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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MSU Alert Issued on April 28, 2018

MSU ALERT from the Michigan State University Police Department regarding the City of East Lansing. At or near Downtown East Lansing the East Lansing Police report; A person fired several gunshots near Charles St. and Albert St. The suspect is believed to have left the area in a vehicle. There is currently no specific description of the suspect or vehicle. Please call 911 to report any suspicious activity.

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Moped Parking Regulation Begins August 1

Designated Moped Parking Areas Created to Promote Pedestrian Safety East Lansing, Mich. Starting Aug. 1, 2018, the Michigan State University Police Department will require moped operators to park their mopeds at designated parking spaces. Prohibiting mopeds from being allowed to park at bike racks on campus is due to the dangers of mopeds driving on the sidewalks. This new regulation is in response to the recommendation made by the All University Traffic and Transportation Committee (AUTTC) and the feedback received from students who submitted a proposal to the AUTTC. “Our priority is to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors,” said Lt. Dan Munford. “By not allowing mopeds to be parked at the bike racks it removes the […]

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Twenty-five People Arrested Near MSU Pavilion

East Lansing, Mich. On March 5, 2018, law enforcement arrested 25 people near the Michigan State University Pavilion. Thirteen of the individuals were arrested for felonies including carrying a concealed weapon and resisting and obstructing police officers. All criminal reports will be sent to the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office for review. Resources were provided by law enforcement personnel from MSU Police Department, Michigan State Police, Lansing Police Department, East Lansing Police Department, Meridian Township Police Department, Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, and Ingham County Sheriff’s Office. Ingham County 911 and the Michigan Department of Corrections also provided assistance. Three Michigan State University Police officers and one Michigan State Police trooper received injuries during the incident.

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MSU Police Department Changes Emergency Notification System to Everbridge

East Lansing, Mich. The Michigan State University Police Department has transitioned its mass notification provider to Everbridge to help keep students, staff and faculty stay safe and informed during emergencies or disasters. Students, faculty and staff are automatically added as a recipient of the messages. Subscribers have the ability to receive notifications by phone, text and email. In addition, alerts will also be displayed on the MSU Police Department’s Facebook page. “This transition gives us a more robust system to connect with the community and our partners,” said Lt. Dave Oslund, Emergency Management Division. “It provides the subscriber with more options to be notified of potentially dangerous situations on or near campus.” Parents, guardians, visitors and community members can also […]

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Ingham Regional Crash Investigation Team Announce 2017 Data

East Lansing, Mich. The Ingham Regional Crash Investigation Team members conducted 51 traffic crash investigations in 2017. Of the 51 crashes, 22 resulted in fatalities and 29 involved serious injury. The Ingham Regional Crash Investigation Team members are trained to investigate and reconstruct traffic crashes that result in fatalities or serious injuries. This multijurisdictional team consists of officers from Michigan State University Police Department, Ingham County Sheriff’s Office, Lansing Police Department, East Lansing Police Department, Lansing Township Police Department, Meridian Township Police Department, and Michigan State Police. The team uses specialized technology to accurately and expediently investigate serious traffic crashes. “Working together across jurisdictional lines has proven time and time again to be beneficial, said assistant team commander Lt. Dan […]

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Start of the Semester Test Message

As part of our continuing efforts to improve safety on campus, we test our various notification methods at the start of each semester to demonstrate how you can receive information during a threat or emergency. These urgent messages ask people to take specific actions for their own safety and provide critical information. This semester we changed our service provider to Everbridge. This change gives us a more robust system and connects us with several of our local partners. The message will look slightly different from the one you received at the beginning of fall semester. One of the features of this system is that it will ask you to acknowledge or reply to confirm that you received the message. This […]

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MSU becomes 5th university in nation accredited in emergency planning

EAST LANSING, Mich. — After more than a two-year process spearheaded by MSU Police that included creating and revising thousands of pages of emergency plans with individuals from across campus, Michigan State University has become the fifth higher education institution in the nation to become accredited in emergency planning. MSU is just the second entity in the state, the other being the state of Michigan, to receive the prestigious designation from EMAP, the Emergency Management Accreditation Program. EMAP is an independent nonprofit that has established and maintains credible standards in emergency planning. Organizations can apply to begin the accreditation process. MSU’s Emergency Management Unit helps the university prepare for, anticipate and react to crises and emergencies, from natural disasters to […]

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MSU Alert Issued on Sept. 9 Cancelled

East Lansing, Mich. On September 9, 2017, the Michigan State University Police Department issued an MSU Alert after receiving a report of an alleged sexual assault near Spartan Village in East Lansing. After further investigation, MSU Police officers were able to determine that the report was a false report. After conducting interviews, reviewing video surveillance and collecting evidence, MSU Police officers were able to determine that no sexual assault occurred. The MSU Police Department takes criminal reports seriously and acts upon them, including utilizing the MSU Alert system. MSU Alert messages are intended to warn the community about certain crimes and notify it of potentially dangerous situations on or near campus. These messages inform community members about incidents that may […]

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