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About Event Security


The mission of the Boise State University Department of Public Safety is to serve the campus community with professionalism, integrity, and respect.  We are committed to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff, faculty, and visitors to work and learn. In an effort to fulfill that mission, the Department of Public Safety is dedicated to assisting student groups, faculty and third party event organizers in producing safe and successful events on campus. Many resources are available within the Department of Public Safety to assist event organizers in developing the appropriate and necessary safety and security measures for a wide range of events.

The Boise State University Department of Public Safety may require certain levels of safety and security at an event based on analysis of several factors including but not limited to:

  • Event Type (festival, concert, sporting event, sale or vending event, political event, student organization event, speaker, etc.)
  • Projected attendance
  • Location of event or venue
  • Access level (public event, ticketed event, invite only, etc.)
  • Health and safety concerns
  • Parking, transportation or traffic plans/impact
  • Any existing or planned security measures
  • Number of University staff that will be present
  • Other events taking place on campus
  • Prior negative contact with law enforcement by event or event organizers
  • Effect to normal campus operations and/or impact on the academic mission of the university