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Protection Services Department

Cape Peninsula University of Technology is situated within the Western Cape with campuses spread out in Cape Town, Bellville and Wellington. It is an 'open' campus with many access points to both cars and pedestrians. The university is therefore an integral part of the community, and as such we are constantly exposed to the risk of criminal activities, both on and off campus.

The provision of security and personal safety for staff and students on campus is an important priority at CPUT.  The university has an active Protection Services Department (PSD), which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The PSD is committed to protecting the safety of the university community and its property, as well as maintaining order in accordance with university’s policy.  The university employs both full time and contracted, professional, security officers, certified by the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA).  They are responsible for enforcing the university rules and regulations, investigating incidents, arresting perpetrators of criminal activity, maintaining order and protecting the assets of the institution. The personnel are split into shifts covering all campuses. The staff is available at all times to give assistance.

The PSD has a simple but comprehensive approach to campus security and safety. The mission of PS is to provide in an integrated and coordinated manner a professional, effective and efficient risk management and protection services to the students, staff and visitors of CPUT. In extraordinary circumstances PS is empowered to take whatever appropriate action is necessary to maintain stability, safety and security on campus.