The Police Services Bureau houses the Community Services Division and the Community Support Division and is led by Police Chief Chris Rozman. The two divisions consist of the K9 Unit, Patrol Unit, P.E.A.C.E. Team, Community Care Unit, Special Victims Unit, Investigative Unit, and Bias Incident Response Unit.
The Community Services Division includes our patrol officers that provide law enforcement services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The department responds to all calls for service and investigates all criminal incidents occurring on property owned by the University or governed by the MSU Board of Trustees. Over the years, the area of patrol has grown from a small agricultural college to a major University with one of the largest residence hall systems in the nation. Patrol Officers are the first responders to incidents, as they respond directly to calls that are dispatched from the Ingham County Regional 9-1-1 Center when people call in an emergency.
Patrol Officers are also one of the most visible representatives of the MSU Department of Police and Public Safety. They can frequently be seen proactively patrolling our community in police vehicles, bicycles, or on foot. Officers work to become well-acquainted with the area and with the community members they serve within our jurisdiction. When not responding directly to 9-1-1 calls, non-emergency police requests, or providing backup to other officers; patrol officers proactively focus on current criminal or safety-related issues throughout the community.
Patrol officers are given extensive training in many different skill sets and attend mandatory training throughout their careers, being that they come across a wide variety of incidents and situations. A background and understanding of patrol work is essential before a transition to any other type of police work. Because of this, all sworn officers begin their careers participating in patrol.
The Community Support Division consists of the Community Care Unit, Special Victims Unit, Investigations Unit, and Bias Incident Response Unit. The division also oversees the department's police social worker and case manager.
The aim of the CSD is to provide trauma informed, inclusive and accessible service to MSU students, staff, faculty and visitors by leading with support and resources.
The CSD recognizes that a supportive and collaborative community response will have the greatest impact in the life of an individual. CSD members work with community partners to continuously address the needs of individuals, connecting them with resources locally available. CSD members also participate in community outreach and training programs to provide awareness and improve the overall safety of the community.
Michigan State University Police and Public Safety investigates all reports of crime that occur on property owned by the university or governed by the MSU Board of Trustees. Detectives are specialized in techniques to conduct victim-centered investigations and trauma-informed interviews. Detectives attend numerous training sessions to remain current with best practices for law enforcement investigations.