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Posted on September 22, 2017

There may be times when you’re concerned about a student in your class or an advisee, you’re bothered by a roommate acting differently, or you’re unsure about a student’s behavior. If you are concerned about a student’s wellbeing, but you’re unsure of what to do: contact the campus CARE Team. Some specific reasons (but not all of them) include: suicide ideation, depression, substance abuse, disruptive behavior in class, making violent statements, feeling threatened by a student, and concerns for a student’s welfare.  Read the rest of this entry →

Schumann to step down in January, search to begin for new MSUM Public Safety Director

Posted on September 22, 2017

Jim Schumann, MSUM’s Public Safety Director, has submitted his resignation effective January 5, 2018. A search committee will be formed immediately to conduct a search for his successor.

Jim came to MSUM as Public Safety Director in March 2016. After 27 years in safety and security at different campuses, being on call 24 hours a day seven days a week and commuting from the Twin Cities area, Jim is ready for the next chapter in his life.

“During his time with MSUM, Jim displayed passion for campus safety and security and made important progress in the development of the University’s emergency management and continuity of operations planning,” said Jean Hollaar, Vice President of Finance and Administration.

Add your contact preferences for Dragon Alert emergency notifications

Posted on September 21, 2017

If you haven’t already, add your contact preferences for Dragon Alert emergency notifications.

Don’t be the last one to know what’s going on!

Learn about campus closures and MSUM/neighborhood emergencies as soon as they happen (so you can avoid driving to school in a snow storm or potentially dangerous situation near campus).  Read the rest of this entry →

Arrests made in textbook thefts

Posted on August 24, 2017

Two Houston, Tex., men have been taken into custody on burglary charges related to textbook thefts from several university campuses.  In February, two individuals were caught on video by security cameras inside the MSUM Center for Business where several textbooks were reported missing from locked offices.

The individuals were identified by the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Police after more than 60 textbooks valued at more than $12,000 were taken from that campus.  Other campuses hit include UW-River Falls, UW-Stout, and NDSU.  According to a UW-Green Bay news release, one of the suspects was surrounded by thousands of textbooks and in the process of selling them online when taken into custody. 

“MSUM Public Safety provided our security video to UW-Green Bay investigators,” said MSUM Public Safety Director James Schumann. “The video helped them identify both suspects and their vehicle.”

Planned IT Maintenance

Posted on June 19, 2017

On Tuesday June 20, 2017, starting at 9 a.m., there will be planned IT Maintenance. We will be upgrading one of our database servers. The down time of each application may vary as we move the applications to the new environment. This planned maintenance will affect the following applications.

  • Accessibility Services
  • Alumni SOS form
  • Bookstore Fin Aid Changing
  • Bookstore Course Schedule
  • Budget Requests
  • Career Services and Academic Success Request System
  • Chemical Inventory Manager
  • Chemistry Exit Survey
  • CIBS – Dragon Consulting Student Application
  • Clearinghouse
  • College for Kids
  • Data Warehouse Security Requests
  • Dean’s List/Graduation List
  • DIARY/Cooperating Teacher Survey
  • Directory Manager
  • Distance Dragon Card
  • Dragon Card
  • DragonFire membership tracking
  • Driver License Verification
  • Event Attendance
  • Film equipment Checkout
  • Financial Aid Scholarship Manager
  • Hendrix Immunization Form
  • Housing forms
  • HR forms
  • IT application Inventory
  • IT forms
  • IT person Verify
  • ITS forms
  • Key/Card forms
  • KMSC song log
  • MSUM mobile app
  • Name Badge Ordering Form
  • Nursing Online Application
  • Online Course Evaluations
  • Paralegal Internship Manager
  • Parking Permit Request
  • Positive Pay
  • Retiree Directory Manager
  • Scholarship Listing
  • SCJ Camera Checkout
  • Security Photos and New Prox Cards
  • SPA – Events Form
  • Transcript Requesting
  • Wellness Center
  • Work orders (Housing and Main)

Active Shooter Training on June 20

Posted on June 12, 2017

Tuesday, June 20 | 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. | CMU Ballroom

If you were unable to attend the presentations that were offered in February, you are encouraged to attend an active shooter presentation specifically addressing colleges and other education/government environments.  The presentation will include information on what to do in an active shooter situation to increase the probability of survival and potential pre-event indicators of a person preparing to embark on a mass violence event. The topic will also instruct attendees in using “Active Listening Skills” to assist people with preventing an active shooter situation and not just surviving one.  Read the rest of this entry →

Alertus Desktop Alert

Posted on May 19, 2017

Introducing Alertus Desktop. As an additional means of receiving Dragon Alert emergency notifications, a full-screen desktop warning is being made available for all work-issued PC’s and Macs.  Read the rest of this entry →

Schumann presents at IACLEA Mid America Regional Conference

Posted on May 11, 2017

Jim Schumann, MSUM Director of Public Safety, presented two different sessions at the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Mid America Regional Conference in Kansas City April 2-3.  Read the rest of this entry →

Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week

Posted on April 19, 2017

Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 17-21, 2017. This annual public event is designed to remind the public that it is essential to plan ahead for Minnesota’s severe spring and summer weather. MSUM Public Safety encourages all members of the campus community to be aware of building evacuation routes and severe weather safe areas on campus. These routes and areas are identified on the emergency plans which are posted in conspicuous locations in our campus classrooms, meeting areas, departments and residence halls. View an example of an emergency planRead the rest of this entry →

Two men suspected of stealing textbooks at NDSU may have been at MSUM

Posted on March 02, 2017

MSUM Public Safety is asking that people report incidents of stolen textbooks following an NDSU alert last week that two men are suspected of stealing high value textbooks.

In the alert, NDSU Police said that on February 23 between 5:40 p.m. and 10:45 p.m., two males entered multiple locked offices in NDSU’s Barry Hall and stole a large number of textbooks. “It appears that the suspects are mostly interested in stealing text books related to subjects like, but not limited to: Accounting, Economics and Econometric.”

MSUM Public Safety Director Jim Schumann said the suspects were seen on video at MSUM’s Center for Business on Friday, February 24, 2017, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. MSUM Public Safety has taken several reports of missing books from offices in the Center for Business and asks that anyone missing textbooks or sees any suspicious individuals to call Public Safety. If you can identify either of these individuals, please call Public Safety at 477-2449. Thank you.  Read the rest of this entry →

FBI active shooter training tomorrow

Posted on February 14, 2017

All MSUM faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend an active shooter presentation specifically addressing colleges and other education environments. The presentations will include information on what to do in an active shooter situation to increase the probability of survival and potential pre-event indicators of a person preparing to embark on a mass violence event. The topic will also instruct attendees in using “Active Listening Skills” to assist people with preventing an active shooter situation and not just surviving one.

The same presentation will be offered at the following times:

  • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017
  • Times: 6:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.
  • Location: MSUM Campus, CMU Room 205

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Parking and Key/Card Staffing Change

Posted on November 14, 2016

Shane Kelly has been activated for military duty and will be on leave for at least a year. To ensure you continue to receive a high-level of service in the parking and key/card office, Public Safety Sergeant Jessica Jorgensen has been assigned to work in these areas for the duration of Shane’s absence. You can contact Jessica at 218-477-2675, email or go to the parking website at

Jim Schumann, Director of Public Safety

Public Safety Offering Free RAD Course

Posted on May 19, 2016

Interested in a free basic self-defense course? The Department of Public Safety is offering a free RAD course this summer. We’re certified to teach female participants, and welcome employees, students, and community members to join us.  Read the rest of this entry →

Public Safety Offering Free Rape Aggression Defense Course

Posted on May 17, 2016

The MSUM Department of Public Safety is offering a free RAD class this summer, and wants to invite faculty and staff to participate! Our trained instructors are certified to instruct female participants in Basic Physical Defense, and welcome our campus colleagues to participate.  Read the rest of this entry →

University Traffic and Parking Regulations Survey

Posted on April 29, 2016

Interested in providing feedback on the proposed changes to the University’s Traffic & Parking Regulations? Take this short survey to let us know your thoughts.

Your feedback is important, thank you for taking time to let us know how you feel about the proposed changes to MSUM’s parking regulations.

Provide Feedback on MSUM Traffic and Parking Regulations

Posted on April 21, 2016

Interested in providing feedback on the proposed changes to the University’s Traffic and Parking Regulations? Take our short survey and comment on the changes that are currently being proposed by the Facility, Grounds and Safety Committee.

Your feedback is important, and we appreciate your responses!

Take the short survey here:

MSUM new hires

Posted on March 14, 2016

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to MSU Moorhead. Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know “It’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!”

March 4, 2016
Vincent Williams,  Adjunct, School of Teaching and Learning

March 14, 2016
James Schumann, Public Safety Director, Public Safety

Elizabeth Maleki, OAS Intermediate (Temporary), Music

Lockdown test to take place Monday, February 15

Posted on February 09, 2016

As part of MSUM’s commitment to safety and security, a lockdown test of all doors with card-access functionality will be performed on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.  This is President’s Day so there aren’t any classes being held.  There will not be any alarms or other disruptions so you will be able to continue all usual work activities and do not need to take any action.

During the test, all interior and exterior doors with card access functionality will be remotely locked and access cards/fobs will not work.  If you are expecting a visitor during this time, please arrange to meet them so you can let them into your building.  Read the rest of this entry →

RAD for Women Course

Posted on February 04, 2016

Interested in signing up for MSUM’s free RAD class? Our Instructors, who are certified to teach the RAD for Women Course, are offering a free class this semester. To get more information, or to register for the class, please email

Director of Public Safety Candidates Open Forum Announcement

Posted on February 01, 2016

The university community is invited to attend open forums for three finalists for the Director of Public Safety position. Open forums will be held at the following times:

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