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University Police Department

The University Police Department (UPD) provides year round 24/7 law enforcement service for South Dakota State University. Police officers are state trained and certified with full law enforcement authority.

Currently the University Police Department is comprised of 14 state certified law enforcement officers. Lead by the Chief of Police, the department has a Deputy Chief of Police, 3 Sergeants, 1 Corporal, 8 Patrol Officers and 4 part-time Officers.

The department is responsible for protecting the campus community, ensuring a safe environment for continued education and research, providing enhanced security for the campus infrastructure and large scale public events, investigating crimes, providing uniformed patrol, deterring and detecting criminal activity and other policing services as needed.

The South Dakota State University Police Department has been accredited through the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) since 2017.

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Rieger named February's Civil Service Employee of the Month

Marc Rieger ’08 is February’s Civil Service Employee of the Month at South Dakota State University. His reception will start at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the SDSU Police Department.

SDSU Police Department receives IACLEA reaccreditation

The South Dakota State University Police Department became one of the nation’s nearly 50 departments to earn reaccreditation by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

Accreditation assessment team invites public to comment on UPD

The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators will have an assessment team examine all aspects of the South Dakota State University Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operation and support services starting Sunday, according to SDSU Chief Tim Heaton.