About CeRNS

The Center for Regional and National Security (CeRNS) at Eastern Michigan University advances citizen security thorough innovation and excellence in teaching and research. It is dedicated to providing solutions to some of the tough problems facing our nation in Information Security, Law Enforcement, Fire Management and regional and national efforts in Homeland Security. Its work aligns perfectly with the University's mission of commitment to excellence in teaching and basic and applied research for service and outreach to the immediate and wider communities.

CeRNS conducts a broad range of related activities that make for cooperative interaction of talents and abilities available nowhere else in the United States. It delivers highly technical, management-oriented programs by which research-initiated projects are implemented across disciplines and encourages and supports broad-span, original thinking that brings together in new ways the expertise of the several disciplines within the Center's three platforms.

Our Mission

The Center for Regional and National Security is committed to excellence in teaching, training, and research within the areas of Information Assurance, Law Enforcement/Fire Management, School Safety/Security, Homeland Security, and Emergency Management. Building on the tradition that Eastern Michigan University has established, this Center extends those values in a global philosophy that enhances students, community, state & federal agencies, and people of all nations.