• Groups of students walking outside on campus in the fall.

Public Safety

Public Safety (formerly Security Services) is responsible for law enforcement and security on campus. The primary function is to enforce State and University policies and be of assistance to faculty, staff, and students. The department's professional staff consists of a director and part-time officers. Officers are on duty primarily during the evening hours. The department emphasizes crime prevention by minimizing crime opportunities and encouraging students and employees to be responsible for their own and other's safety.

Need to report an incident? The following general incident reporting form is a resource for anyone seeking to report an incident: 

UMC General Incident Reporting Form

Sexual Misconduct

The University of Minnesota Crookston prohibits sexual misconduct in any form. UMN Crookston recognizes that sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence are attacks not only on a person's body but also on the person's dignity. UMN Crookston is committed to providing students and members of the University community with tools to prevent sexual misconduct from occurring.  Learn more at Responding to Sexual Misconduct site or use the form below to report.

Sexual Misconduct, Title IX & Stalking Reporting Form

University of Minnesota 24 Hour Crisis Line 

If the mental health crisis you are experiencing is not dangerous, but you wish to talk to someone immediately for assistance about what to do next, call this 24-hour help line:

Crisis Line
U of M Textline 
Text "UMN" to 61222

Campus Escort

Residential Life & Public Safety department offers the a Campus Escort service to all students, faculty and staff. This service includes building to building, building to car, and car to building walking escorts. The Campus Escorts are available by calling 218-280-4240.

Campus Security Authority

A Campus Security Authority (CSA) is someone who has been recognized by the Clery Act as a federally mandated reporter of crimes on campus. This form is tailored for those on the UMN Crookston campus who have been deemed a CSA, however anyone who is the victim of, or a bystander to, a crime may utilize this form to report the crime to the appropriate campus authorities.

CSA Crime Reporting Form

Safety and Crime Statistics

Safety and Crime Statistics

Campus Safety Plan

Crookston Campus Safety: Plan to assess and improve campus safety
Updated December 2, 2022

Current UMN Crookston Crime and Fire Statistics

View the 2023 Crime and Fire Log

Crookston Campus 2022 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR) Cover

Crookston Campus Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

2022 Safety & Security on Campus - Crookston Campus Annual Security & Fire Safety Report PDF File Icon
(includes statistics from 2021, 2020, and 2019) updated September 2022

It is University policy to encourage the reporting of all crimes committed on campus and to assist victims of those crimes. 

Anyone interested in reviewing or receiving a copy of the crime log can contact Savala DeVoge (devog007@crk.umn.edu or 218-281-8505), Dean of Student Engagement & Wellness. 

Sexual Assault Data Report

Minn. Stat. § 135A.15, subd. 6 requires postsecondary institutions to annually report statistics on sexual assault to the Office of Higher Education (OHE). The following data is provided by each postsecondary institution; OHE calculates state totals based on that data.

Download the 2016 Sexual Assault Data Report PDF File Icon

Information on Registered Sex Offenders

Information regarding potential, registered sex offenders who may live or work in the local region can be found on the Minnesota State Department of Corrections website and the North Dakota Sex Offender website . Additional questions may be answered by contacting the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 218-281-0431.

Minnesota Crime Statistics

Minnesota and the City of Crookston remain low in crime per capita compared with other states and communities.
Predatory Offender information can be obtained from:

  1. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA)
  2. Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC)

Parking on Campus

Parking on Campus

All faculty, staff and students (including full and part time) who park motor vehicles on the UMC campus are required to purchase and display a valid UMC parking permit on their vehicle. Permits may be purchased at the Business Affairs Office located at 121 Selvig Hall.

All lots are monitored randomly on a daily basis by security personnel. Ticket fines are paid to the Business Affairs Office (121 Selvig Hall). Unauthorized vehicles in loading zones, no parking zones, reserved parking spaces, and handicapped spaces are subject to be ticketed, towed and stored at owners expense. Violators who have received more than two tickets during the academic year will be subject to be towed and stored at the owner's expense for each subsequent ticket.

Faculty, Staff and Student Permits

For more information on faculty, staff and student permit types, prices, guidelines and enforcement please visit the Business Affairs Office.

Visitor Parking

Visitor permits are available at the Security Services Office in Centennial Hall, the Business Affairs Office in Selvig Hall or other UMC department offices and are valid for no longer than one business day. Vehicles with Visitor Permits without the current date and a valid signature will be cited.
Campus Maps & Parking Lots

Limited number of visitor parking permitted in these designated areas:

  • 30 min campus visitor parking across from Selvig Hall entrance
  • 30 min Bookstore visitor parking behind Sargeant Student Center in Lot A
  • 30 min Eagles Nest take-out parking in front of Sahlstrom Conference Center entrance
  • University & Alumni Relations visitor parking in Lot G near Kiehle Building Auditorium entrance
  • All other campus visitors staying longer than 30 minutes can get a one-day "Visitor Parking Permit" from the Public Safety Office in Centennial Hall, the Business Office in Selvig Hall or other UMC offices.

View more campus maps

Parking Policy


Tickets may be appealed in writing by notifying the Public Safety Office at 236 Sargeant Student Center. For information on parking appeal procedures call Public Safety (218-281-8815) or fill out the online parking appeal form.

Parking Appeal Form

SAFE-U Emergency Notification

SAFE-U Emergency Notification

SAFE-U (formerly known as TXT-U) is the University of Minnesota's emergency notification text messaging system. It uses the Everbridge platform and allows the University to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, and visitors in emergency situations. If you received TXT-U messages in the past, you have been automatically opted into SAFE-U. The system is in use on all five campuses of the U of M, and messages are campus-specific. Students, faculty, and staff are automatically registered to receive messages from the campus where you are primarily affiliated.

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SAFE-U Alerts Self Help Guide

SAFE-U emergency messages are sent to alert students, faculty, and staff on-campus during dangerous conditions. For example, severe storm warnings, building evacuations, or equal threats of danger. While SAFE-U retains information privacy the service also comes at no charge to students. However, cell phone carrier text plan rates and fees may vary upon the current text message package assigned. Learn more about SAFE-U at safe-u.umn.edu.

Reporting Stolen or Lost Items

Reporting Stolen or Lost Items

To report stolen or lost items, please contact Security Services: 218-281-8815.

Policies and Procedures

Department Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty & Staff

Parking Enforcement Officer
(218) 281-8815
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Parking Enforcement Officer
Parking Enforcement Officer
(218) 281-8815

Public Safety

University of Minnesota Crookston

236 Sargeant Student Center

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8815, 218-280-4240



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