Security Monitor

Help support community safety.

Security Monitors identify and report possible criminal activity to the University of Minnesota Police Department. This is a zero physical intervention position. The U of M Police Department does not ask or want employees to physically intervene in possible criminal activity. Security Monitors do not make arrests or detain suspects.

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.


You do not need to be a criminal justice major to be a Security Monitor; students of all majors are encouraged to apply. The U of M Police Department 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 U of M Police Department website.