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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 introduces online active violence training for Spartan community

Throughout the summer and into the fall semester, Michigan State University has been hard at work enhancing many different safety and security measures on campus. We are pleased to inform you that one of those measures, our new Active Violence Incident, or AVI, Awareness training, has been finalized and is ready for Spartans to complete.

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Community Care Resources

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Parent's Guide

A Resource for All Parents and Families

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