Campus Security

Our mission is safety. We achieve this by working with our students and campus community.

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Please note that some of our non-emergency services will be unavailable due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The administrative office responsible for safety and security is Campus Security. Campus Security includes a director, three full-time employees, and several part-time employees. The director reports to the Assistant VP of Student Success. Campus Security staff are not sworn or commissioned law enforcement officers. They do not carry weapons. With the exception of the director, all on-duty personnel wears a distinctive security uniform. They provide basic security services to the campus community and are on duty 24 hours a day. Members of the Campus Security staff attend training programs specifically designed for security personnel.

Quick Information

Location: Student Success Suite, Siebens Forum 205
Phone: 712.749.2500
Email: security@bvu.edu

Hours: We are available at all times and all days of the week. Regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Parking: Campus Security regulates parking on campus. More information...

COVID-19 Updates

All information regarding COVID-19 can be found in the Health Services section of the BVU website. Learn more...

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Our Responsibilities and Services

Campus Security provides walking and vehicle patrols, respond to criminal and non-criminal incidents and provides administrative transportation to hospital and clinics. Campus Security offers a 24-hour escort service to anyone who requests it, to anywhere on campus. Security officers make routine patrols of the campus, including lounge areas, and outside perimeter checks of the residence halls. They also monitor the boiler/mechanical room of each building and check for any potential problems. Each residential building is equipped with a building alarm system for fire/smoke. If a fire is discovered or suspected, contact Campus Security immediately by dialing 2500 or call the Storm Lake Fire Department by dialing 911 and evacuate the building.

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Prevention through education

Campus Security aims to educate our campus community about what to do in the event of an emergency. We hold many educational events throughout the academic year. Topics can range from Fire Safety to Crime Prevention. We believe that our education can allow our students to learn life skills that can save lives Campus Security works closely with our sister departments, such as Diversity and Inclusion and Health Services, to make educational programming. We also work closely with Residence Life to educate the resident assistants and community coordinators about emergencies.

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