Brigham Young University. University Traffic Dept.

The BYU University Traffic Department was founded in 1960. Its primary responsibilities were vehicular registration and the enforcement of traffic and parking rules. The University Traffic Department was disbanded in 1972 in a period of restructuring. The administrator of the University Traffic Department was initially Leonard E. Christensen (1960-1961), followed by Swen Nielsen (1961-1972).

Variant names

Brigham Young University. Security Office. University Traffic Department


Established: 1960

Abolished: 1972

Location: Provo, Utah (1960-1972)


The University Traffic Department registered vehicles that would be used in Provo, UT, and made certain that campus traffic and parking rules and regulations were enforced.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The BYU University Traffic Department was a subdivision of the Security Office. The administrator of the department was the Chief of the Security Office.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Security Office (1960-1972)


Wilkinson, Ernest L. & Arrington, Leonard J., eds. Brigham Young University: the first hundred years, vol. 3, (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1976), p.270 (Swen Nielsen; Chief)

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog Issue 1960-61, p. 7 (Leonard E. Christensen); p. 83 (University Traffic Department, functions)

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog Issue 1962-1964, p. 408 (Swen Nielsen)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2010-00018

Creator: UPB