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Department of Public Safety


Welcome to Augsburg University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) website. Our department is comprised of security professionals and outstanding student workers. DPS offers an array of services including first response to emergency and non-emergency calls, report taking, regular campus patrols, escort services, parking enforcement and services, keys/fob access controls, and communications center. We serve the Augsburg community and it’s guests 24/7/365 to provide assistance in the most efficient and timely manner, while keeping in mind the safety and security for every one involved.

DPS is located in the Urness/Mortensen lobby (the two tall towers adjacent to I-94). Our number is 612-330-1717 (or 1717 from any campus phone).


Recent News and Announcements

2017 Annual Security Report Available 

Augsburg University is committed to assisting all members of the Augsburg community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire safety compliance document is available here under  Crime Alerts and Logs and can be found using the following link:

If you would like to receive the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety at 801 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (612) 330-1717.

The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, public safety law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned and controlled by Augsburg University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Augsburg University Department of Public Safety.



911Shield Public Safety App goes LIVE today

The Augsburg Department of Public Safety is now offering a free safety app to serve as an additional communication tool for our students, staff and faculty.

The 911Shield app offers four major features — emergency calling, submit a tip, safety check and student emergency procedures.

“We are excited to launch this service as we believe it is an excellent enhancement to the strong safety measures that are already in place here on campus”. Director Scott Brownell




Street Closures and Lot A Parking Reassignment for Summer Months 

In order to accommodate the next phase of the HCSBR construction project, Augsburg University will be closing South 7th Street and the majority of 21st Avenue South. These closures will begin on Monday, May 1st and will remain in place until Friday, September 1st. We will also be designating Lot A (which currently houses car pool parking spaces) as construction related parking only. Special permits will be assigned and violators will be removed. As a reminder, parking during summer months is allowed with any 2016/2017 parking permit in surface lots B, D, C, K and L. Summer permits are currently being sold for those who did not possess a 2016/2017 permit.


Use of Recreational Facilities in Kennedy Center/Si Melby Hall

The Augsburg Department of Public Safety would like to remind our entire campus community that facility use in Kennedy Center and Sci Melby Hall is for students, staff, faculty, alumni and authorized users. Members of these groups are not permitted to host guests in this space. Check-in procedures after regular business hours will be enforced and an appropriate picture ID will be required. Fob access will also be required after 5:00pm daily. Those found not in compliance will be asked to leave and may be legally prohibited from returning to Augsburg’s campus. Any student, staff, faculty, alumni or authorized user who intentionally violates or attempts to circumvent this policy may lose access privileges as well as face appropriate disciplinary actions.