Divisions within University Security

The Security Department is composed of six areas. These include: Patrol Services, Communications Center, Parking & Traffic Enforcement, Locking Systems, Customer Service & Office Support, and Emergency Medical Technicians.


The University Security Patrol unit is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to perform the following duties:

  • Incident response.
  • Physical building security.
  • Provide security for special campus events.
  • Provide assistance to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
  • Compile information for MSU incident reports.
  • Act as a liaison with the Mankato Department of Public Safety. 

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Security Communications are in operation 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Their tasks include:

  • Answer calls placed to the Security Office at 507-389-2111. Provide dispatching services for the Patrol Division, Emergency Medical Technicians Unit, and Parking & Traffic Division.
  • Actively monitoring the campus and parking lots using CCTV cameras.
  • Monitor outdoor emergency telephones.
  • Monitor and control campus intrusion, fire, and electronic card access alarm systems.
  • Answer TDD calls on 507-389-2111.
  • Arrange night shift maintenance & repairs.

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Emergency Medical Technicians

Emergency Medical Technicians are available during the academic year, when classes are in session. Their tasks include:

  • Respond and provide care for injuries or illnesses on campus.
  • Work closely with Health Services and Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service to provide extended care if needed.
  • Provide added foot patrol of campus buildings and property.


Locking Systems

Locking System Division tasks include:

  • University lock and key control.
  • Cut and record all issued keys.
  • Key core replacement and repair.

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Parking Services

Parking Services Officer duties include:

  • Enforcement of University Parking and Traffic Guidelines.
  • Provide vehicle related services, such as jump-starts and unlocks.

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Office Support

Office Support duties include:

  • Public relations for walk-in or telephone customers.
  • Clerical duties.

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