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Department Phone Numbers

Emergency Services

In the event of any police, fire or medical emergency, or to report a crime, suspicious person or any matter that you feel deserves prompt police attention (whether on campus or in the surrounding area) all members of our campus community should immediately contact the Wayne State University Police Department at 313-577-2222.

Placing an emergency call to “911” is discouraged as the caller may not know the exact address, building name or their exact location to provide to the 911 Emergency Services Operator. This could result in an emergency response delay as the Detroit Police Department; Detroit Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services responders are not intimately familiar with the campus to the extent that WSUPD Officers are.

Again, any police, fire or medical emergency requests for services should always be directed to the Wayne State University Police at 313-577-2222.

WSU Police Department Phone Numbers


WSUPD Dispatch..............EMERGENCIES................................................313-577-2222

WSUPD Dispatch (non-emergencies).........................................................313-577-6057

Chief’s Office..............................................................................................313-577-2060

Line Operations and Administration............................................................313-577-2062

Auxiliary Functions......................................................................................313-577-6067

Investigations Section (Detectives).............................................................313-577-2053

Crime Prevention Section...........................................................................313-577-6064

Records Section.........................................................................................313-577-2056