Marlon C. Lynch is the Vice President and Chief Safety Officer at Michigan State University. Marlon leads the university’s Department of Police and Public Safety, including police, community engagement and support, emergency management, security systems, parking, transportation, and traffic engineering. His career progression includes 29 years of police and public safety experience in the municipal and public and private campus environments including health systems.
Marlon received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and earned a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University. He is also a graduate of the 216th Session of the FBI National Academy and the 256th Class of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command. Marlon serves as a Commissioner and Chairperson for the Commissioned Agency on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA) and is a past president of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).
Chris Rozman is the Chief of Police at Michigan State University and has been with the department since 2001. Rozman has served in a variety of roles including patrol, field training officer, K9 handler, detective and detective sergeant, patrol sergeant and lieutenant, Investigative Division Captain, Public Information Officer, and most recently Interim Deputy Chief of Police overseeing all field operations, patrol services, and community engagement.
Rozman graduated from Michigan State University with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and from Cleary University with his Master of Science degree in Culture, Change, and Leadership. He is also a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Staff and Command. Rozman serves as a board member for the Families Against Narcotics, Ingham County-Okemos Chapter and as a board member for the Michigan Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA). Rozman is passionate about community outreach and engagement with the community. He strives to create a positive organizational culture for officers and employees to succeed.
Ryan Doyle oversees the Support Services Bureau, which is comprised of the MSU DPPS emergency management, records, and analysis divisions. He has more than 20 years of experience successfully identifying and implementing various technologies in a higher education environment. Prior to joining MSU, Ryan served as the Director of Emergency Communications for the University of Utah Department of Public Safety and as the Director of Support Services for University Police Services, Southern Command.
His notable projects include establishing the University of Utah’s first crime analyst position, overseeing the creation of multiple crime dashboards to improve transparency and build trust with community partners, the design and construction of a multiple police headquarters and dispatch centers, implementation of a new P25 Phase II radio system to increase interoperable communications with other regional first responders, and served as lead architect for the installation of all public safety technology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Ryan serves a director on the US CPTED Association. He has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems.
Tom Miller is the Fire Marshal for the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety, working in the Office of the Vice President and Chief Safety Officer. Tom graduated from Ferris State University in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. He began his law enforcement career at the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office in 2001 and worked as a deputy on road patrol and corrections. In 2002, Tom began as a police officer for the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety.
While at MSU, Tom has served in road patrol, the Bike Unit, investigations, support services, records, and fire investigations, ultimately becoming the Fire Marshal for the department. He also serves in the department’s Honor Guard Unit. Tom has held a certification of Fire Inspector from the State of Michigan since 2010, is a certified Fire Plans Examiner, and a certified Fire Protection Specialist from the National Fire Protection Association. He is the president of the Michigan Police Unity Team and the Thin Blue Shoreline Ride, two nonprofit organizations that aim to bring awareness and honor law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Tom strives to create a safe environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors at MSU. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing, and snowmobiling.
Doug Monette joined the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety in 1996. Since then, he has served as a Sergeant, Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, Inspector, Administrative Captain, and Interim Chief of Police. He is currently the Deputy Chief Safety Officer. Doug reports to and serves as the primary source of coordination for the Vice President and Chief Safety Officer. In this role, he addresses high-level issues, policies, and situations at the nexus of police, public safety, and the university community. He is also the primary liaison for state and federal law enforcement agencies within the department.
Doug is a mid-Michigan native. Prior to joining MSU, he worked for the East Lansing Police Department. He received his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University and his master's degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family outdoors.
Andrea Munford is Deputy Chief of the Community Support Division at the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety, and advisor to the Office of the President on relationship violence & sexual misconduct (RVSM) at MSU. She is a member of the MSU RVSM Expert Advisory Workgroup, and co-authored MSU’s RVSM Strategic Plan. Munford is also the Training Coordinator for the MSU DPPS Center for Trauma Informed Investigative Excellence. In this role, she develops training and outreach to law enforcement on trauma-informed response, as well as other disciplines that intersect with those investigations. Prior to that assignment, she was the lead investigator for the department’s Special Victims Unit, which included the investigation of Larry Nassar.
Deputy Chief Munford has been with the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety since 1997. She has held a variety of positions in the police department including crime scene investigator and unit supervisor, cold case homicide task force investigator, civil disorder response instructor and patrol bicycle unit supervisor.
Jeff Murphy is a Deputy Chief with the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety and is also the Director of Security for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. In his role, he directs security staff at all College of Human Medicine facilities on the East Lansing, Grand Rapids and Flint campuses. Deputy Chief Murphy is responsible to ensure MSU students, faculty, and staff have effective security services on all College of Human Medicine campuses.
Deputy Chief Murphy is part of a team of police staff who are currently working to bring all university security services into a central monitoring and operations center. He started his law enforcement career in 1987 as a police officer with the East Lansing Police Department. He worked his way through the ranks and after a 30+ year career, he retired in 2017 as the East Lansing Chief of Police. In June 2017, Murphy was hired by the MSU College of Human Medicine as its first Director of Security. In August 2022, Murphy joined the MSU Department of Police and Public Safety to begin his current role as a Deputy Chief.
John Prush serves in the role of Director for Public Safety Operations. John began his career at DPPS in 1993 as a student employee in the special events unit. After serving as a student supervisor, he was hired full time into the department's technical services unit. A graduate of Michigan State University, he holds a Humanities/Pre-Law bachelor's degree from the College of Arts and Letters as well as a B.A. in Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. John represents Michigan State University on the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) Board of Directors.
The Public Safety Operations Bureau of the Department of Police and Public Safety encompasses Parking and Mobility Services, Security Services, and the department's Information Technology Unit. The parking system on the East Lansing campus is comprised of over 30,000 parking spaces and a variety of partnerships with mobility providers. Security services include staffing for events and venues while also managing physical security systems that provide intrusion detection and access controls for campus buildings. The DPPS IT unit is highly specialized to maintain compliance with state and federal criminal justice information system policies and standards.
Dana Whyte serves as the Communications Manager and Spokesperson for the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety, leading all strategic communication initiatives for MSU DPPS. She manages the department's website and social media pages, serves as the spokesperson for media interviews, and is in charge of internal communications, including developing and distributing a monthly employee newsletter.
Dana comes to MSU DPPS from a journalistic background, serving as a television news reporter for four years. She worked for both WOOD-TV8 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and WLNS-TV in Lansing, Michigan, covering historic events such as the coronavirus pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the 2020 Presidential Election. She received her bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts and is currently pursuing her master's degree in Strategic Communication from MSU. In her spare time, Dana enjoys reading, traveling, and serving as a fitness instructor at The Barre Code East Lansing.