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.

Questions? Email [email protected].

How to Apply

For more information or to apply for this position, call 612-624-5683 or email [email protected]. Additional information regarding this position is available on the University of Minnesota Police Department website.

Staff Safety

Following University Sunrise Plan and public health guidance, we are working to support our staff so they can work as safely as possible while maintaining protective measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Staff will be required to wear face coverings (provided if needed), hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies will be provided in workspaces, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted in high-touch areas, and staff should conduct self-checks for fever prior to each shift and report any illness to their supervisor.