Student safety on campus and in Leicester

Leicester is generally a safe place to live and study.

As in any city, however, unsettling incidents can occur. Following some simple advice and taking a few basic precautions can make a real difference in keeping you, your accommodation and your belongings safe and secure.

Plan ahead, think how you will get home safely and which route you will take if you are having a night out.

DMU Security

The DMU Security team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Security control room is located on campus and as well as running campus patrols, Security operate a comprehensive CCTV system around campus. If you have any questions or concerns about your safety, you can contact Security at any time.

We also recommend storing the Security number in your mobile: DMU Security Estates Services Building: 0116 257 7642

DMU Security provide advice and guidance on personal safety and how to look after yourself and your possessions. Click here for more information.

If you did not receive a Welcome folder to DMU, containing an emergency contacts card, you can ask for one in Student Gateway.

Campus Police Officer

The DMU Security team works closely with the police. There are two officers dedicated to the University, PC 4550 Sam Burton and PCSO 6514 Oli Cordier.

Our campus police team is based in Gateway House, Room 0.14. This office is not always occupied as the officers may be on patrol. If you need to report a crime or incident to them you can report online.

For general enquires ONLY you can email the officers at Do not use this email address to report an incident as it is not monitored 24/7.

To report information 100% anonymously you can contact Crimestoppers.

You can also follow your DMU police team on Facebook and Twitter.

Emergencies: If a crime is happening now, is about to happen, or has just happened then telephone 999 and ask for the police. For non-emergencies, you can also contact Leicester police by phoning 101.

Leicestershire Police have issued a handy guide on how to keep yourself and your belongings safe, and ensure you remain on the right side of the law. Take a couple of minutes of your time to check out this guide.

Well-lit street map

Check out the map guide on how to get to some of the key places around Leicester. We’ve highlighted the best-lit streets so you can easily and safely explore the city after dark.


Safety advice

  • Where possible, walk in groups along well lit roads
  • Keep your valuables in your bags/pockets – don’t have them on show
  • If you find yourself in a vulnerable situation, throw your possessions away from the individual and run away
  • Call a taxi for when it’s time to head home, ADT is 0116 255 5222
  • Report all incidents or near miss incidents to DMU Security (0116 257 7642 – 24 hours) and the police on 999.

If anyone has any concerns, they are very welcome to meet Head of Security, Kevin Burrows, in the Security Office (just up the street from the campus centre).

Check out this video below to hear from DMU’s Head of Security, Kevin Burrows, Police Community Support Officer, Oliver Cordier and two of De Montfort Students’ Union executive team, Aisha Ismail and Katie Hobbs on how DMU looks after your safety and what you can do to ensure you stay protected while enjoying your time at university.


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