Message from the Chief


Dixie State University’s Department of Public Safety is here to Protect, Serve, and Educate our Trailblazer community. Working in partnership with students, staff, faculty, and our DSU community, we strive to provide a safe and secure environment for all.

At Dixie State University, public safety is a shared responsibility. The DSU community plays a vital role in helping keep our campus safe. We encourage you to report anything concerning immediately.

The Dixie State University Police Department (DSUPD) is certified by the State of Utah, and is the only university police department in Utah accredited by the Utah Chiefs of Police Association. All DSUPD police officers are certified through Utah’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Every officer receives forty or more hours of annual in-service and specialized training. Areas of training include situational de-escalation, implicit bias, crime prevention and awareness, first aid, firearms, defensive tactics, legal updates, evidence gathering, criminal and civil investigations, and many others.

It is our privilege and honor to serve you. We look forward to making your time with us at Dixie State University enjoyable and safe.

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Blair L. Barfuss
Chief of Police