We are committed to supporting the safety and security of all events on campus, from sporting events and concerts to guest lectures and community events. We work closely with event organizers and campus partners to ensure that events are safe, enjoyable, and well-prepared for any potential emergency.

Our department is staffed by highly trained professionals who are dedicated to providing the highest level of service to the university community. We take a proactive and collaborative approach to event security, working closely with event organizers to identify potential security concerns and develop effective solutions.

If you have any questions or would like to request our services for an upcoming event, please contact us a minimum of 14 days before your event.

If you are seeking non-law enforcement event assistance, please contact the Department of Emergency Management.


Derek Hyche

Derek Hyche

Lieutenant, Special Event Operations



In order to ensure the availability of Campus Safety staff to work your event, we require a minimum of 14 days advance notice.


Because special event staffing is beyond the scope of day-to-day duties, officers and security staff must be paid overtime rates. Each employee makes a different rate of pay, so we can only estimate the cost once we have a request form that includes information about your specific needs.

Events will be charged a minimum of three hours for each officer regardless of the minimum hours requested.


To cancel staffing for an event, call 319-335-5022 and ask for the watch commander. Be prepared to provide your name, contact information, the name of your event, the date and time of your event, and the reason for the cancellation. The watch commander will inform the Campus Safety staff scheduled to work the event.

If the cancellation notice occurs more than 24 hours in advance, the sponsors will not be charged. However, if cancellation is given less than 24 hours in advance, or the event is canceled without notice, event sponsors could be charged up to a maximum of three hours per person scheduled to work the event.

Important Reminders

  • The primary role of Campus Safety staff assigned to your event is to provide a reasonably safe and secure environment.
  • Our team will work collaboratively with event sponsors to help the event proceed safely without incident.
  • If an incident (accident, injury, disruption, crime etc.) occurs, the officer will take action or summon the necessary assistance to respond to the incident.
  • Campus Safety staff are prohibited from performing the following duties for your event:
    • Ticket taking or seat ushering
    • Carding or identifying individuals to verify their university status and/or that they are above the legal drinking age
    • Collection of ticket moneys