Security Services

Security Services is a function of the Residential Life & Security Services and is responsible for law enforcement and security on campus. The primary function is to enforce State and University policies and be of assistance to faculty, staff, and students. The department's professional staff consists of a director and part-time officers. Officers are on duty primarily during the evening hours. The department emphasizes crime prevention by minimizing crime opportunities and encouraging students and employees to be responsible for their own and other's safety.

SAFE-U Emergency Notification

SAFE-U logoSAFE-U (formerly known as TXT-U) is the University of Minnesota's emergency notification text messaging system. It uses the Everbridge platform and allows the University to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, and visitors in emergency situations. If you received TXT-U messages in the past, you have been automatically opted into SAFE-U. The system is in use on all five campuses of the U of M, and messages are campus-specific. Students, faculty, and staff are automatically registered to receive messages from the campus where you are primarily affiliated.

SAFE-U Alerts Self Help Guide

SAFE-U emergency messages are sent to alert students, faculty, and staff on-campus during dangerous conditions. For example, severe storm warnings, building evacuations, or equal threats of danger. While SAFE-U retains information privacy the service also comes at no charge to students. However, cell phone carrier text plan rates and fees may vary upon the current text message package assigned. 

Learn more about SAFE-U at

Sexual Misconduct, Title IX & Stalking Reporting Form

Safety and Crime Statistics

Safety and Crime Statistics

Safety and Security on Campus Booklet Cover for 2018 - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the Crookston Campus

UMC's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Safety and Security on Campus - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the Crookston Campus PDF File Icon
(includes statistics from 2017, 2016, and 2015) updated September 2018

It is University policy to encourage the reporting of all crimes committed on campus and to assist victims of those crimes. 

Sexual Assault Data Report

Minn. Stat. § 135A.15, subd. 6 requires postsecondary institutions to annually report statistics on sexual assault to the Office of Higher Education (OHE). The following data is provided by each postsecondary institution; OHE calculates state totals based on that data.

Download the 2016 Sexual Assault Data Report PDF File Icon

Information on Registered Sex Offenders

Information regarding potential, registered sex offenders who may live or work in the local region can be found on the Minnesota State Department of Corrections website and the North Dakota Sex Offender website . Additional questions may be answered by contacting the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 218-281-0431.

Minnesota Crime Statistics

Minnesota and the City of Crookston remain low in crime per capita compared with other states and communities.
Predatory Offender information can be obtained from:

  1. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA)
  2. Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC)

Parking on Campus

Parking on Campus

All faculty, staff and students (including full and part time) who park motor vehicles on the UMC campus are required to purchase and display a valid UMC parking permit on their vehicle. Permits may be purchased at the Business Affairs Office located at 121 Selvig Hall.

All lots are monitored randomly on a daily basis by security personnel. Ticket fines are paid to Security Services at 1110 Centennial Hall. Unauthorized vehicles in loading zones, no parking zones, reserved parking spaces, and handicapped spaces are subject to be ticketed, towed and stored at owners expense. Violators who have received more than two tickets during the academic year will be subject to be towed and stored at the owner's expense for each subsequent ticket.

Faculty, Staff and Student Permits

For more information on faculty, staff and student permit types, prices, guidelines and enforcement please visit the Business Affairs Office.

Visitor Parking

Visitor permits are available at the Security Services Office in Centennial Hall, the Business Affairs Office in Selvig Hall or other UMC department offices and are valid for no longer than one business day. Vehicles with Visitor Permits without the current date and a valid signature will be cited.
Campus Maps & Parking Lots

Limited number of visitor parking permitted in these designated areas:

  • 30 min campus visitor parking across from Selvig Hall entrance
  • 30 min Bookstore visitor parking behind Sargeant Student Center in Lot A
  • 30 min Erbert & Gerbert/Eagles Nest take-out parking in front of Sahlstrom Conference Center entrance
  • Development & Alumni visitor parking in Lot G near Kiehle Building Auditorium entrance
  • All other campus visitors staying longer than 30 minutes can get a one-day "Visitor Parking Permit" from the Security Services Office in Centennial Hall, the Business Office in Selvig Hall or other UMC offices.

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Parking Policies 


Tickets may be appealed in writing by notifying the Security Services Office at 1110 Centennial Hall. For information on parking appeal procedures call Security Services (218-281-8530) or download a parking appeal form PDF File Icon

Reporting Stolen or Lost Items

Reporting Stolen or Lost Items

To report stolen or lost items, please contact Security Services: 218-281-8531.

Campus Escort

Campus Escort

Residential Life & Security Services department offers the a Campus Escort service to all students, faculty and staff. This service includes building to building, building to car, and car to building walking escorts. The Campus Escorts are available by calling 218-289-0565.

If you are off campus and need a ride you can call Ampride Taxi Service at 218-281-2000.

Operation ID

Operation ID

The department encourages "Operation ID." An engraver is available in the residence halls to provide an opportunity for proper identification of valuables. 

Educational Programming

Educational Programming

Educational programming on sexual violence and exploitation is offered throughout the academic year.  Programs vary per semester, and they will be displayed on the TV's in Residential Lobby's and within the college TV displays. Students will be emailed when a event is going to happen.

Policies and Procedures

Department Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty & Staff

Parking Enforcement Officer
(218) 281-8815
Executive Ofc and Admin Spec
(218) 281-8531
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Parking Enforcement Officer
Parking Enforcement Officer
(218) 281-8815
Director of Res Life/Sec Serv
(218) 281-8530

Security Services

University of Minnesota Crookston

1110 Centennial Hall

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8530, 218-289-0565



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