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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

Crime Alerts & Statistics

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department is dedicate to keeping the campus community informed and educated about crime on campus and the surrounding area. The links to the right will help students, parents, faculty and staff to keep educated about what types of crimes are going on in the area.

If you have any questions or concerns about crime on EMU's campus, please feel free to contact us.

Here you can find information regarding:

Timely Warning – Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department is dedicated to keeping the campus community informed about crime on campus and in surrounding areas.

To that end, it’s important to understand the types of warnings and alerts you can expect regarding crimes on campus and in areas near campus.

The department has recently clarified its procedure as to when it will send out a Timely Warning or a Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory, and the difference between each type of alert.

EMU Police issue Timely Warnings about crimes that potentially represent an immediate or continuing threat to students, faculty or staff, and which are directly reported to the department. Timely Warnings involve an incident on campus within the Clery geographic boundaries, in which a suspect(s) has not been apprehended, with a key goal being minimal delay in the reporting of the incident.

Such warnings are sent in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, known as the “Clery Act.”

Clery Act geographic boundaries EMU’s Clery Act geographic boundaries includes all of campus, and non-campus buildings or property controlled by an officially recognized student organization, along with all public property that is immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus.

Download a larger map of our Clery Act geographic boundaries (pdf).

An Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory will be issued when a crime that potentially threatens the campus community occurs outside the University’s Clery Act geographic boundaries, and the suspect has not been apprehended or identified. The investigation is led by an external police agency, such as Ypsilanti Police or the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

EMU Police will decide whether to issue such an advisory on a case-by-case basis, considering the nature of the crime and any continuing danger to the campus community. A key element in issuing an Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory vs. a Timely Warning is whether an immediate threat to campus is present, along with the lag time between when an off-campus crime occurs and is reported to another police agency and when EMU police receive the information.

The guiding principle in issuing the alerts described above is keeping you properly informed, along with preserving the safety and security of the EMU community.

For questions about this, please contact EMU Chief of Police Bob Heighes at 734-487-1222, or email him at rheighes@emich.edu.

Daily Crime Logs and Fire Logs:

These logs contain reported incidents  concerning Eastern Michigan University; of which the Eastern Michigan University Police Department, responded.

The Annual Security Report:

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department prepares an Annual Security Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This report is prepared in cooperation with the Housing Office and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards Departments. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act.

Campus Security Authority:

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act final rule of November 1, 1999 designates certain members of the university community as Campus Security Authorities. This group includes but is not limited to: a dean of students who oversees student housing, a student center, or student extra-curricular activities; or a director of athletics, team coach, or a faculty adviser to a student group. The following are probably not campus security authorities: a single teaching faculty member (other than an adviser to a student group); or a physician in a campus health center or a counselor in a counseling center whose only responsibility is to provide care to students; or campus clerical staff.

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