University Police

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The University Police Department is committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for the University community. We are located in the Davidson Building, directly south of the ID Weeks Library. Our office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and an officer is always available and on-call. patchandbadge


Our staff consists of full-time Police Officers and part-time security staff. Full-time Police Officers are sworn in as Vermillion City Deputy Police Officers and receive the same training as other city Police Officers. Each Officer is required to attend the South Dakota Law Enforcement Academy. In addition to law enforcement, we respond to all medical emergencies on campus.

Important Phone Numbers:
  • Police, Fire, Medical Emergencies (from campus phones):  9-911
  • Non-emergencies:  677-5342

Pete Jensen, Director
E-mail: Pete.Jensen@usd.edu
Telephone: 605-677-5342

myU Additional online resources and information for Students, Faculty & Staff are available in myU Portal on the Health & Safety Tab.