About Us

All UTM Campus Safety Special Constables are sworn in by Peel Regional Police for the purposes of keeping the peace at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus. Special Constables patrol the campus by means of foot and mobile patrol. 

What Are Special Constables? 

Special Constables are appointed by the Province of Ontario and managed by the Peel Police Service Board. 

  • They have the authority of a peace officer while on University property
  • They are able to deal with Criminal and Provincial offenses, thereby requiring less Peel Police on campus
  • Provide referrals to community services
  • They have a philosophy that promotes safety and support over enforcement and detention
  • Remain accountable to our community

Our Values

We are accountable to our community and are guided by the following principles and values: 

  • Respect for the dignity, privacy, worth and diversity of all persons
  • Fair and impartial treatment of all individuals
  • A departmental philosophy that promotes safety and security as a responsibility of all members of the community; 
  • Reliability, competence, accountability, teamwork and open communication, and
  • An approach to campus policing that welcomes and encourages community involvement and equity

Our Service

In 2021, our service underwent a re-branding as the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus Safety to better reflect the range of public safety services we provide to our community. This change also aligns our service with the new provincial regulations. 

If you are interested in a career with UTM Campus Safety, please visit our careers page for current opportunities.  

 

Uniforms

Campus Safety Special Constables can be easily identified as they will be wearing one of two uniforms, depending on the season or the nature of their work. 

Campus Safety Special Constable in General Uniform

General Duty Uniform
This uniform consists of: 
- Dark navy blue short-sleeve or long sleeve shirt with Campus Safety Special Constable patches on both sleeves below the shoulder
- Dark navy blue cargo pants
- Duty belt
- Black duty boots 

Special Constables will have their name tag displayed above the shirt chest pocket and epaulettes on the shoulders with their badge number embroidered on it. Special Constables may also wear a baseball cap with the Campus Safety logo embroidered on it. 

All Special Constables carry a service-issued metal badge and a warrant card with their photograph on it while on duty. They will display their badge and warrant card upon request.

 

 

Campus Safety Special Constable in Summer Uniform

Summer Uniform 
This uniform consists of: 
- Special Constable baseball cap 
- Two-tone polo shirt (top is neon green, bottom is black) with Special Constable patches on both sleeves below the shoulder
- Navy Blue cargo pants
- Duty belt
- Black duty boots

Special Constables will have their name tag displayed above the shirt chest pocket. Newer style uniform shirts will also have epaulettes on the shoulders with the officer's badge number embroidered on it.