Student Employment

The MSU Police Department provides excellent opportunities for students seeking law enforcement experience.

Special Events

If you are interested in applying for a “Green Coat” security position contact Officer Britt Riggs at 432-7938 or e-mail

Special Events Traffic Workers assist the MSU Police Department with traffic control and parking during special events.  Contact Officer Fadly at 432-7923 or email


Provide motorist assist services and enforce parking regulations for Parking Services. Flexible hours. Contact Dawn Mazur at 353-5298 or e-mail


The Police Service Desk, staffed by student Cadets, serves as the central hub of the Michigan State University Police Department, receiving phone calls and walk-in customers. In addition to handling incoming phone calls and walk-ins, Cadets also monitor the University’s fire and intrusion alarm systems, monitor police radio traffic, take reports and provide general assistance and information to the campus community and visitors.

Cadets work rotating eight-hour shifts including mid-nights, weekends and holidays.  As the first level of contact for the department, Cadets are expected to maintain the utmost level of courtesy and professionalism.  Additionally, Cadets should possess the ability to multi-task and be able to perform their job duties during emergency situations. Contact Sandy Montgomery at 432-1601 or

Access Control Assistants

Access Control Assistants will perform access control duties related to the University Access System. They will provide key runs to qualified individuals, and will be expected to perform minor instances of data entry and filing.

Access Control Assistants will be expected to work evening and late night shifts, as well as weekends and holidays.
Starting pay is $9.25 per hour.

If you are interested in applying to the Access Control Assistant position, please contact Katherine Broyles at 517-353-5318 or email at

Volunteer Opportunities

Lot Watch is a group of volunteers that specialize in surveillance and crime reporting duties in various areas of campus. Members utilize unmarked vehicles and radios during their assignments. Their primary focus is to report assaults, theft and damage type incidents to our central dispatch and direct patrol units to the correct area. If you have questions about this program, e-mail