Mission Statement

Welcome to the University of Utah!

The Department of Public Safety staff is here to help make your time on campus pleasant. We endeavor to do all that is possible to build an environment that promotes a feeling of safety and security.

The University campus covers over 1,800 acres and supports over 30,000 students, 13,000 staff and faculty, and thousands of visitors to our three major hospitals, football stadium, sports arena, and marvelous cultural venues.

Whether your business here is as an undergraduate student, patron of the arts, faculty member, staff member, hospital patient, conference visitor, athletics fan, or for any other reason, we are working hard to make the campus a place in which you can comfortably live, work, learn or recreate.

Our police officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They provide any police related services needed on campus. Our officers are fully certified Utah state police officers. The police department is backed by a security staff of over 60 people. Our job is to protect the students, staff, faculty and visitors to campus as well as the University’s physical assets. We do so by monitoring and responding to alarms, controlling access to university facilities, high-visibility patrol of work spaces and parking areas, and after dark escorts to those who request it. If you need help because your car won’t start, or you’ve locked your keys in the car, we can help with that, too.

Calls for police or security service are answered by our dispatch office, which is always staffed and ready to respond to requests for help or service. Immediate police or security response is available by calling the main dispatch number, (801) 585-COPS (2677).

We offer a variety of programs and information to help the University community deal with public safety issues. If you would like a presentation on any safety or security related topic, please call Sgt. Garth Smith at (801) 585-1194.

Additional valuable safety and emergency information may be found at www.ehs.utah.edu and at www.emergencymanagement.utah.edu.

Please enjoy your campus experience, and call on us if we may be of service.

Dale Brophy
Chief of Police