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
March 5: On-campus classes canceled – Minneapolis and Rochester
Due to hazardous weather and travel conditions today, March 5, Augsburg University has canceled classes that begin after 3 p.m. in its Minneapolis location and has moved scheduled Rochester classes to online. Faculty with labs that start earlier than 3 p.m. but continue past 3 p.m. are encouraged to end early. Students are encouraged to consult the course Moodle site for additional information and alternative coursework from their instructors.
Although classes are canceled, Augsburg is not suspending normal operations. Employees should coordinate schedules and work arrangements with their supervisors as needed while ensuring safety.
For information on specific campus facilities, services and events — including this afternoon’s sessions with the Choral Director in Music candidate — see Campus Facilities, Services and Events Weather Updates.
In compliance with the Timely Notice provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred outside of the Lindell Library on the Minneapolis Campus.
REPORTED OFFENSE: Robbery
On Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at 2:10 p.m., a robbery occurred behind Lindell Library. A staff member was approached from behind and had what appeared to be a gray-colored handgun pointed at them. The suspect took the victim’s bags and asked if they had any money. When told no, the suspect ran northbound on 21st Avenue South toward Riverside Avenue.
SUSPECT (as described by victim):
Black male, 5’8″, thin build, late teens/early 20s, wearing black or navy jacket with hood, sagging blue jeans with white boxers visible
STATUS: This incident remains under investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department and the Augsburg University Department of Public Safety. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.
Augsburg University has suspend normal operations at its Minneapolis and Rochester locations today, January 22, due to hazardous weather and travel conditions. All classes that begin after 3:30 p.m. are canceled. Some instructors may make arrangements to hold classes via Zoom or make alternative plans for canceled classes. Students are encouraged to consult the course Moodle site for additional information and alternative coursework from their instructors.
While normal campus activities are suspended, essential services are maintained. Examples of essential services may include security, maintenance, residential and food service operations, and custodial services. Employees should check with their supervisors if they have questions about their schedule. Human Resources will provide information about how to code employee time.
Some facilities and services will remain open or have adjusted schedules. See Campus Facilities and Services Weather Updates for specific information.
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TIMELY NOTICE BULLETIN
January 21, 2018
In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred outside of Anderson Residence Hall on the Minneapolis Campus.
REPORTED OFFENSE: Resident student was standing near Anderson Hall entrance looking at phone. Resident was approached by two suspects who were asking for the time. After approaching and repeating the question, first suspect displayed a black semi-automatic pistol which was kept in his waistband. Suspect demanded wallet, shoulder bag and cell phone. Resident was told to remove the SIM card from the phone. Suspect reportedly disabled the GPS setting. Both suspects fled westbound toward 20th Avenue South. Additional witness reported a black Honda or Accura accelerating at a high rate of speed on 20th Avenue toward Riverside.
SUSPECTS: Descriptions as reported by victim:
Suspect #1 (displayed weapon): Somali male late teens-early 20’s, thin, 130 lbs, 5-10 to 6-0, waist high black jacket with maroon hoodie underneath, appeared to be short black hair underneath hood, no facial hair
Suspect #2: Somali male late teens-early 20’s, thin, 6-0 to 6-2, gray hooded sweat shirt and khaki pants
STATUS: This incident remains under investigation by the Augsburg College Department of Public Safety and the Minneapolis Police Department. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact DPS at 612-330-1717.
Augsburg College DPS works diligently to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for our students, staff, faculty and visitors. We ask your assistance in working toward that goal. Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available at our website: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Public Safety
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
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.