood Team, outside our Headington Campus, a cycle safety initiative took place in October to target cyclists riding at night without lights. Advice was given to those stopped and our Student Community Wardens fitted free bike lights to those stopped.
Bike locks / lights
Discounted bike D-locks and bike lights are always available from our security team.
Contact Headington Campus reception Monday to Friday, 08.30am to 5.00pm, or out of hours phone us on 01865 483060.
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Register your Bike for Free
If you'd like to register your bike you can request a free bike marking kit. This will usually be sent out withing 3 working days.
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Over 900,000 bikes already registered with Bike Register
Discounted Bike 'D' Locks and Bike Lights are available from Security Services
AUCSO Award 2020
The Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) has awarded Certificates of Excellence to Colin Robey and the whole MITIE Security Team at Brookes.
The accolades recognised their innovative approach to crime prevention and the team's high degree of professionalism over the last year. The award also reflects the successful working partnership between Brookes and MITIE.
The Security Services Team at Brookes underwent a change of direction in 2019 seeing a number of crime prevention issues being addressed through a new Total Crime Prevention Initiative.
The aim of this initiative is to work with and educate staff and students in line with the newly created Security and Safety Strategy. Its vision is to work “together to make our community safer”.
The Crime Prevention Initiative has proven highly successful; an increase in visibility of the Security Team has seen a 50%+ increase in the reporting issues through to security and a 42% reduction in cycle theft on our campuses compared to the previous year.
Regular events for staff, students and members of the community, a series of lunchtime lectures, information videos, collaboration with the Community Engagement team and Brookes Union, and the front-line Security personnel have all come together to enable this initiative to succeed.
Colin Robey, Crime Prevention Manager for Oxford Brookes, has worked extremely hard on delivering this initiative and has already started planning a bigger and bolder campaign for 2020/21.
Colin and the onsite MITIE Team fully deserve this recognition for making our community a safer place to work, study and visit.