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Student Safety and Security at Boise State

Submitted By Tana Monroe, Director – Security, Police, and Event Operations

Your student’s safety is important to us. Boise State’s Department of Public Safety operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide police and security services to the campus and community. Here are some resources you and your student should know about.

The 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report outlines crime statistics, campus safety resources, and campus safety policies. Ryan Lawrence, a Boise State senior said, “I read the Annual Security Report every year to ensure that I’m aware of all the resources that the university provides, as well as any spikes in crime that could affect me.”  View the security report here.

The Rave Guardian mobile application is available to anyone with a Boise State email address. This free, smartphone-based safety application connects end users directly with Boise State’s Department of Public Safety and/or local law enforcement dispatch centers. Here are some of the features your student can use at their discretion:

  • Text or call for safety tops or to request help
  • Designate “guardians” who will be notified of their location
  • Two-way communication between your student and a law enforcement dispatcher
  • Allows your student’s location, medical, and biographical data to be automatically displayed to law enforcement dispatchers when the app is activated

Learn more about the Rave Guardian app here.

BroncoAlert is a phone and text-based system that allows the university to notify students, faculty and staff when there is an emergency on or near campus. BroncoAlert isl only be used in critical situations, including weather emergencies, with potential to affect health or safety.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to register for Bronco Alerts at the start of every semester.  Here’s how:

  • Go to
  • Type in “Boise State University.”
  • Click on the “Register” button (on the right side).
  • Fill in your information and agree to the terms/conditions.
  • Confirm your cell carrier and mobile number.
  • All done!

Get more information about campus safety and security here.