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The unarmed security officers in the Campus Security Division provide campus security services 24/7/365. The dedicated officers in this division increase campus safety through proactive security services and fostering strong relationships with campus communities. Our services include campus patrol, security escorts, building lock/unlock, motor vehicle assists, contracted security services, and event security.

Meet the Team


Campus Security is a division of the University Safety Department, which is led by the Chief Safety Officer. Learn more here.

Kim Barnett

Deputy Chief Safety Officer for Support Services
 k.barnett@utah.edu

Kim Barnett

Deputy Chief Safety Officer for Support Services
 k.barnett@utah.edu

Jason Huntsman

Associate Director for Campus Security
 jason.huntsman@utah.edu

Jason Huntsman

Associate Director for Campus Security
 jason.huntsman@utah.edu

Brandy Groce

Contract Security Sergeant
 801-585-1189
 brandy.groce@utah.edu

Brandy Groce

Contract Security Sergeant
In addition to leading Campus Security efforts, Brandy also oversees the contracted security services with university partners. Prior to joining the U in fall 2020, she served as a security operations coordinator for Discover Financial Services. She has more than a decade of experience as a security professional, serving in various positions, including senior physical security and life safety officer, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and field radio operator and Electronic Key Management Systems (EKMS) manager with the United States Marines. Brandy holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a concentration in homeland security and counterterrorism.
 801-585-1189
 brandy.groce@utah.edu

Sean Ryan

Patrol Security Sergeant
 801-585-1189
 sean.p.ryan@utah.edu

Sean Ryan

Patrol Security Sergeant
In addition to leading Campus Security efforts, Sean is oversees the patrol unit. He has more than a decade of experience as a security professional. Prior to joining the University of Utah in fall 2020, Sean worked as a security dispatcher, intaking and processing emergency calls to basic security requests as a plainclothes operative. He was also a state of Florida security instructor, and he worked as a security host/officer for Walt Disney World. Sean holds a certificate in security technology.
 801-585-1189
 sean.p.ryan@utah.edu

Derek Ritchie

Contract Security Sergeant
 derek.ritchie@utah.edu

Derek Ritchie

Contract Security Sergeant
 derek.ritchie@utah.edu

Nate Collins

Patrol Security Sergeant
 nathan.u.collins@utah.edu

Nate Collins

Patrol Security Sergeant
 nathan.u.collins@utah.edu

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We are committed to continuous improvement and to creating a safe environment that meets the needs of the U community. Please share your We are committed to continuous improvement and to creating a safe environment that meets the needs of the U community. Please share your feedback with us. This information is received by the Office of the Chief Safety Officer, which serves as the central administrative unit for all public safety functions, including University Police, Community Services, Emergency Management, Emergency Communications, Campus Security, and Health Security.
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