The Association of University Chief Security Officers, AUCSO, is 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. Current members represent 24 countries! Membership is available by Institution, with each afforded the opportunity to nominate four representatives to the Association.
The Association provides a forum for its members to exchange knowledge, information and best practice relating to security management within the sector. Each year the Association holds a conference, 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 our members on Resilience (Emergency Management & Business Continuity), Mental Health Response, Counter Terrorism and Tackling Drugs.
Members are also able to share knowledge, experience and local security training within the eleven geographic regions, each of which hold their own local meetings and appoint a representative who sits on the Association Executive Committee.