University Police Officers are sworn peace officers in the State of Michigan and are responsible for enforcing state and local laws, and University regulations on campus and roadways adjacent to the University. All of the sworn officers are certified by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and have full arrest powers.
In the event of an emergency or to report a crime on the SVSU main campus, members of the campus community should call University Police at (989) 964-4141 or 911 when using a cellular phone. If using a campus telephone please dial 4141 or 9-911. Individuals may report incidents in person at the department's headquarters in South Campus Complex A.
"Campus Alert" is an emergency notification system which provides University administrators the ability to send text and voice messages to cellular phones, campus phones (including classroom phones), home phones and email accounts. SVSU faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, and students can sign-up for the "Campus Alert" system at Campus Alert Sign Up.
Yes, SVSU is a safe campus. Nevertheless community members are always encouraged to be responsible for their safety and the security of their property by locking doors, securing valuables and being aware of their surroundings.
Individuals are not allowed to have a firearm on campus, including in their University housing for any purpose. University Police offers safekeeping of firearms and bows for hunting purposes to resident students.
University Police will provide an escort to an individual who feels uncomfortable walking alone to their vehicle or residential facility. Individuals can request an escort by calling University Police. A service officer or police officer will escort an individual as soon as they are available.
Individuals missing an item should check University Police to see if their property was located. A report can also be filed with University Police if an item was lost. A list of found property is available online.
Parking Services offers a Motorist Assist Program. If you accidentally lock your keys in your vehicle, your vehicle has a dead battery, or you need jumper cables, you can request assistance by contacting Parking Services at (989) 964-4141. Parking Services offers this service free of charge.
The University Police offers a self-defense program, "RAD" (Rape Aggression Defense), to all female members of the SVSU community. The RAD program teaches basic self-defense skills and assists women in gaining confidence in their own abilities, as well as making them more aware of their surroundings. RAD is offered as a one-credit class during the fall and winter semesters and abbreviated courses are offered to groups on and off campus throughout the year. Topics include awareness of rape, acquaintance rape and other sex offenses. The following University Police staff can provide additional information: Sergeant Marc Strain (989) 964-4157 and Office Ryan Stockford (989) 964-4133.