Brigham Young University. Security Office
- Existence: 1952 - 1975
The Security Office (1952-1975) was a department of Brigham Young University created to protect students and faculty.
Brigham Young University Security Office was founded in 1952 in for the purpose of protecting BYU students and faculty. The Security Office also regulated parking and vehicles. In 1956, Security Office began a campus lost and found service. The Security Office also acted as a liason between BYU and the local police, providing fingerprinting services and running the campus ambulance service. The Security Office had three administrators: Leonard E. Christensen (1952-1961), Swen C. Nelson (1961-1974), and Robert W. Kelshaw (1974-1975). The Security Office was abolished and replaced by Security/Police in 1975.
Citation:Register to the records of the BYU Security Office, 198-?: t.p.
BYU Organizational History website, via WWW, August 2019 (Brigham Young University Security Office; est. 1952; abolished 1972; created to protect students and faculty; office also regulated parking and vehicles; 1956, began a campus lost and found office; acted as liason between BYU and the local police; provided fingerprinting services, ran the campus ambulance service; administrators included Leonard E. Christensen (1952-1961), Swen C. Nelson (1961-1974), and Robert W. Kelshaw (1974-1975))
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Student Personnel Services director correspondence, 1952-1953
Student Personnel Services director records
Student Personnel Services director records on enrollment and scholarships, 1946-1960
Student Personnel Services director records on Student Union, 1953-1959
Student Personnel Services director reports, 1949-1961
Student Personnel Services director subject files, 1931-1954
Student Personnel Services records
Contains correspondence, reports, procedures, statistics, memoranda, and minutes concerning student organizations, activities, academic standards, orientations, discontinuances, housing, Indian program, traffic violations, accidents, veterans affairs, and security reports. Materials date from between 1955 and 1965.
University Police media releases
Includes media releases, original and photocopied newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to security and Police Department activity on Brigham Young University campus, 1960-1984 and 1990-1998.