New initiatives add to university’s campus safety portfolio

EAST LANSING. Mich. — Adding to its existing portfolio of campus safety and security resources, Michigan State University Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police Marlon Lynch announced two new initiatives that further enhance the university’s commitment to Spartans’ safety. “Our campus is a safer place when we all work together to advance a common, shared vision of what it means to be a community,” said Lynch. “These new initiatives are a direct result of the partnership and collaboration between our department and the students, faculty and staff we serve.” Police and Public Safety Advisory Committee Established based on recommendations from the Task Force on Racial Equity, the Police and Public Safety Advisory Committee will assist police leaders […]

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MSU Alert: Person with a Weapon in East Lansing

MSU Emergency Notification: MSU Police and Public Safety was informed by the East Lansing Police Department that around 7:00 p.m. a person entered the Admiral Station at 1120 E. Grand River Ave, near Woodmere Ave, and brandished a silver colored handgun. The person left the store walking away to the south and shortly after, a gunshot was heard in the area. The subject is described by witnesses as a black male, 40-50 years old wearing a green coat, black jeans, and a black face mask. Police are searching the area. Please stay away from that area and report anything suspicious by calling 911. Sent at 19:30:23 on 11-08-2021.

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Missing Person Investigation

Letter addressing safety concerns: November 11, 2021. President Stanley sent a letter to the MSU community addressing safety concerns that can be viewed here. _________________________________________________________ UPDATE: November 6, 2021. East Lansing, Mich – MSU Police and Public Safety continues to search for missing Grand Valley State University student Brendan Santo. Missing for over a week, Santo was last seen on Friday, October 29 just before midnight in the area of Yakeley Hall on the campus of Michigan State University.   The effort to find Santo has included searches by foot, drone, helicopter, and boat and has utilized canine units, divers, and civilian volunteers. The investigation has used advanced techniques to review cellular, smart phone, and GPS data. Investigators continue to review and follow-up on tips as they are received.  The department today is expanding its partnership – consisting of local, state, […]

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MSU Police arrest two people for stealing mopeds

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety officers arrested two local men for stealing mopeds while responding to information provided by an alert member of the community. Neither of the men are affiliated with the university.   The incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 28, when a Michigan State University student saw two men who appeared to be stealing mopeds in the 1855 Place apartment complex near Kalamazoo St. and Harrison Rd. The student called 911 and provided valuable information that was passed along to MSU police officers who quickly responded to the call.   Officers were able to locate the two men and determined they were in possession of a moped that had […]

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Impounded Bikes

The following is a list of bikes currently impounded at the Michigan State University Police Department located at 1120 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing MI 48824. Impounded bikes (improperly parked or not registered) are released Monday – Friday  from 8am-3:30pm by appointment only. Click here to make an appointment. You will need your MSU pictured ID card and proof that you own the bike in order to pick up your bicycle.

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MSU Alert: Timely Warning for Robbery

MSU Timely Warning: Robbery Timely Warning for an Robbery occurring on the East Lansing campus reported by Michigan State University Police Date Reported: 09-22-2021 Date Occurred: 09/22/2021 1140 hours Location: Berkey Hall Synopsis: Reported to PD at 2:37PM: Victim was walking near Berkey Hall when she was approached by the suspect. The suspect pushed the victim and retrieved money from the victim’s coat pocket and was last seen south bound towards E Circle Dr. No weapons were seen or indicated. Suspect Information: White male, 40-49 yo, 5’9 to 5’10, average build, grey scruffy facial hair, wearing a blue rain jacket over a green MSU hoodie, and possibly blue jeans. Vehicle Information: N/A

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MSU Alert: Timely Warning for Robbery

MSU Timely Warning: Robbery Timely Warning for an Robbery occurring in the City of East Lansing reported by East Lansing Police Date Reported: 09-14-2021 Date Occurred: 9/14/2021 Location: the intersection of Grand River Ave @ Collingwood Synopsis: Victim reported being assaulted at approximately 11:45 pm by 3-4 male subjects who stole property and fled on foot in an unknown direction. Suspect Information: 3-4 male suspects Vehicle Information: none

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MSU Alert: Timely Warning for Burglary

MSU Timely Warning: Burglary Timely Warning for Burglary occurring on the East Lansing campus reported by Michigan State University Police Date Reported: 09-01-2021 Date Occurred 9/1/2021 Location: Holmes Hall Synopsis: Between the hours of 5AM – 8AM on 09/1/2021 victims reported to MSUPD that unknown subject(s) entered their unlocked dorm room and removed property. Suspect Information: Unknown Vehicle Information: N/A

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