Security Monitor

Help support community safety.

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Security Monitors identify and report possible criminal activity to the University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD). This is a zero physical intervention position—UMPD does not ask or want Security Monitors to physically intervene or to make arrests/detain suspects when observing possible criminal activity. 

Security Monitors are a proactive presence, discouraging criminals before they act and help reduce risks to people and property. Monitors enforce campus and building-specific rules and policies, including reporting maintenance problems such as malfunctioning lights or inoperable phones.


Students of all majors are encouraged to apply (you do not need to be a criminal justice major. The UMPD is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. No experience is necessary; all training is provided and paid. Applicants must pass a complete background check prior to employment.

Additional details are available on the University of Minnesota Police Department website.