The security office at Des Moines University works 24/7 to provide a safe and comfortable environment in which students can focus on learning.

To contact the security office while on campus call 515-271-1471. If you are in imminent danger or a life threatening situation, please call 911.

Security Escort Service

DMU offers a security escort service for students who are studying on campus.  A security officer is available to escort you to your vehicle from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 am until midnight Saturday and Sunday.

Annual Security Reports

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), Des Moines University publishes an annual security report for its campuses and makes them available to all current and prospective students and employees. The reports contain a description of DMU’s safety and security related policy statements and procedures and includes statistics of crimes reported over the past three years to DMU officials about incidents occurring on campus locations or nearby public property. The reports also include information about ways to stay safe and report security related incidents. You may view the current annual security reports online or request a printed copy of the reports by contacting the building services manager at 515-271-1471.

DMU’s main campus is located at 3200 Grand Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa.  See main campus annual security report here.

In January 2022, the Des Moines University Clinic – Physical Therapy at the RecPlex, located at 6500 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines, Iowa, will begin hosting some DMU students for clinical experiences. The annual security report for the PT Clinic at RecPlex location is available here.


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