This was the sixth such event, bringing together people from all over the Oxford security community to share knowledge and discuss shared challenges. This year’s conference focused on protective security across the University estate and on security-related concerns arising from mental ill-health and rough sleeping.
The event included an update on the overall security picture in Oxford from Paul Sullivan, Head of Security Services, as well as presentations from guest speakers including Thames Valley Police and City Council officials. Attendees included the Security Liaison Officers who form a link between Security Services and the wider University, as well as college head porters. There were also trade stands run by private-sector security and technology companies.
The keynote speaker was Christine Clarke, an expert in how first-responders can provide help and support to people experiencing mental health crises in a campus setting. She will be returning in September to provide in-depth mental health first-aid training to Security Services officers.
Feedback on this year’s conference was very positive. If you would like to be notified about next year’s conference, please contact Richard Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org.