Safety and Security
Looking after your personal safety while you are at our University is a key part of making sure you have the best time you can.
In Leeds, there are plenty of groups and organisations whose aim is to help you to look out for yourself and your friends. The Knowledge campaign is run by the local police, universities and students’ unions aiming to help students stay safe while they live in Leeds. West Yorkshire Police also offer advice on how to keep yourself and your friends safe. The West Yorkshire Police website also offers safety advice from the ambulance and fire services.
Who to Contact:
Call 999 in an emergency, if life is in danger or a crime is happening.
If you need to contact the police for a non-urgent matter (to report a crime that has already happened, for help and advice, and for the latest crime information) you should contact West Yorkshire Police directly.
West Yorkshire Police
In non-emergency situation call 101 to get in touch with the police. Alternatively you can contact the neighbourhood helpline:
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone - 0113 343 1064
The University's Police Liaison Officer
Name - PC Mark Fox
Email - Mark.Fox@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
If you become a victim of crime during your time in Leeds, it is important to know where to go for support. Victim Support is a charity that offers support to victims and witnesses of crime. Support is offered through online resources and telephone contact.
Telephone – 0845 30 30 900, or 0300 303 1971 for the Yorkshire & Humber branch (Monday to Friday 8.00am to 8.00pm)
Lost or Stolen Property: Immobilise
Our University works closely with West Yorkshire Police to ensure the safety of our students and their belongings. One initiative, Immobilise, allows you to record your electronic equipment on a national database. This makes it harder for a burglar to sell stolen goods and can help the police return items to you.
Immobilise helps Police identify the owners of recovered property thousands of times everyday and as soon as you update your details they are immediately available to the Police nationally. Registering your property will help simplify any potential insurance claims and Police reports.
Keep an eye out for our teams who can help register and mark your items, including during fresher’s activities, and/or register your items now at www.immobilise.com.
You may also want to follow these tips to help keep your valuables secure:
- Use a UV marker pen to mark your property with your home postcode and your house number.
- Be vigilant when using your mobile phone. If your phone is stolen, call your network or 0870 1123 123 to immobilise it.
- Make sure your home is secure by locking windows and doors when unoccupied, even if you only intend to be away for a short time.
- Keep handbags, purses, wallets and mobile phones in a safe place at all times. Place them in a drawer that can be locked or keep them with you.
- Keep computers and other valuables away from windows, particularly on lower floors.
- Don’t advertise your absence from home on any social networking sites.
- Make sure you do not let strangers into your building.
- If you are holding a house party don’t openly advertise the event on open networks and ensure that you lock your valuables away in a bedroom.