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Boise State Campus Security strives to keep students safe

Lt. Gallas Lt. Rob Gallas during the unveiling of the pink patrol car

Our Mission:

The mission of the Boise State Campus Security is to serve the campus community with professionalism, integrity and respect. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff, faculty, and visitors to work and learn.

Who We Are:

The department is headed by the executive director of Campus Security and Police Services, Jon Uda. Uda came to Boise State in 2009 after serving 25 years as a special agent with the FBI and 4 years as the assistant federal security director of law enforcement for the Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration.

The rest of the security team includes JoAnn Gilpin, the security operations manager. Gilpin began her career in campus security in 2002 as the assistant director of Campus Safety at The College of Idaho and has been with Boise State since August 2010.

Tana Monroe is Boise State’s threat assessment and security analysis manager and is responsible for proper Clery reporting and distribution of the University’s Annual Security Report. Before joining Boise State, Monroe spent 7.5 years with the City of Boise Police Department and acts as the liaison with our campus police contacts. Assisting Monroe on Clery compliance issues is the team’s newest edition, Elliot Cox, who came to us from the Ada County Prosecutor and before that Child Protective Services for the State of Oregon.

Don’t forget Rob Littrell, the emergency preparedness and continuity planning manager. As a retired US Air Force aviator/combat operations planner and former Ada City-County Emergency Management planner, Rob is the perfect person to ensure the campus is ready for any disaster. Littrell also manages BroncoAlert, which is Boise State’s emergency notification system (Littrell is the administrator for the BroncoAlert system).

You will probably see our security officer supervisor, Frank Harper, around campus. Harper came to Boise State in 2011, after eight years as head of security in the Meridian School District; he worked with Ada County Sheriff in investigations and trained with Special Weapons and Tactics teams. Reporting to Harper are seven full-time and seven part-time, Senior Security Officers that are trained in first aid, CPR, and AED certified, and that patrol the campus 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Campus Security and Police Services also contracts with the Boise Police Department to provide law enforcement services to the university campus and community. Six trained police officers, five dispatchers, and one lieutenant are responsible for law enforcement, crime prevention programs, reporting criminal activity, a 24/7 campus dispatch center and emergency response at Boise State.

What We Do:

Campus Security and Police Services primary functions include citizen assistance, emergency response, policy enforcement and buildings and ground security. We offer students, staff and faculty a variety of free services, including:
o   Security Escorts
o   Bike Registration (visit our office for the registration card or go to our website for the link)
o   Emergency telephones (blue light phones) located around campus
o   Residence hall security
o   Silent witness (anonymous suspicious behavior or crime reporting, located on our website)
o   Crime stoppers (343-COPS)
o   Online crime reporting (visit for online reporting)
o   Alarm system monitoring throughout campus
o   Lockouts and jumpstarts

Where We Are

Campus Security and Police Services is located in Capital Village at 2245 University Drive. Our office is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, so we are always available.

How To Contact Us

Stop by our office or call 426-6911 any time.
Visit us on the web:
E-mail us at:
You can also find out more about Campus Security and our services this summer at the BroncoVenture Orientations and the New Student Resource Fair.

2 Comments on Boise State Campus Security strives to keep students safe

  1. Home security system is very much necessary and significant nowadays. I'm always careful about my home security. My home is secure under 12 security camera around it and I've fire alarm system

  2. Security is a big concern nowadays whether it’s about making your home secure or providing security for staff or faculty, students and other workers in the work placeThey rushed to fix the lock and they want to fix it. Boise State Campus Security is providing a secure environment for the staff and students, which is appreciate able.

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