Brigham Young University. Security/Police

In 1975, the Brigham Young University Security department became the Brigham Young University Security/Police department. The purpose of the department is to protect campus and to regulate on-campus parking. The Chief of Campus Security was Robert W. Kelshaw (1975-1982). In 1982 the unit was renamed University Police.

Variant names

Brigham Young University. Security/Police Office

Brigham Young University. Department of Physical Plant. Security/Police

Brigham Young University. Student Life. Security/Police


Established: 1975

Abolished: 1982

Location: Provo, Utah (1975-1982)


The Security/Police provided protection on campus, maintaining contact with local police, offered fingerprinting, and controlled campus traffic and parking.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The BYU Security/Police department was subordinate to the Physical Plant Department from 1975 to 1979, and then was transferred to Student Life from 1979 to 1980. The administrator of the BYU Security/Police department was the BYU Chief of Police.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Physical Plant Dept. (1975-1979)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Student Life (1979-1982)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Traffic Office (1975-1982)

Earlier unit: BYU Security (1972)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. University Police (1982)

Associated Archival Materials

Creator of: Records, 1976-1995 (UA 1175)


Brigham Young University General Catalog of Courses 1974-1975 p. 67 (BYU Security)

Brigham Young University General Catalog of Courses 1975-1976 p. 39 (Security/Police, functions, Traffic Office); p. 249 (Robert W. Kelshaw)

Brigham Young University telephone directory 1982-1983: p. 41 (University Police)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2010-00014

LCCN: nr 95014455

Creator: UPB