Reminder: Download SafeMSU App to your phone
February 4, 2022
EAST LANSING, Mich. — As students return to campus, MSU Police and Public Safety encourages everyone to download the SafeMSU App. The app adds to the department’s existing portfolio of campus safety and security resources.
As of Feb. 3, 2022, 3,530 people have downloaded SafeMSU. It is the department’s goal to reach 5,000 downloads by the end of February. It’s important to note that the app is available to not only Michigan State University students, faculty and staff, but everyone who visits campus.
“I am pleased to see that the MSU police are making accessible resources that students can use to stay safe throughout their college experience,” said Matt Apostle, a senior from James Madison College. “I am thankful that Chief Lynch’s team solicited student input on this application, and I am hoping that we can continue working together to improve its utility as students begin to use it.”
Designed with input from students, faculty and staff, the SafeMSU App provides access to valuable safety resources in Spartan’s hands. The key features are listed below.
- Virtual friend walk
- One-touch emergency calls
- Access to Safe Ride from the Associated Students of Michigan State University
- Link to NightOwl from the Capital Area Transportation Authority
- Form to send tips to the police
- Support resources
“Our campus is a safer place when we all work together to advance a common, shared vision of what it means to be a community,” said Michigan State University Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police Marlon Lynch. “This new initiative is a direct result of the partnership and collaboration between our department and the students, faculty and staff which we serve.”
As always, MSU Police and Public Safety can be contacted anytime by calling 517-355-2221 or 9-1-1 for emergencies.
The app can be downloaded through the Apple Store and Google Play.
Dana Whyte, Communications Manager, MSU Police and Public Safety
Inspector Chris Rozman, Public Information Officer, MSU Police and Public Safety