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The Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety makes an active effort to maintain an environment where all people on campus — students, faculty, staff, or those visiting — feel respected, protected, and heard.

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SafeMSU App

Download the SafeMSU App through the Apple Store or Google Play. Learn more here.

Report a crime

Our department is available 24/7 as a resource to keep you safe. We can be contacted any time at 517-355-2221 for non-emergencies. In the case of an emergency, call or text 911. 

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Work for us

We have upheld a long tradition of courtesy and excellence by hiring talented officers with the highest standards of performance. We also offer numerous positions in non-law enforcement careers including full-time, part-time, and student employment.

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Strategic plan

The mission of MSU DPPS is to enforce laws and provide public safety services in an inclusive and accessible manner through outreach, engagement and care to support the Spartan community.

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MSU DPPS announces alert upgrades, semesterly test to take place 5/21 at 10 a.m.

As part of our commitment to enhance our capabilities within our mass notification system, the MSU Department of Police and Public Safety will conduct a full system test of our campus alert notification system on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 10 a.m. This routine test occurs at the beginning of every semester.

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Community Care Resources

We're Here for You

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Parent's Guide

A Resource for All Parents and Families

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