Section 900: Physical Plant

Effective: July 1, 1982
Revised: May 2016
Review Date: May 2018
Responsible Party: Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration


At those events requiring security guard services, guidelines will be adhered to in the hiring of security guards.


  • If the guard is allowed to carry a firearm, such guard must have successfully completed the basic courses in law enforcement conducted by the Montana Law Enforcement Academy. This requirement of any regularly employed security guard for the University System should, therefore, be the minimum for contracted security personnel. See MCA 20-25-324.
  • The security guard must be: (a) a member of local law enforcement agency, or, (b) a licensed security guard, or, (c) the employee of a licensed private security operator.
  • At least one member of the contracted security guards must have the full power of arrest.