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Campus Safety and Prevention Services

Formerly known as Campus Security and Emergency Services

Campus Safety and Prevention Services

Formerly known as Campus Security and Emergency Services

Crime prevention

Theft prevention tips

Leave it and Lose it campaign 

To protect your personal belongings, any items unattended for longer than 15 minutes will be taken by a member of Campus Safety and Prevention Services to the nearest Protection and Prevention desk for safe keeping. This includes items left unattended in libraries. Security agents will leave a postcard in place of the confiscated item with pick-up instructions. 

Tips to prevent thefts in Concordia residences

  • Keep your Concordia ID card and room key with you.
  • Do not admit visitors or strangers to residences.
  • Report suspicious activity to Campus Safety and Prevention Services immediately at 514-848-3717.
  • Always lock doors when leaving.
  • Avoid leaving messages indicating absence on doors.
  • Notify Residence Director of extended absences.
  • Never leave residence access doors open.

Tips to prevent thefts at the office

  • Secure doors, filing cabinets, and drawers when office is unattended.
  • Use computer passwords to safeguard information.
  • Keep valuables out of sight.
  • Report suspicious strangers to Campus Safety and Prevention Services at 514-848-3717.
  • Always keep keys and access cards with you; report losses promptly.
  • Engrave electronic equipment for identification.
  • Keep card access doors closed at all times. Do not admit strangers in secure areas. 


Tips to prevent thefts in public spaces

  • Stay vigilant of your surroundings; report any suspicious behavior to Campus Safety and Prevention Services promptly at 514-848-3717 or ext. 3717 from a university phone.
  • Never leave personal belongings unattended, including laptops and bags.
  • Remove peripherals like USB drives, hard drives, CDs, and DVDs from your computer when not in use.
  • Take personal responsibility for protecting your belongings; avoid relying on others to watch over them.
  • Remember: You are solely responsible for safeguarding your personal property.

Bike theft prevention

  • Register your bike: You can register your bike online, with the Tandem organization, or at your local SPVM station.
  • Lock your bike to one of the designated bike stands on campus.
  • Use a reliable lock, take any easily removable pieces with you.
  • Choose different locations to lock your bike, rather than the same place every day.
  • Document your bicycle information, such as year, model, colour, number of speeds, serial number, etc.
  • Have your bike engraved at Concordia (offered in conjunction with SPVM) during the month of September


For more information on theft prevention:

Fraud and cyber safety

For more information about fraud and cyber safety, check out the Concordia security and privacy webpage regarding cyber security. 

Reporting incidents


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