Choosing the Right Bike Lock

Although no bicycle lock is invincible, it doesn’t make sense to leave your expensive bicycle on campus secured with an inexpensive lock. A general rule is that you should spend at least 10% of the value of your bicycle on your locking system. Also, when you plan to leave your bike locked for a long period of time or in a high-risk area, use TWO locks, not one, as this will make thieves less likely to steal your bike as they will search for an easier target.

The highest security locks resemble the images below – U-Locks or Chain-Locks are generally the best you can get.

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Cable locks, like the one below, are very common but are also the weakest of the locks. While lighter and easier to use than the heavy-duty locks above, they can be cut with the simplest of tools making them a favourite for would-be thieves.

On campus, cable locks should be reserved for use in tandem with a high security lock like that above, and not as your only locking solution.


Also, remember that “Quick Release” means quick release, so if your bike is equipped with quick release skewers as below, unsecured tires and seats may go missing.


Protect yourself by securing your wheels and your frame together with multiple locks, bring your tires and seat with you, or replace your quick release skewers with something lockable.


Always remember to record your bicycle’s Serial Number in case it is stolen; it will be required for Protective Services to be able to add it to the police database so it can be recovered. Without a serial number, the chances of finding your stolen bike are very low.

If your bike has gone missing, or for other advice, please contact Protective Services at 306-966-5555.

Help Prevent Door Dings

Traffic is busy all over the city, including in parking lots on campus. Many collisions occur in parking lots and none are more frustrating than the “door ding.” After a long day at work, it’s aggravating to return a vehicle to find it damaged.
Campus Safety is asking members of the campus community to please respect the property of others and park carefully to avoid car door impacts. Door dings can be costly and lead to countless insurance claims, which impact rates for everyone. If accidental damage does occur, Campus Safety reminds drivers they are required to provide information to the owner of the damaged vehicle the same as is required in a motor vehicle collision. A note under the windshield wiper with a contact name and phone number along with the vehicle make and licence plate number is recommended. Campus Safety can also be contacted, at 306-966-5555, to assist in contacting the owner of the other vehicle.

Responsible Drivers Keep Roads Safe after BBQ

Campus Safety was out in full force on Monday evening as the Edward’s School of Business held its annual “LB5Q”, the largest student-run party in all of Canada. Peace officers issued just one suspension for driving with a blood alcohol content over 0.05, and another for a novice-level driver operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol of any amount, with most students choosing other options for getting home from campus after the party. Forty-three tickets under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act (AGRA) and three traffic offences rounded out the night.
Although the Edwards School of Business Students’ Society (ESBS) holds the actual barbecue away from the university, Campus Safety works closely with the ESBS to ensure the safety of those involved during the before and after portions of the event.

To Protect and Serve and Prevent

n 1955, the Los Angeles Police Department held a contest to find the best motto to describe the duties of their officers. To protect and to serve, submitted by Officer Joseph Dorobek, was the winner. Today, 57 years later, those words still ring true for many policing, security and safety professionals.
For Bob Ferguson, director of Campus Safety, to protect and to serve leaves out the most important factor in modern day community policing – to prevent.
Please read more at On Campus News

Edwards School of Business Survey

We ask that faculty, staff and students of the Edwards School of Business participate in the Crime Perception Survey for their building, currently available at:
This survey will help Campus Safety evaluate areas in ESB that are perceived as unsafe and make recommendations on how to increase safety in the building.