Alert issued at 01/09/2019 01:31:35 PM EST.

Start of the Semester Test Message This is a message from the Michigan State University Police Department. In our continuing effort to provide a safe environment, you are receiving this message as we are conducting a test of our emergency notification systems. Please refer to the email you receive today from Michigan State University ALERT NOTIFICATION for additional information, or visit the MSU Alert portal at alert.msu.edu.

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Roudebush named next chief of MSU Police

Michigan State University Interim President John Engler named Deputy Chief Kelly Roudebush the next chief of police for the MSU Police Department effective Jan. 1, 2019. Roudebush will be the fifth chief, and the first woman, to head the department. The 24-year department veteran succeeds Chief Jim Dunlap, who retires Dec. 31 after nearly 50 years of service. Dunlap will serve in an advisory capacity during the transition. Roudebush will lead the university’s 120-member police department, including management and strategic vision for campus safety operations and implementation of policies and programming protocols. “Deputy Chief Roudebush has a respected law enforcement background as well as a demonstrated track record of maximizing student safety and fostering community relations and stakeholder engagement,” Engler […]

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Release of Information on the Arrest of Michael Phinn

The Michigan State University Police Department is announcing the arrest of Michael Phinn, 32 of Fowlerville, for 1 count Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st degree, 3 counts Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd degree, 2 counts Gross indecency and 4 counts aggravated indecent exposure. Anyone who may be a victim or who has information regarding this case is asked to contact the Michigan State University Police Department’s toll-free tip line at: 844-99-MSUPD.

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Police chief will retire after career spanning five decades at MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. – After nearly 50 years of service, Chief Jim Dunlap will retire from the Michigan State University Police Department effective April 1, 2019. Dunlap will be chief until the end of 2018 and then serve in an advisory role to assist the department during the transition to a new chief. “I’ve had a fantastic career,” Dunlap said. “I couldn’t be prouder of the officers I’ve served with or the work we’ve done.  It’s never easy to leave a place and people that you love, but it’s been 50 years and now is my time.” After becoming chief in 2002, Dunlap expanded the department’s commitment to community policing to include all department members. Under his leadership, innovative units […]

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Official Statement from Chief James Dunlap

The following is the official statement from Chief James Dunlap reference recent media inquiries regarding MSU Police Department’s investigation of Larry Nassar: “Throughout the Nassar investigations, we worked with the Ingham County Prosecutor, the Michigan Attorney General and the United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan. Those efforts were meant to achieve the best possible outcome for the survivors of Larry Nassar and by all objective accounts those efforts were successful.”

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CRIME BULLETIN: Beware of Scams Involving Impersonation of Law Enforcement Officials

The Michigan State University Police Department is notifying the MSU community about recent scams targeting local residents. The act may involve scammers who claim to be law enforcement, calling to notify individuals that they are a victim of identity theft. The caller then begins asking questions to obtain personal information such as bank accounts and social security numbers. Not only does the scammer indicate that they are law enforcement but the number on the caller ID is spoofed to appear to be coming from a police department. Scammers often attempt to trick victims into purchasing and relinquishing gift cards as a method of payment in lieu of arrest as well. Scam artists often utilize the tactic of impersonating officials from […]

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MSU Police Announce New Initiative to Focus on Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Support Services

EAST LANSING, Mich. –  Michigan State University Interim President John Engler and Police Chief Jim Dunlap announced that Lt. Andrea Munford has recently been assigned to develop a comprehensive program on law enforcement investigations into relationship violence and sexual assault on a trauma-informed and victim-centered basis. This is one more step in President Engler’s commitment to strengthen and enhance MSU’s response to reports of relationship violence and sexual assault. As Trauma-Informed Investigative Training Coordinator, Munford will be responsible for developing a comprehensive training curriculum, creating model policy, giving conference presentations and identifying grant opportunities. Munford will work in collaboration with community partners and external agencies to identify best practices to present the most prosecutable domestic violence and sexual assault cases. […]

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MSU Police Publish New Website

The Michigan State University Police Department worked with Ciesa Design of Lansing, MI to develop a modern presence on the web. The new website is a major improvement over previous incarnations and provides several enhancements for the MSU community. All content has been reviewed and refreshed where needed with all new content being brought online too. You can now request a community policing program, apply for a student job, and submit a request for a ride along using our updated forms. Please check it out and contact us for questions using the new contact form.

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