Message from the Director

Allan Burns was appointed Director of University Safety on Sept. 1, 2010.
I would like to thank you for visiting our website and I hope that your experience will be a pleasant one. The Department of University Safety strives to provide an excellent level of service to our community and to provide the best in customer service.

You can contact our department to report a crime or for general information by calling ext. 3612 on any campus phone. In the event of an emergency call 4444. Our patrol office is open to serve the public seven days a week, 24hours a day. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to call upon us.

On behalf of the department, I extend a welcome to Carleton University.

Thank you,

Allan Burns
Director of University Safety


Allan Burns

He joined Carleton after retiring from the Ottawa Police Service. During his 34-year policing career, he gained extensive operational, investigative and management experience, through assignments in Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, Forensic Identification, Security Operations, and as the Officer-in-Charge of the 9-1-1 Bureau/Communications Centre. His last assignment was as the District Inspector responsible for General Investigations, Community Policing and Crime Prevention in East Division.

He is a member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the America Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International), the Ontario Chiefs of Police Association (OACP), the Ontario Association of College and University Security Administrators (OACUSA), and is a steering committee member and past chair of the National Forum for Law Enforcement in Occupational Safety and Health. He is a strong proponent of community policing Principles and is committed to providing a professional, ethical and accountable service responsive to the needs of the Carleton community.