About Us

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the mission of the South Dakota Mines Public Safety Department to preserve the safety of the students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the property of the university and to provide professional quality law enforcement and safety protection. This shall be accomplished by continually adapting to the needs of the university community while expanding the education, training, experience, and duties of the Police and Safety Officers employed by the Public Safety Department. The department strives to provide a safe and secure environment that is conducive to preparing students for leadership roles in engineering and science, while building enhanced partnerships, and acquire the critical resources to accomplish shared visions and strategic priorities.

The department consists of the Chief (Certified Law Enforcement), two safety officers, one parking and safety officer, and student safety officers.

Police Services:

  • Enforcement of Local laws, rules, State traffic & Criminal and Federal laws
  • Crime Investigation
  • Apprehension of Offenders
  • Prevention and Safety education to campus
  • Jump start vehicles
  • Event Security
  • Uniformed patrol
  • Unlocking motor vehicles in event of a lockout

Safety Services:

  • Traffic, parking and rule enforcement
  • Prevention and Safety education to campus
  • Jump start vehicles
  • Event Security
  • Uniformed patrol
  • Unlocking motor vehicles in event of a lockout