The personal Security of all people at Bow Valley College is of the utmost importance to Campus Security. Campus Security conducts routine floor patrols of all downtown campuses to ensure that all people have a safe environment to be in; whether that be to learn, to teach, or just have lunch and a coffee. Campus Security strives to make people feel safe and secure while they are here at Bow Valley College.
To contact Campus Security, call 403-410-1713
CampusAlert App NEW!
When an emergency event occurs or is about to occur at Bow Valley College, CampusAlert provides official and real-time information. Bow Valley College CampusAlert will notify you for: severe weather alerts, college closures, lockdown/shelter-in-place, evacuation, or any other interruption or interference with our normal business. It also offers useful safety tools and health resources, accessible 24/7, wherever you are.
Bow Valley College CampusAlert is free to download and is available for Smartphone devices on the App Store and Google Play. Currently, it only requires 19Mb of space, which is very minimal compared to other social media apps that average 50Mb or more. Get more information and download instructions on the CampusAlert App page. If you have a mobile phone that is not a Smartphone, you can take advantage of the Text Message Feature, which will send you the same emergency notifications but via text. Sign up for CampusAlert Text Messages.
Download your copy of the app for Apple or Android now!
Safe Walk is a resource available to all employees and students at Bow Valley College. Campus Security personnel will escort members of either group to their vehicle, bus stops or any other location that meets the below requirements.
• Within a two block radius of the North, South or West campus.
• Security is unable to escort on to C-Train property, but can monitor from South Campus.
• Safe Walk is located at the Campus Security Desk, on the first floor of North Campus. Call 403-410-1713.
Campus Security takes complaints from any individual seriously. Any complaint brought to Campus Security will be handled in the utmost confidence. We will also ensure that any complaint brought to us is dealt with in a sensitive manner that makes any individual feel comfortable. These complaints will be forwarded to the correct departments, or individuals depending on the requirements of the complaint. For sensitive investigations, you can notify your instructor.
Lost and Found
Loss Prevention – Part of Campus Security's routine duties is to always be on the lookout for any activities that seem out of the ordinary. If Campus Security notices personal items left unattended they will collect these belongings and log them in to the lost and found. They also respond to any complaint regarding theft and will act accordingly to the situation.
Lost and Found – Lost and found items are held for 60 to 100 days, depending on the item. If the item is not retrieved, it will be donated back to the College and other foundations. To claim an item within 60 days please bring the following;
- Description of the item.
- Approximate date it was lost.
- Photo or Staff/ Student ID to retrieve lost items.
Lost and Found is located at the Campus Security Desk, on the first floor of North Campus.
What to do in the unlikely event of an armed assailant on campus
In the unlikely event of an active shooter on campus, experts recommend three essential courses of action to help you avoid harm: Get Out – Hide – Fight. These methods are demonstrated in the following video. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to watch this instructional video.
Please be advised that this video production is dramatic and realistic. This video presents scenes where you will witness a gun being loaded, and hear several shots fired. No one will be injured, but you will see aggressive actions.
View the closed captioned version here.
In an emergency call 911.
If you are concerned about someone's behavior, call Campus Security at 403-410-1713.