It’s National Police Week—get to know UPEI Security Services!

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Mark Pharand, Manager, UPEI Security Services and Cst. Justin Drake on duty on the UPEI campus.

National Police Week is being celebrated across Canada, May 15–21. The week began in 1970 as a way for police to connect with their communities and increase awareness about the services they provide.

UPEI’s Security Services team is recognized under the PEI Police Act as an official police agency. Among the team of 19 men and women, there are seven full-time police officers.

While community policing is at the heart of Police Week, it is present on campus year-round.

“Safety is our number one priority,” says Marc Pharand, manager of Security Services. “And when we engage with our community members, we have a greater ability to maintain a safe environment for all individuals across the UPEI campus.”

“Over the past year,” Pharand added, “We have been working diligently to improve our visibility and have more contact with the community through daily foot patrols, regular meeting with clients, and engaging with visitors. We are fortunate that UPEI community members are co-operative and care about safety.”

“The UPEI Security Services team is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the thousands of people who visit, study, and work at our University,” said President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz. “National Police Week is an opportunity to thank our UPEI campus police for their exceptional work, and I encourage the campus community to do just that.”


Nicole Phillips
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