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The Wayne State Police Department

With its own buildings, restaurants, and campus streets, within the City of Detroit, Wayne State University resembles a city unto itself. The Wayne State University Police perform the same duties as the police in the community where you live. All of the 54 officers employed by the Department are college graduates and State of Michigan certified Police Officers. Whether on campus, or in the area surrounding Wayne State, the Department is committed to providing full service police response.

The Department is comprised of Police Officers who are commissioned by the City of Detroit and have the same responsibilities and authority as any Police Officer in Michigan. They patrol the Wayne State University area in patrol cars, on foot, mountain bikes, and motorcycles, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A group of civilian cadets also patrol the area, keeping radio contact with the Dispatch Center.

All Officers have at least a Bachelor's Degree. Nearly half are Wayne State University graduates. All have completed an intensive pre-service training period in a State certified police academy. This is followed by a demanding 10 phase on-the-job Field Training Program. The Department's commitment to training keeps the Officers up to date in the latest techniques for enforcing the law and serving the community.

Established in 1966, the Department has maintained an impressive safety record. The entire Wayne State Campus is in touch with the Department via the Blue Light Phone System. There are over 140 safety phones on and around the Main campus and Medical School areas.

View a complete listing of Department personnel, including telephone and email addresses to make contacting us as convenient as possible.