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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


  •  The planned hiring of 10 additional police officers (eight have been hired, with two more to be hired this fall).   

  • The increased staffing will give Eastern 43 professional, sworn officer positions.

  • Announced participation in the Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance, a coalition of top area officials and law enforcement leaders aimed at expanding crime fighting in the eastern Washtenaw region.

  • In fall, 2013, Eastern initiated collaboration with the Ypsilanti Police and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office for 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.

  • All Eastern Michigan police are professional, fully deputized officers by the Washtenaw County Sheriff, with jurisdiction in Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County.

  • 700 + security cameras blanket campus, with a high-tech command center that operates 24/7.

  • Eastern has worked with DTE Energy to add new perimeter lighting in the Leforge Road area, and along Huron River Drive, stretching back west to Cornell Road.

  • Eastern remains one of the safest campuses among Michigan’s public universities.

  • Focus remains on maintaining the effective and extensive safety operations in place on Eastern’s campus while greatly increasing the University’s off-campus oversight.

  • Expanded the hours of the SEEUS campus escort service, which provides services to students, faculty and staff on campus after dark, until 3 a.m. More than 50 student employees are on call to escort students, faculty and staff around campus at night and overnight (during the academic year).

  • Eastern continues to work with private rental properties in the area to press for further safety measures in those complexes. Several have added surveillance cameras, emergency call stations, and better security systems.

  • EMU Police conducting crime prevention programs at local apartment complexes.

  • A website has been established for students considering living off campus, with a safety checklist that renters should ask of landlords. The website includes links to EMU public safety resources, crime maps, bus schedules, renter's guides and housing reviews. Landlords who want to participate in an annual off-campus housing fair must complete a safety checklist.

  • The EMU police force takes pride in its diversity, which reflects the rich diversity of Eastern. Minorities make up 31 percent of the police force and are included in command and patrol ranks. Women make up roughly 25 percent of the force. 


    posted 8.5.15
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