8 Do’s and Don’ts of Campus Safety Escorts

Security officers tasked with escorting students safely to their destinations on campus should be professional and courteous, and carry the proper equipment such as a flashlight and a radio.


  1. Conduct background checks of all staff members providing escort services
  2. Train officers/staff
  3. Use escort logs
  4. Be professional, prompt and courteous
  5. Establish appropriate boundaries with customers
  6. Recommend safe areas where customers can wait for escorts
  7. Be properly equipped with a flashlight, radio, cell phone and keys
  8. Ensure officers/staff providing escorts wear uniforms

Related Article: Professionalism and Security Matter When Providing Safety Escorts


  1. Carry a weapon unless authorized and trained
  2. Take shortcuts or walk through dark or enclosed spaces
  3. Discuss personal or controversial topics
  4. Accept a client’s E-mail, phone number or tip
  5. Leave a client before he or she reaches their destination
  6. Leave a client before he or she gets into her vehicle, starts the vehicle and drives away safely
  7. Go inside a home, room or car
  8. Be used as a free taxi service

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