About Us

A Team Approach

Lakehead University Security Service provides a professional, uniformed, security service that is licensed under the Ontario Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005. (SO 2005, c 34).  Each member of our team is a licensed security guard in the Province of Ontario and is identified by a regimental number worn on the outside of their uniform.

Members of our courteous and professional team are on duty 24-hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. Our primary duty is keeping the entire campus safe for students, faculty, staff and visitors that they may study, work, live and recreate. We monitor and patrol the campus, including the residences, respond to security and emergency calls, maintain order in the parking lots as City of Thunder Bay By-Law enforcement officers, and when necessary, enforce the laws found in the Criminal Code of Canada and the Ontario Trespass to Property Act. In addition to these services, we maintain a fully staffed communications office that monitors a modern network of recorded cameras, personal alarms, fire alarm panels and emergency phones and "blue" emergency posts. We provide fire prevention and suppression equipment inspection service and a full time parking enforcement service. Our team employs a number of licensed part time staff to assist in making the workload manageable. 

The authority to perform our duties at Lakehead University is granted to us by the governance model of Lakehead University.  We are agents of the occupier as legislated under the Ontario Trespass to Property Act. RSO 1990 c T21 and the Ontario Occupier's Liability Act RSO 1990 c0.2 and in various Lakehead University Regulations, including the Lakehead University Traffic and Parking Regulations and the Student Code of Conduct.

Our Vision. Our Mission. Our Values

Our Vision

Peace, Order, and Good Government.

Our vision was given to us directly from the President 's Office.  Security at Lakehead University is to ensure that the peace is kept, order is maintained and governance is respected.

Our Mission

We provide professional security services so that excellence and innovation may thrive in our university community.

Our Values


We are honourable, trustworthy, respectful and accountable to the university community that we serve.


We treat everyone in an impartial, equitable, sensitive and ethical manner.


We succeed by working together making use of diverse skills, abilities and roles within our university community.

Positive Attitude

We interact in a positive and constructive manner with everyone we encounter.


We are leaders in providing professional security services to our university community.

University Community Partnerships

We develop and maintain relationships within the university community to meet changing and challenging needs.

Victim Sensitivity

We are committed to being supportive and helpful to victims.

The Lakehead University Security Service works very closely with the Thunder Bay Police Service.  If you have a security concern, we are the people to see. Stop by and say hello to us at our office near the Agora, or meet one of our guards on patrol for a chat. We invite you to take an active interest in your campus and help us prevent crime.

When working together we make our campus safer for everyone.