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Brigham Young University. Security/Police



  • Existence: 1975 - 1982

Administrative History

The Security/Police was a law enforcement division of Brigham Young University. Previously known as the Security Office or BYU Security, they were renamed in 1975 and initially remained under the direction of the Physical Plant. The were charged with the responsibility for protecting campus, coordinating with local police departments, and parking management on campus. The Security/Police chief during the period was Robert W. Kelshaw. In 1979 the department was transferred to Student Life, and was then renamed University Police in 1982.

BYU Organizational History Project website, via WWW, Oct. 22, 2013 (Brigham Young University Security/Police; previously known as BYU Security, renamed in 1975; responsible for protecting campus, coordinating with local police departments, and parking management; under direction of the Physical Plant, 1975-1979; under direction of Student Life, 1979-1982; chief, Robert W. Kelshaw; renamed University Police in 1982)

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University health and safety records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231235539]
Identifier: UA 1037
Scope and Contents

Contains a Workers' Compensation pamphlet, campus safety and security booklet, university student health plan, and security report.

Dates: 1992-2002

Photograph of Leonard E. Christensen

 Digital Record
Identifier: UAP2_F212_p212centerleft

University Police media releases

 Collection — Carton 1: [Barcode: 31197235217244]
Identifier: UA 5544
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1960-1984; 1990-1998

University Police records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1175
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and meeting minutes documenting the activities of the BYU Police Department.

Dates: 1976-1995