Community Support Bureau puts spotlight on mental health

EAST LANSING, Mich. — May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to educate, provide support, and work to reduce the stigma that many people with a mental illness face. MSU Police and Public Safety’s Community Support Bureau works every day, year-round, toward this mission. “I think there’s a stigma today about mental health and it’s negative in tone,” said Detective David Isabell of the Community Support Bureau. “I want the community to know that it’s okay to feel stressed or anxious while you experience these feelings. It’s okay to ask for help.” The Community Support Bureau works closely with different mental health-focused units on campus, including MSU Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS), the MSU Center for Survivors, MSU Safe […]

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Meet K9 Cas, MSU’s newest four-legged powerhouse

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A new four-legged powerhouse has joined the MSU Police and Public Safety K9 Unit, and he goes by the name of Casanova, or Cas for short. K9 Cas officially completed training on May 13, 2022. The process lasted about 5 weeks and took place on Michigan State University’s campus. “The resources on campus make for a great location for training a new team,” said Sgt. Adam Atkinson, who led Cas’ training. “We were able to work collaboratively with our MSU partnerships to access different types of buildings, vehicles, and open areas. The heavy volume of foot traffic on campus combined with the assistance of volunteer decoys made person borne explosive training successful.” Sgt. Atkinson is currently […]

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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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MISSING STUDENT (Located): Nicole Kuang

UPDATE (5/9/22 @ 7:07 p.m.) — MSU student Nicole Kuang has been located safe by MSU Police & Public Safety. No criminal activity is involved and her family has been notified. We appreciate the support of the community and those who shared our message. —- EAST LANSING, Mich. (5/9/22 @ 3 p.m.) — MSU Police and Public Safety is working to locate Nicole Kuang, a 22-year-old MSU student. She last spoke to her family on May 7 at 10 a.m. Investigators have learned that Nicole sent an invitation to her family regarding a graduation ceremony at Spartan Stadium they believed she would be participating in, but when the family arrived on campus, they could not locate Nicole and later learned […]

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MSU Alert: Timely Warning for Attempted Robbery

Date Reported: 04-29-2022 at 7:00 p.m. Date Occurred: 04-28-2022 at 9:00 p.m. Location: South River Trail near the Business College Complex (west of Bogue St) Synopsis: Victim reported that on 04-28-2022 at approximately 9:00 p.m. a suspect approached from behind and attempted to forcibly take their backpack. The victim was wearing the backpack at the time and was able to prevent the suspect from taking it. The suspect then left in an unknown direction. Suspect Information: The victim described the suspect as a light completed black male, thin build, approximately 6 foot tall, wearing dark clothing and carrying a backpack. Community Outreach Michigan State University Police and Public Safety encourages community members to reduce their chances of becoming a victim […]

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How Emergency Management changes lives at MSU

  EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University Police and Public Safety’s Special Events and Emergency Management Division plays a key role in operating large-scale events both on and off campus. The division recently took part in the COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics at the Breslin Center.  The booster clinics took place on Jan. 26, Jan. 31, Feb. 17, March 21, and March 28. They were open to the Michigan State University campus community and the public. All three FDA-approved or -authorized vaccines were available.  MSU Police and Public Safety’s Special Events and Emergency Management Division was the primary planning group for the clinic, following a request from President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. to provide booster shots to MSU students, faculty, and […]

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Severe Weather Awareness Week: March 20-26, 2022

  EAST LANSING, Mich. — Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 20-26, 2022. This week serves as a great time for Michigan families, businesses, and schools to practice what they would do if a severe weather event occurs. During this week, the Annual Statewide Tornado Drill was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 23 at 1 p.m. The test has been cancelled by our state and National Weather Service partners. As a result, the outdoor warning siren system on campus and in Ingham County will NOT be activated and NOAA Weather Radios will NOT be alerted. The test will not be rescheduled. The regular outdoor warning siren test schedule will continue at 1:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of […]

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What is ‘sextortion’ and how to prevent it

  EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University Police and Public Safety is working to raise awareness about an issue impacting our campus community: sextortion. Sextortion is defined as an interaction on social media or dating app (Snapchat, TikTok, Tinder, etc.) where intimate photos are shared, at which time one person of the interaction threatens to release the images unless they are paid money. Detective Sergeant Aaron Schroeder of the Community Support Bureau says this is becoming an increasing problem, which is why he wants to raise awareness. “Sextortion can be a traumatic experience for someone who has been targeted by this type of behavior,” said Schroeder. “It may lead to fear, frustration, shame, and other negative emotions that could […]

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Parking Reminders: MHSAA Basketball Finals at the Breslin Center

  UPDATE (3/25/22 @ 12:30 p.m.) – The parking lots surrounding the Breslin Center are full. If you are attending the MHSAA Boys Basketball Finals today, please park in Ramp 5. There is an admission fee of $5 with a free shuttle ride to the Breslin Center. —– EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University is hosting the 2022 MHSAA Girls and Boys Basketball Finals at the Breslin Center. The girls semi-finals/finals will take place March 17 – March 19 and the boys semi-finals/finals on March 24 – 26. Here are a few parking reminders for both events: Sales/entry to lots on Michigan State University’s campus will begin on Thursday and Friday at 8 a.m. and Saturday at 7 a.m. A […]

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REMINDER: MSU complimentary parking ends, CATA increases service

  EAST LANSING, Mich. — Beginning Monday, March 14, 2022, complimentary parking at pay-by-plate and metered pay stations will no longer be in effect. CATA will implement a 15-minute weekday frequency during peak operations on MSU Spartan Service Routes 30, 31, 32 and 33, beginning March 14 through May 8, 2022.  The full service day may vary on each route, but in general:         Weekday Service Summary: Route 30: 15-minute frequency from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., then 30-minute frequency until 2 a.m. Route 31: 15-minute frequency from 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., then 30-minute frequency until 2 a.m. Route 32: 15-minute frequency from 7:04 a.m. – noon, then 30-minute frequency until 7:22 p.m. Route 33: 15-minute frequency […]

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