Public Safety

The Public Safety Department provides safety and security to the campus community and continually strives to foster a higher quality of life and a safe and secure environment where diverse, social, cultural and academic values are allowed to develop and prosper.

About the Department

The Department of Public Safety is a division of Bemidji State University’s Office of Finance and Administration. This department is responsible for all campus security, environmental health & safety and parking enforcement at both BSU and Northwest Technical College (NTC). The President of BSU has granted the Department of Public Safety the authority to take appropriate actions necessary to maintain a safe and secure environment on all property owned, leased or occupied by BSU and NTC.

NTC Campus Crime Report

The Department of Public Safety publishes the Annual Campus Crime Report each year. The report is distributed to all potential students and employees. All current students, faculty and staff are emailed information that briefly describes the content of the report and also the exact Internet address where it can be found. By clicking the link above you can download a complete copy of the Annual Campus Crime Report. If you experience problems please contact the Department of Public Safety, lower Walnut Hall (218) 755-3888. The report contains information regarding campus safety and security as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Pursuant to the Act, the Department of Public Safety monitors criminal activity and publishes this report containing a three-year statistical history of select crimes or incidents that occur. The statistics are gathered from four specific geographic areas; 1) campus including residence halls, 2) residence halls, 3) public property that is adjacent to campus, 4) non-campus university property or university sanctioned buildings or property.

NTC Daily Crime Log

The purpose of the daily crime log is to record all criminal incidents and alleged criminal incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety. Any portion of the log that is older than 60 days will be made available within two business days of a request for public inspection. The latest crime logs (sorted by month) may be found at the bottom of this page.

The Department of Public Safety may temporarily withhold information only if there is clear and convincing evidence that the release of information would:

• jeopardize an ongoing investigation;
• jeopardize the safety of an individual;
• cause a suspect to flee or evade detection; or
• result in the destruction of evidence.



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November — December 2022: No Incidents
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