Campus services in the atrium

Security service at the University

Welcome to your security team; our highest priority is the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors and our team aim is to create and maintain a safe, secure, and pleasant environment in which to, study, work or to visit by providing a professional and quality security service where the customer is the main focus.

The University is implementing new security measures to help reduce the vulnerability of our sites, and improve the safety of our people. 

All visitors must report to the main reception at Kedleston Road site, from where they will be collected. 

It is important that all staff on all sites read and act on the following simple security and safety measures:

  • All staff and students are required to wear their University ID card and be ready to produce it on demand
  • In the absence of an ID card, you may not be able to enter sites or you may experience a delay while we verify your identity
  • All access controlled doors should be kept closed at all times – ensure the door closes behind you to prevent tailgaters and do not hold it open for others
  • Keep your bags and belongings with you at all times, leaving them unattended could result in disruption to services if they are considered suspicious
  • Always report suspicious people, activity and unattended belongings to Security ( or 01332 591109.)

Please actively challenge and remind colleagues and students about our safety and security procedures. 

Security Team 

To contact Security:

If you need emergency assistance or first aid, always call 01332 597777.

Our team delivers a wide range of services to all sites 24 hours a day 7 days a week which include:

  • High visibility mobile and foot patrolling of all sites thereby deterring crime and providing a reassuring presence
  • Pro-active crime prevention activities including offering campaigns and crime prevention surveys
  • Advice on security related matters
  • Recording and investigation of all crime and incidents
  • Controlling access
  • Management of a comprehensive CCTV system
  • Management of emergency incidents such as fire alarm activations
  • Managing car parking

Crimes and incidents should be reported by telephoning the Police on 0845 123 3333 (Non Emergency) or 999 and to your local Campus Security Officer in person or by phone. The incident will then be logged and investigated.

  • Emergency and out of hours (Derby sites): 07771 833 091
  • Emergency and out of hours (Buxton sites): 07841 234 444
  • Email (all sites):

Contact details for Security at each site

Lost property

For any queries about lost property, please get in touch.

Drone flights

Due to changes in legislation, GDPR and Health and Safety, the University requires anyone who wishes to fly a UAV (Drone) on any university site, to:

Failure to obtain correct authorisation will result in disciplinary action.