Eastern Michigan University
In 1987, the Eastern Michigan University Police Department assigned a Crime Prevention Officer position to the department which is dedicated to educating the campus community on crime prevention and awareness. Since this undertaking, 1800 crime awareness seminars have been conducted. These seminars are held at various on-campus locations throughout the year and are open to the campus community free of charge.
Questions pertaining to Crime Prevention, please contact Police Officer Candace Dorsey, Crime Prevention Coordinator, at (734-487-0987). The Crime Prevention office is located within the EMU Police Department at 1200 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734-487-1222).
Bicycle Registration Program
The EMU Police Department registers bicycles through Bike Guard. Registering bicycles greatly increases the likelihood that it will be returned to the owner if lost, stolen or recovered by a law enforcement officer.
When bicycles are registered with the EMU Police Dept., it is assigned a unique ID number for identification. When a registered bicycle through Bike Guard is found or recovered by Law Enforcement, officers are able to identify and match the bicycle's owner by the registered bicycle tags and/or serial numbers on the bicycle.
There is a easy process in place to register bicycles on EMU campus:
1. Contact the Crime Prevention Officer at 734.487.0987, see your Area Police Officer or contact the EMU Police Dept. 734.487.1222 to request assistance with your bicycle.
2. Once contacting an Officer, make arrangements to register your bicycle.
3. Complete the registration form and an Officer will affix the Bicycle tags on the bicycle in addition to recording pertinent bicycle information.
4. The Officer will enter the bicycle information into the BikeGuard data base.
Questions pertaining to the Bicycle registration program, please contact Police Officer Candace Dorsey, Crime Prevention Coordinator at (734)487.0987 or go on-line for additional information about the bike registration program at BikeGuard.
Crime Stoppers of Michigan rewards up to $1,000.00.
To contact Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line:
- Call: 1-800-speak-up
- Web-site: www.1800speakup.org
Eastern Michigan University Police department participates with Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that works with area police departments using a 1-800-speak-up tip line. Crime Stoppers rewards up to $1,000.00 for information that results in arrests and/or convictions of criminals. Currently, thirty police departments use this Crime Stoppers affiliation.
What to expect when using Crime Stoppers as an anonymous caller:
When a phone tip is received, the civilian operator fills out a form that includes all of the pertinent information gathered from the caller about the crime. The caller is then assigned a secret identification number and asked to call back within 48 hours. The information received by the Crime Stopper operator is then faxed immediately to the law enforcement coordinator who has jurisdiction of the crime. No personal identification from the caller is requested or demanded.
Why use Crime Stoppers?
- No court subpeanas
- No police interactions
If anyone knows information about a crime and would like to anonymously leave a tip, call 1-800-speak-up.
EMU reported crimes to Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers paid an anonymous person $200.00 for a tip on narcotic trafficking in a EMU residence hall which resulted in an arrest.
Crime Stoppers paid an anonymous person $900.00 for a tip on the where-a-bouts of a baby grand piano stolen from the University. That tip resulted in the recovery of the piano and arrests of the suspects.
**EMU P.D. was only notified of the tip reported. Not at any time was the caller identified or contacted by law enforcement**