Mr. J. Sekeyo
Operating under the Office of the Vice-chancellor, the Department has several duties that include to containing both internal and external threats to safety of both the general public and individuals.
The Security Department provides law enforcement services to the university within a 24 hour span. All our security officers exercise the powers conferred to them by the law. These officers patrol on and off campus facilities and university activities on foot, on bicycles, motor bikes and vehicles. The Department comprises of plain clothes officers, uniformed officers and investigators. All these dedicated officers and our support staff are focused on preserving an environment where you can study, live and work safely.
The men and women of Security Department are dedicated to serve the needs of the Laikipia University Community. If you need our assistance please let us know by contacting us directly through our hotline number-0717291325.
The main activities of the Department include;
- Maintaining law and order in the University.
- Guarding all University installations and properties.
- Investigating all incidences of crime and apprehending culprits.
- Controlling movement of goods, items and material coming into or going out of the University.
- Counsel students and staff on security matters.
- Apprehending all suspects of corrupt practices and presenting them to the Vice-Chancellor.
- The Security Officer has the mandate to exercise leadership, integrity and sound judgement in directing the Department to achieve its objectives.
All students and staff and are advised to report any incident or threat of criminal nature to their lives or university property at the earliest opportunity to the Security Station in the University.
PERSONAL SECURITY TIPS.
On Foot Day and Night
- Plan the safest route to your destination and use it.
- Stay in well lit, well travelled streets. Walk halfway between curbs and building away from alleys, entries and bushes. Avoid shortcuts through wooden areas, parking lots or alleys.
- If possible, travel in pairs. It reduces your chance of being a victim of a street crime.
- Don’t large amounts of cash or other tempting targets like expensive jewelry or clothing.
- Try to use an ATM (Automated teller machines) in the daytime. Have your card in hand and don’t approach the machine if you’re uneasy about people nearby.
- If one follows you, be suspicious, keep looking behind you and you may discourage the follower. If someone is following you on foot cross the street, change directions or vary your pace. If someone follows you in a car, turn around and walk in the opposite direction.
- Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps. Put your wallet in your inside coat or front trouser pocket, not a back pocket and if you have to button it up.
- Don’t wear shoes or clothing that resist your movements.
- Have your car or house key in hand before you reach the door.
- Never hitch like, or hack. It’s worth the wait.
- Avoid using cell phones or Mp3, players while walking. Suspects target phones and other items in plain view.
Have a safe stay and enjoy your studies in Laikipia University.
An officer inspecting a student at the University gate.All students are required to produce their access cards at the gate. This ensures that anybody going through the gate is authorized to do so.
The University has invested in security equipment to make sure that the entire fraternity is always safe. A fire marshal prepares the fire distinguishing equipment ready just in case.