Published on 07 October 2020
Following a lot of hard work by the Security team in Estates and Facilities, as well as a lengthy audit in July, the University of Sunderland has been granted the prestigious police Secured Environments certificate.
The police Secured Environments certificate is presented to organisations able to show that they have adopted six key principles for protecting themselves against crime. Full details can be found here.
The certification lasts for three years and confirms that the University’s approach to security is proportionate, credible and of an extremely high standard.
Security Manager, Colin Ferguson, commented: "I am extremely proud that, not only have the team achieved this, but we have done so during a global pandemic. It demonstrates that our security is being delivered to a very high standard and shows the University to be a dedicated and professional organisation. Moreover, being audited by an external, independent assessor clearly demonstrates that the University of Sunderland is dedicated to delivering a secure and safe environment for all students, staff and visitors.
"Achieving this award has involved a collaborative approach from the Vice Chancellor, Senior Management and numerous colleagues who supported the Security Team in their endeavours, my thanks go to everyone involved."