We are excited to announce a new series of features on safety and security. Over the coming months, Neighbourhood Supervisor Julie Susel will be giving us advice on a wide range of issues surrounding personal safety and our community.
Hello, my name is Julie Susel, I am a Neighbourhood Supervisor with Thames Valley Police, stationed at Loddon Valley Police Station. From now on, I’ll be writing a monthly feature for the University, on all things safety and security.
Part of my responsibilities as Neighbourhood Supervisor is to look after the University of Reading, engaging with students and staff, and dealing with any criminal activity across the campuses. I train students and staff on many things, such as vulnerability awareness, consent, drugs etc. I get involved with safeguarding issues (protecting students from harm), burglaries, thefts, public disorder; really anything that happens on campus.
I am a mum of three and my eldest son is doing his PGCE at the London Road Campus, and my Husband is a retired detective, who works within the Security Team, thus I am very invested in the University and feel privileged to do this role.
I supervise a team of six Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and we are always available for advice, so please if you see us around campus, come and say hello, or if you would like to contact us, the Security team will have our contact details.
Keep an eye on the Me@Reading student portal and Student Services blog, where I’ll be sharing my advice and news on topics such as alcohol awareness, drug awareness, and consent over the coming months.