Eastern Michigan University

Police Department

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

About Us

flagsThe Eastern Michigan University Police Department began in 1963 as a night watchman service. Today, EMU PD is a professional police department with full law enforcement capabilities. EMU PD is located at 1200 Oakwood St. and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to serve the needs of the campus community. The department is comprised of 21 Police Officers, 4 foot patrol Officers, 9 full time dispatchers, 4 sergeants and 4 administrators.

All police officers are certified through the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). The officers are sworn by the Eastern Michigan Board of Regents pursuant to Public Act 120 and also by the Ypsilanti City Police Department, thereby allowing them to enforce city ordinances as well as state laws. As sworn officers they are empowered to investigate, arrest or take other necessary action to address any criminal or other public infraction in the vicinity of the EMU campus. EMU PD officers work very closely with all area agencies including the Ypsilanti City Police Department, The Michigan State Police and the Washtenaw County Sheriff Department.

The EMU Police Department is committed to providing courtesy and excellence to the campus community. While we can promise you a committed effort to ensure your safety, we are of course unable to promise total isolation from crime. Therefore it is important that each of you take responsibility for your own safety. The key to preventing crime is awareness, which is best achieved through education. Please take time to read through this web site and familiarize yourself with the programs and activities we offer. Educate yourself about what you can do personally to make your campus a safer place. If you have any questions concerning your safety at EMU, please do not hesitate to call us at 734.487.1222. We are here to assist and protect you. Together we can combat crime successfully.