Department of Public Safety

Police Department

We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment :

  • that is conducive to the education of our students by protecting life and property;
  • by the investigation and prevention of crime;
  • and by providing assistance to all persons in need, in a manner that promotes confidence in our department throughout our diverse campus community.

We are dedicated to providing a quality work environment, developing our members through training and leadership, and promoting the affirmative action goals of the University.

We are divided into three divisions:

  • Patrol Division— investigating crimes, investigating traffic accidents, responding to emergencies, enforcing traffic laws and parking regulations, inspecting the security of buildings, coordinating special events, operating a communications center, monitoring fire and security alarms, money escorts, serving subpoenas and court papers, testifying in court, maintaining police records and lost and found.
  • Detective Division—conducts detailed investigations into criminal complaints and prepares criminal cases for prosecution.
  • Community Policing Division— forges partnerships between the police and members of the University community. These partnerships identify problems and implement permanent solutions, thereby enhancing the quality of life on campus.

Department of Public Safety
511 Monroe Street
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49006 USA
269.387.5555 | 269.387.6406 Fax