* In compliance with Federal Clery and Utah H.B.134
The Dixie State University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning fires in on-campus student housing facilities and concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Dixie State University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes information on institutional policies and other materials concerning campus security and fire safety, including policies concerning student sexual assault. View a copy of the report. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the report at no charge, please contact General Counsel, 225 South University Ave., St. George, Utah 84770.
Daily Crime Log
Campus Crime Log Information
This document is an overview of the Dixie State University’s plan for emergency operations. It details emergency response policies, describes response organizations, and assigns tasks.
5 Year Strategic Plan
Dixie State University Police Department 2019-2024 strategic plan.
Dixie State University complies with state law with regard to weapons on campus. Utah state law clearly states that a person may not possess a dangerous weapon, firearm, or sawed-off shot gun on school premises (Utah Code 76-10-505.5) except under certain conditions. One of these exceptions indicates that this criminal statute is not applicable if the person is authorized to possess a concealed firearm as provided by the Concealed Weapon Law. DSU abides by this law and accordingly allows concealed firearm permit holders to possess their concealed firearm on campus. There is nothing specifically set forth in the Utah statutes that allows a concealed firearm permit holder to carry that firearm openly on a college campus. State statute defines a concealed dangerous weapon as being covered, hidden, or secured in a manner that the public would not be aware of its presence (Utah Code 76-10-501). As an institution, DSU respects the right of its students and others to legally carry a concealed firearm under those parameters, as outlined by state law.
WCSO Critical Incident Task Force
The Washington County Critical Incident Task Force Investigative Protocol has been adopted to ensure that investigations of officer-involved incidents occurring in Washington County are conducted professionally, thoroughly, and impartially. The Protocol does not preclude the law enforcement agency employing an officer alleged to have caused or contributed to an officer-involved incident from conducting an internal administrative investigation.
Campus Safety and Security
Victim and Witness Assistance
o DSU’s campus safety training curriculum is administered through SafeColleges. Campus student organizations complete this training through either their academic college or the Department of Student Involvement and Leadership. DSU student athletes complete their training at the direction of the Department of Athletics.
Emergency Procedures PDF
Recent Campus Safety Efforts
o Appointed a certified Victim Advocate through the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
o Implemented the Community Engagement Patch Fundraising Project
o Appointed a Notary Public to help prevent paperwork backlogs
o Created a Self-Defense Awareness and Female Empowerment (S.A.F.E.) course
o Continued participation in county-wide Community Crisis Response (CCR) Task Force
Planned Campus Safety Efforts
o Successfully achieve the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Accreditation