Building Security


Phone Numbers

Bob Coffman (Building Security Supervisor): (269) 387-2857

Key Shop: (269) 387-4603 ; Fax: (269) 387-2721

Ron Bell (Key Core Tech): (269) 387-4603

Skip Bladen (Electro-Mechanical Locksmith): (269) 387-5476

Bill Saurbek (Card Access Technician): (269) 387-5950

Jim Hiatt (Locksmith): (269) 387-5529



Building Security Division

The Building Security Division is responsible for:

  • Issuing Bronco Card® IDs
  • maintaining electronic devices on security systems
  • pinning cores and cutting keys
  • repairing door hardware

There are over 50 buildings with security systems containing over 4,000 electronic devices such as: card readers, door contacts, electronic panels, cameras and digital recorders. In addition, there are over 50,000 active ID cards on the system.



Keys and Cores

Key and core change requests require approval from the building coordinator for your building. A Key and Core Request Form must be completed and submitted to the Department of Public Safety. The form may be sent via fax to (269) 387-2721, or via mail to:

WMU Department of Public Safety
511 Monroe Street
Kalamazoo MI 49006-5418



Electronic Key Box Changes

For requests to make any changes to electronic key boxes, complete the Electronic Key Box Change Request Form and submit it to the Department of Public Safety. The form may be sent via fax to (269) 387-2721, or via mail to:

WMU Department of Public Safety
511 Monroe Street
Kalamazoo MI 49006-5418



Temporary ID Card Request

To request a temporary ID card complete the Temporary ID Card Request Form and submit it to the Department of Public Safety. The form may be sent via fax to (269) 387-2721, or via mail to:

WMU Department of Public Safety
511 Monroe Street
Kalamazoo MI 49006-5418