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Contacting Police Policy


To provide guidance to persons when considering contacting police and/or university security services regarding any matter affecting themselves, the university, its students, staff or others. The university retains an experienced and capable team of security professionals to help ensure that important security services, including security incident reporting, response and resolution, investigation, assistance and general advice, are available in support of the university's operation and environment at each campus.


This policy applies to all staff and students of:
- Monash University at the university's Australian campuses and off-campus facilities; and
- Monash College Pty Ltd business units at the university's Australian campuses.

Policy Statement

Where an incident may involve a breach of local, state or federal law, or where it is in the interests of a victim and/or the university to do so, police should be contacted for assistance.

Supporting procedures

Contacting Police Procedures

Supporting guidelines

Responsibility for implementation

Executive Director, Buildings and Property Division



Key Stakeholders

Executive Director, Buildings and Property Division
University Security Manager
Monash College Pty Ltd

Approval body

Name: Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President (Administration)
Meeting: n/a
Date: 07-April-2014
Agenda item: n/a

Endorsement body

Name: Facilities and Services Divisional Executive Group
Meeting: 2
Date: 19-February-2014
Agenda item: 6.3


Campus Security Office: The main security office at or responsible for a university campus or other location.

Campus Security Personnel: Persons appointed to the role by the university.

Incident: Any act, omission or circumstance which appears to constitute an offence against the law. It includes reports of assault, theft and damage etc.

University Security Service: The university appointed staff, including contractors, responsible for the delivery of security related services to the organisation.

Legislation Mandating Compliance

All relevant legislative instruments that stipulate requirements with which members of the Monash community (all of whom are subject to the law) are obligated to comply.


Related policies

Security Incident Reporting Policy

Related documents

University Security Personnel Standard Operating Procedures (Restricted to University Security Personnel) Contacting Police

Date Effective


Review Date



Executive Director, Buildings and Property Division


University Security Manager

Content Enquiries

University Policy Use

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