Eastern Michigan University
The Eastern Michigan University Police provides Patrol Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The primary function of patrol is deterring criminal activity and property damage, and to provide a rapid response to any incidents in progress. Patrol methods utilized include, but are not limited to the following:
- Vehicle Mobile Patrols
- Foot Patrols
- Stationary Patrols at fixed Sites
- Bicycle Patrols
Patrol services are what most people think of when they think of a police department. Officers in squad cars driving around talking on mobile radios, responding to calls for service. In addition to the traditional model of driving around until the next radio call comes in, our officers are also community police and liaison officers, evidence technicians and field training officers. They are visiting classes and community events, doing crime prevention surveys, and helping out visitors to our campus community, You may see our uniformed officers riding bikes, or walking, collecting data for problem solving initiatives or developing strategies to reduce crime and violence while interacting with the University community.
But while they are doing all this, if you call 9-1-1 or our non-emergency number, it is the patrol officer that gets the call. It is the patrol officer that is our first responding presence to any situation and it is the patrol officer that forms the public’s image of our police department. We are very proud of our patrol officers and all that they do every day and night to make our community a safer and friendlier place to be.