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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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Safety tips

We all play a role in keeping our community safe. If you see something, say something. To report an incident, text MSUDPPS to CRIMES (274637) along with your message.

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Fall 2024 Citizen's Police Academy applications now open

Michigan State University Police and Public Safety hosts a Citizen's Police Academy every year to give the community the opportunity to gain experience about various aspects of the department. Applications for the fall 2024 academy are open through Thursday, August 29, 2024, or until the class is full. 

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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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