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The University Security Department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Department is staffed with trained professional security and police officers.  It is headed by the Executive Director of the University Security Department, who is responsible for overseeing BSU’s security program.  The rest of the security team is comprised of a Security Operations Manager, Security Analyst, Security Officer Supervisor, and 7 Security Officers.   BSU security officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The University Security Department is the administrative unit responsible for the functions of BSU security officers.  Primary functions include building security, grounds security, citizen assistance, emergency response, and heat plant monitoring.  BSU security officers are first aid, CPR, and AED certified, and receive continual security training throughout the year.

The University Security Department also has administrative responsibility for law enforcement activities on campus.  BSU contracts with the Boise Police Department (BPD) to provide police and security services to the university campus and community.  It is responsible for law enforcement, crime prevention programs, reporting criminal activity and crime-related problems on campus, and emergency response at BSU.

Police officers have full law enforcement authority on all property owned or controlled by BSU, including streets adjacent to and running through the BSU campus.  All police officers have completed the Peace Officers Standards & Training (POST) Academy, and receive a minimum of 8 hours per month training on areas such as emergency first aid, criminal law, firearms, crisis intervention, arrest procedures, victim response, etc.  Additionally, all police officers are trained as crime prevention officers.  Police officers are empowered by Idaho State Law to make arrests, investigate crimes, and carry firearms on campus.

The University Security Department maintains a close working relationship with city, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as all appropriate elements of the criminal justice system.  Crime-related reports and statistics are routinely exchanged.

What We Do

Boise State Security and Police Services offers students, staff, and faculty a variety of free services, including:

  • Security Escorts (call 426-6911)
  • Bike Registration (visit our office for the registration card)
  • Emergency Telephones, Located Around Campus
  • Residence Hall Security
  • Vehicle Unlocks and Jump-Starts
  • Office/Room Unlocks
  • Silent Witness (anonymous suspicious behavior or crime reporting, located on our website)
  • Crime Stoppers (343-COPS)
  • Online Crime Reporting (visit for online reporting)
  • Alarm System Monitoring Throughout Campus

More information about the Boise Police Department BSU Unit can be found at