The primary responsibility for the safety and security of the University of Zululand’s campus community is that of the Protective Services Department (PSD).
We aim to ensure a safe and secure environment on campus in which quality teaching, learning and research can be done
The Protective Services Control Room and offices are located on the southern side of the Campus, opposite the King Bhekuzulu Hall, next to the ATM’s
The person in charge of the PSD is Director, Mr T G Ntuli, with the Deputy Head of Department being Mr G S Qwabe. The PSD has an in-house staff of 46 permanent security members and 40 casual security officers.
Access Control at the Main Gate is subcontracted to Isinkwe Security. They are responsible for searches at the Main Gate to ensure that no unauthorized items or equipment is brought onto or removed from the campus. It is also their responsibility to ensure that no unauthorized persons enter the campus of the University of Zululand. Access to Residences are controlled by Ufukwe Security and PSD.
The PSD operates from a Control Room which is used as a reporting base for all crimes and serious incidents occurring on campus. In minor cases investigation are carried out by PSD staff. In more serious cases PSD staff act as a conduit between the campus community and the SAPS. The PSD is in constant touch with and work in close liaison with the South African Police Services (SAPS) at Mtunzini.
PSD has an Investigation Team who is responsible for the investigation of crimes, student and staff indiscipline and exam fraud. They are also responsible for the preparation of prosecution documentation to punish offenders and as a deterrent to potential wrongdoer.
PSD members provide a seven day, 24 hour patrols (by foot, vehicle, motorbike and four-wheeler bikes) and guarding service on the campus, including residences, our extensive grounds and also the areas immediately adjacent to the campus.
The PSD has three “satellite stations” on campus in strategic places in the Student Residence Areas to assist students. Sensitive areas on campus are covered on a 24 hour basis by CCTV and during out of office hours also by intruder alarms.
We control the free flow and parking of traffic on campus. We ensure that all traffic rules are obeyed on campus. Traffic Fines are issued by Security Officers when necessary. Report any traffic violations to PSD for action.
We assist the clinic staff and paramedics in the transport of sick and injured students between the campus and all local hospitals. Off campus students living in the areas surrounding the campus are also assisted by transporting them to their place of residence after attending late classes or study sessions.
Safety, Health and Environment matters also fall within the scope of the PSD duties. A dedicated staff member has the responsibility to ensure that our campus community remain safe and healthy and that they work and recreate in a healthy and safe environment. We also operate a fire detection and fire fighting service and this responsibility is supplemented very efficiently by the Fire & Emergency Services of the Umhlatuze City in whose borders the campus falls.
Student and Staff Cards are issued by the PSD, these cards allow staff and students access through the Main Gate and areas such as the Library, Computer Labs, Bookshop, Student Residences. These cards are also used for identification purposes.
We want students to be safe while on the campus. We also want students to know that the Protection Services Department is there to assist at any time with any problem or emergency that you might experience.