Marlon C. Lynch is the Vice President and Chief Safety Officer at Michigan State University. Marlon leads the university’s Department of Police and Public Safety, including police, community engagement and support, emergency management, security systems, parking, transportation, and traffic engineering. His career progression includes 29 years of police and public safety experience in the municipal and public and private campus environments including health systems.

Marlon received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and earned a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University. He is also a graduate of the 216th Session of the FBI National Academy and the 256th Class of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command. Marlon serves as a Commissioner and Chairperson for the Commissioned Agency on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA) and is a past president of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

Chris Rozman

Chris Rozman is the Chief of Police at Michigan State University and has been with the department since 2001. Rozman has served in a variety of roles including patrol, field training officer, K9 handler, detective and detective sergeant, patrol sergeant and lieutenant, Investigative Division Captain, Public Information Officer, and most recently Interim Deputy Chief of Police overseeing all field operations, patrol services, and community engagement.

Rozman graduated from Michigan State University with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and from Cleary University with his Master of Science degree in Culture, Change, and Leadership. He is also a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Staff and Command. Rozman serves as a board member for the Families Against Narcotics, Ingham County-Okemos Chapter and as a board member for the Michigan Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA). Rozman is passionate about community outreach and engagement with the community. He strives to create a positive organizational culture for officers and employees to succeed.


The mission of the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety is to enforce laws and provide public safety services in an inclusive and accessible manner through outreach, engagement and care to support the Spartan community.


We will promote safety as our top priority while leading with honesty and transparency.


We will develop partnerships through engagement and empower our community to become partners in maintaining a safe and respectful environment.

We will continually educate ourselves to provide an equitable, inclusive and accessible environment and service.

We will remain committed to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical behavior, and we will conduct ourselves with pride in all we do.

We will commit to engagement, outreach, and implementation of creative strategies to address community concerns.

We will value the dignity of every individual and seek to understand the diverse community that we serve.


MSU DPPS Organizational Chart

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