A safe place to learn, work and live
Safety. It takes people.
Wayne State University has one of the safest campuses in Michigan. Crime in the area continues to decrease thanks to the men and women of the WSU Police Department.
- 54 sworn WSU police officers patrol the campus and surrounding community.
- Every WSU officer is licensed by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.
- Each officer is commissioned as a Detroit police officer.
- Each WSU police officer has a bachelor’s degree. Many have master’s degrees.
- WSU police services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- The WSUPD has specially trained officers on bicycle patrol and with K-9 patrol units.
Safety. It takes education & prevention.
Wayne State has one of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced safety plans of any university. Here are some reasons why that’s true.
- WSU police headquarters -- a 33,000 square-foot, 1924 building designed by Albert Kahn -- recently underwent a $5.7 million state-of-the-art restoration.
- A revolutionary dispatch center in police headquarters provides state-of-the-art surveillance and crime prevention systems, including an automatic ‘lock-out’ of most campus buildings to guard against would-be intruders.
- More than 300 emergency ‘blue light’ telephones, located on campus and throughout university buildings, allow contact with police in an emergency or for routine service requests.
- An award-winning system of cell phone, e-mail and IM emergency technology alerts you in three of the fastest ways possible. A fourth alert, the outdoor warning system, will be active this summer.
Recently in the news:
- Wayne State women police officers make history as the university’s first ever motorcycle patrol - June 2009
- Urban renewal by the city's finest: Wayne State restores Albert Kahn masterpiece to create high-tech police headquarters on campus - June 2008
- New broadcast messaging service at Wayne State University ensures timely alerts to students, faculty, staff in emergency situations - August 2007
- Wayne State University Police join Detroit’s Computer Assisted Dispatch (CAD) system - September 2006
- Wayne State University implements 800 MHz radio system - September 2006