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.

How to Apply


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.