The George Brown College Public Safety and Security Division is made up of qualified security professionals who are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to monitor and patrol over 1.9 million square feet of college buildings. Surveillance cameras assist with security and safety oversight and are located throughout the premises. All Security guards are trained in Emergency First Aid/ CPR and receive numerous other training, for example in Mental Health First Aid, Positive Space, and undergo regular scenario training. Security guards respond when there is an immediate threat and are trained to de-escalate conflict situations.
The Public Safety and Security Coordinators respond with confidentiality and professionalism to all sensitive investigations. They are licensed Private Investigators and conduct thorough investigations, manage risk, and monitor developments in cases. Coordinators are certified in Emergency Management, Threat Assessment, and Incident Management, and possess numerous other qualifications specific to each Coordinator.
Since George Brown College is a multi-campus college located in Canada's largest city; we work closely with the Toronto Police Services, the Ontario Provincial Police and all emergency services within the City of Toronto. This strong relationship enhances our ability to focus on providing a safe and secure learning and work environment for the entire George Brown College community.
GBC Public Safety and Security Scope:
- Emergency Management - for example Planning and Response
- Public Awareness of Safety Information
- CCTV / Electronic Access Control
- Partnerships: Internal - Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights, Student Affairs (Counselling and Disabilities Services), and External Community and Emergency Services, etc.
- Highly Trained Security Staff
- Emergency Notification
- Intrusion Alarms / Panic Buttons
- Emergency Phones / Call Boxes
- Investigations / Mitigation / Threat Assessment / Case Management
- George Brown College Public Safety and Security updates will take place throughout the year.