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EMU Police 1200 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

1200 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

  • EMU Police Emergency: 734.487.1222 or 911
  • Non Emergency Police Dispatch: 734.487.1222

Safety Initiatives

  • Hiring of 10 additional police officers (four already patrolling, four additional officers to be hired this summer, two more this fall).
  • Focus is on maintaining the effective and extensive safety operations in place on Eastern's campus while greatly increasing the University's off-campus oversight.
  • All Eastern Michigan police are professional, fully deputized officers by the Washtenaw County Sheriff with jurisdiction in Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County.
  • Last October, Eastern initiated a major collaboration with the Ypsilanti Police and the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office to begin coordinated patrolling in the LeForge Road area north of campus.
  • Expanded patrols now include neighborhoods surrounding campus on its south, east and west borders, where a concentration of EMU students and staff live.
  • EMU Police will be adding a second crime response unit composed of two officers and a sergeant. The crime response unit is focused on investigating specific high-profile crimes.
  • The increased staffing will give Eastern 43 fully professional, deputized officers.
  • Eastern remains one of the safest campuses among all of Michigan's public universities (www.emich.edu/safetycomparison).
  • 500+ security cameras that blanket campus, with a high-tech command center operated 24/7.
  • Expanded the hours of the SEEUS campus escort service, which provides services to students, faculty and staff on campus after dark and overnight. More than 70 student employees are on call to escort students, faculty and staff around campus at night and overnight (during the academic year).
  • A new website has been established for students considering living off campus, with a safety checklist that renters should ask of landlords; links to EMU public safety resources; online crime mapping links for EMU and the city of Ypsilanti, as well as the city of Ann Arbor; links to bus schedules; links to renter's guides and other tenant resources; and, housing reviews provided by outside organizations. Additionally, landlords who want to participate in an annual off-campus housing fair must complete a safety checklist. (www.emich.edu/offcampushousing)
  • Eastern continues to work with private rental properties in the area to press for further safety measures in those complexes. Several have committed to added surveillance cameras, emergency call stations, and better security systems.
  • EMU Police will conduct crime prevention programs this fall at local apartment complexes.

posted 6.4.14

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