About SUU Police
On behalf of all the SUU police employees we welcome you and extend our hand to assist you during your stay, whether it is to attend an evening event or an extended stay.
The Department of SUU Police has the motto, “Working with you to make our university a safer place to learn”. This is the every day goal to make sure your learning experience is a safe and enjoyable one. With the assistance of every member of our campus community this is a realistic and obtainable goal. Our vision for the department is to be a national model for public universities regarding SUU police services.
Community orienting policing is the model our department works under. We work closely with the Presidents Council, SUUSA, and Faculty and Staff Associations to ensure we are addressing the concerns of our campus. We also work closely with various external agencies like the Cedar City Police Department, Iron County Attorney Office, Women’s Crisis Center, and many other local, state, and federal agencies.
Chief of Police
About Our Office
Any accident on campus should be reported to the SUU police department and documented for all parties involved. Officers use forms that are accepted by all police and insurance agencies.
To ensure campus safety, and enforce the campus and city laws, officers patrol campus regularly. All buildings on campus are monitored and locked nightly by SUU police personnel. Buildings are secured at the following times - Building hours.
All campus events are overseen by SUU police officers and personnel.
Officers and office personnel are available to take fingerprints for students at SUU two days a week. The hours for fingerprinting are Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. A fee of $10 for two sets of fingerprint cards and $5 for each additional fingerprint card there after at one time. Live Scan fee is $10 per person. Payment of fee must be done prior at the Cashiers office, then bring the receipt with you when you get fingerprinted, also you must have a photo I.D. (Drivers License, State ID card or Passport). Call our office number: 586-7793 before coming in to check on officer availability.
Firearms on campus
Due to the frequency of questions regarding firearms on campus, an information sheet as been provided to help clarify the majority of those questions, however if you are not able to find your answer please contact our office. Firearms frequently asked questions.
Internships are available to students in a variety of forms and can be given to students that fulfill the requirements set forth by the chief of SUU police. Interested students need to submit an Intern application.
Law Enforcement Services
All of our officers are P.O.S.T. certified and trained. Each officer must complete at least 40 hours of training a year as well as comply with University policy. All officers are trained in handling law enforcement situations and are capable in performing law enforcement services. Any criminal activity i.e. accidents, graffiti, suspicious people, threats, etc. should be reported to the SUU police office.
If someone should get locked out of their vehicle on campus, our officers are trained in unlocking vehicles. If contacted they will respond as soon as possible.
Lectures and Seminars
Periodically throughout the school year officers conduct seminars to inform audiences of various topics. Upon request officers are also available to attend and speak at other appointments.
All Officers are certified in CPR and attend regular basic first aid courses in order to provide first responder level of medical care. Further medical care is provided by Gold Cross Ambulance service. During certain events a standby ambulance is stationed on site during the time of the event, also the Utah State Health Department will aid in locating a mass casualty response trailer on site. Currently there are 22 Automated External Defibrillators (AED) located across campus. AED locations
Officer Involved Shootings
To assist in transparency and to comply with state code 76-2-408, the protocol used for investigating officer involved shootings/officer involved critical incidents is available for review. SUU Police department supports and participants with the Iron Country Critical Incident Task Force. Investigative Protocol
Outside Security and Peace Officer Employment
Due to the potential conflict of interest no member of this department may engage in any outside or secondary employment as a private security guard, private investigator or other similar private security position.
Any private organization, entity or individual seeking special services for security or traffic control from members of this department must submit a written request to the Chief of Police in advance of the desired service. Such outside overtime will be assigned, monitored and paid through the Department.
- The applicant will be required to enter into an indemnification agreement prior to approval.
- The applicant will further be required to provide for the compensation and full benefits of all employees requested for such outside security services.
- Should such a request be approved, any employee working outside overtime shall be subject to the following conditions:
- The officer(s) shall wear the Department uniform/identification.
- The officer(s) shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the Department.
- No officer may engage in such outside employment during or at the site of a strike, lockout, picket or other physical demonstration of a labor dispute.
- Compensation for such approved outside security services shall be pursuant to normal overtime procedures.
- No officer may engage in outside employment as a peace officer for any other public agency without prior written authorization of the Chief of Police.
Drivers who receive a moving violation citation from University Police may be eligible to attend the University Traffic School. The class is generally offered on the second Thursday of each month and taught on campus. There is a $50.00 class fee and other requirements that must be met to be eligible. The class covers driving tips and areas of concern related to our community. For more information contact our office at 435-586-7793.