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About Central Security

Central Security designs, installs, maintains, and monitors all University of Minnesota security systems. We improve security on all campuses using both physical and electronic systems; allowing faculty, staff and students to focus on their work.

We partner with departments to develop and implement security plans for both renovations and new construction, aligning technology with the needs of the University community.


  • People are safe
  • People feel safe
  • Services are provided with fairness and respect


To create and promote a safe and secure environment for the University community through proactive, impartial, and innovative services.

Goal & Purpose

To develop and support an environment in which University community members can safely achieve their educational, research, and employment goals without fear of concern for their personal safety.

KeyTrak Guardian

Department History

July 1, 2002

In an effort to centralize physical and electronic security systems on campus after the events of 9/11, five units from across the University were combined to create the Department of Central Security (DCS).

  • Access Services (originally housed in Facilities Management)
  • Monitoring Services (originally housed in Parking and Transportation Services)
  • Technical Services (originally housed in Classroom Management)
  • Locksmith Services (originally housed in Facilities Management)
  • Business Services (newly created in July 2002)

July 24, 2007

The Security ID Badge program was created under Central Security's business services unit.



Bob Janoski
Phone: (612) 624-1730

Steve Jorgenson
Assistant Director
Phone: (612) 625-8953

DCS Org Chart (PDF)


For available job openings, please visit the University Job Center website.

DCS hires students, as well as part-time and full-time staff. Motivated people who want to make the University a comfortable environment for all students, staff, and visitors are the cornerstone of our department.


Emergency Communication Common Links

Code Blue Emergency Phone

Partnering Units

University of Minnesota Police Department

Department of Emergency Management

Facilities Management

Capital Planning and Project Management

Department of Environmental Health and Safety

Parking and Transportation Services

U Card Office

Office of Classroom Management


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