The objective of the Security and Porter teams is to provide a safe, secure and supportive environment to all students, staff and visitors at Accommodation, Catering and Events.

The Security Office is located in the main Reception Centre at Pollock Halls and deals with all aspects of the estate's security.  The teams consist of 26 staff and they work 24 hours a day to ensure that the University is a very safe and friendly place to work, study and to visit.

Reporting of a crime or incident

Security are normally the first point of contact when it comes to reporting a crime or incident that takes place at Accommodation, Catering and Events premises and involves any person using our facilities. We recommend that any victim of a crime should report this to the local Police service on 0131 311 3131 or 101. Security staff will support staff, students or visitors contacting the police and provide assistance in any investigation.

Useful numbers

To contact Security at Accommodation, Catering and Events:

For halls and flats:  From your room telephone (where available) dial 0 or 0131 667 1971. In the event of an emergency contact 0131 651 2060 or 6666.

For properties managed by Accommodation, Catering and Events:  Dial 131 667 1971. In the event of an emergency contact 0131 651 2060 or 6666.

Emergency email: security24-7@ed.ac.uk