The Support Services Bureau is led by Director Ryan Doyle. The bureau oversees the Emergency Management, Property & Evidence, and Records & Analysis Divisions.
The responsibility of the Emergency Management Division is to manage any emergency or disaster by protecting, planning, responding, recovering, and mitigating. Michigan State University became accredited in emergency management by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) in October 2017, being the 5th university in the world to achieve this distinction. In January 2023, MSU received a second accreditation term, becoming the third university in the country to meet these standards.
As part of the process for accreditation, the MSU Emergency Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) was created to coordinate the planning process. The EMAC Committee brings together stakeholders from across the institution.
The top eight hazards identified by EMAC include:
While the committee identified these eight hazards as the primary hazards, the program builds in resilient planning, training, and exercising programs to better prepare MSU for all hazards that may impact the institution.
These meetings are open to the public. If you are not part of the EMAC Committee and are interested in attending, please email EMAC at EMAC@police.msu.edu.