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Security & Public Safety Equipment, Supplies, & Services

Wendy Foster


Building security, protective devices, weapons, vests, etc. must all be approved by the Department of Public Safety  (DPS) before purchase. Contact Public safety at 294-4428 for assistance.

Security systems for buildings and rooms, including alarm and video systems, must be approved by Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) and DPS prior to purchase.

Any request for independent security services or additional police (Ames or State County Sheriff) on the ISU campus, must be approved by the Department of Public Safety prior to any agreement.

The ISU Procurement Card cannot be used for these items. All requests for security items must be processed through purchasing on a requisition.

Procurement Procedure:

To find the best way to procure the goods or services in this category,
please answer each of the following questions by clicking [yes] or [no].

Has the purchase been approved by the DPS and/or FP&M as mentioned above?

[yes] [no]

Create a requisition in Workday with any accompanying information about the requested purchase to Procurement Services (i.e. order form, quote, email from supplier, etc.). If you need assistance creating a requisition in Workday, email the information to

Contact the appropriate department(s) for approval prior to the purchase.