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Security Patrol

The Security Division patrols academic buildings and residence halls on the University of Iowa Campus, as well as providing security for the University of Iowa Museum of Art, currently located in the Richey Ballroom at the Iowa Memorial Union.  They provide access control and handle all bag checks for the Press Box during Football season and can be seen providing perimeter security at basketball games and other athletic events.  They are also available for hire through DPS Special Event Staffing.

Dorm and Academic Patrol

Security Officers can be seen on patrol through residence halls during the overnight hours.  Their primary duties include:

  • Checking to make sure all doors are secure.
  • Referring problems with maintenance or students to Housing Professional staff.
  • Observing suspicious behavior and radioing into Dispatch to get a response from UIPD officers.

Academic Patrol consists of security officers patrolling academic buildings on the main campus and medical campus during the overnight hours.  Primary duties for academic patrol include:

  • Checking to make sure all buildings are secure.
  • Referring problems with maintenance to UIPD dispatch to be passed on to FM staff.
  • Observing suspicious behavior or problems and radioing into Dispatch to get a response from UIPD officers.

Museum Security

The Security Division also provides security for the University of Iowa Museum of Art located in the Richey Ballroom in the IMU.  Security Officers at the museum can be approached with questions about exhibits.