Welcome to AUCSO, the Association of University Chief Security Officers, the primary association for Security Professionals working in Universities, Colleges and Institutions of Higher and Further Education in the UK, Europe and across the globe. Our membership currently consists of 235 institutions in 24 countries! Membership is available by Institution, with each afforded the opportunity to nominate four representatives to the Association.

We provide a forum for our members to exchange knowledge, information and best practice relating to campus safety and security management within the sector. Each year the Association holds a conference, a security suppliers’ exhibition and an AGM for its members. Conferences are hosted by a different member University each year.

AUCSO liaises with government agencies on current areas of concern and provides training for members including Resilience (Emergency Management & Business Continuity), Mental Health Response, Counter Terrorism and Tackling Drugs.

Members may ask questions on the e-forum and are also able to share knowledge, experience and local security issues at meetings held in one of the eleven regions, each of which appoint a representative who sits on the Association Executive Committee.

If you work in an educational institution which is not currently a member of AUCSO, please contact us for details at More details can be found on our website

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