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Requesting Officers for Special Events

The University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) offers a variety of services for special security needs on the Twin Cities Campus. University of Minnesota departments and organizations may hire UMPD Officers and/or Student Security Monitors to work events such as dances, parties, seminars/lectures, sporting events, fun runs/fundraising events and other functions. Departments and organizations requesting sworn police personnel or student security monitors will be billed for the service. There are two options for receiving special police and security assistance depending on the type of event you are hosting and what your needs are.

Although you can request either a Police Officer or a Student Security Monitor, in order to ensure the safety of UMPD personnel and event attendees, the UMPD reserves the right to determine whether Police Officers or Student Security Monitors are assigned to work an event. For the same reason, the UMPD also reserves the right to make the ultimate determination on the number of personnel assigned to your event. Only UMPD Police Officers and Student Security Monitors can work events on the Twin Cities Campus where a police or security presence is required or desired.

 

Uniformed/Plain Clothes Police Officers

UMPD Police Officers are licensed by the State of Minnesota as Peace Officers and they can provide security for an event in which physical intervention may be required, such as a dance, party, or reception where there is a large crowd or an event in which alcohol is being served. Police Officers are also available to provide traffic control for events such as fun runs, bicycle rally's and other events that draw additional vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

Police officer and supervisor services cost a flat rate of $83.00/hour from 6/16/2014 through 6/14/2015 with a three hour minimum. For example, if you request two officers to work for three hours, you will be charged for six hours of police services. If your event requires more than three police officers, a supervisor will be assigned to the event as well and the rate will remain the same. Be prepared to provide a Fund/Dept ID/Program number or billing address along with the departmental accountant contact information upon request of the service.

Rates subject to change if event is scheduled in the next fiscal year.

If you would like to hire police officers for your facility or event, please click on the link below to complete an on-line application form. Once you submit a request form, you will receive an e-mail confirmation within five days.

Please submit the form at least three weeks prior to your event. If the event is less than two weeks away, complete the request form and call Sergeant Erik Stenemann at 612-626-1699 or Lieutenant Swanson at 612-624-9560 to determine whether or not the UMPD is able to provide personnel for the event.

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