Message from the Chief

Dixie State University’s Department of Public Safety mission is to Protect and Serve 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 us keep our campus safe. We encourage you to report anything concerning to us immediately.

The Dixie State University Police Department (DSUPD) is a police department fully accredited by the State of Utah. All DSUPD police officers are state certified through Utah’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Every officer receives forty or more hours of annual in-service and specialized training, in areas including 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, and we look forward to making your time with us at Dixie State University enjoyable and safe.

Blair Barfuss SignatureBlair L. Barfuss
Chief of Police