Additional Safety Resources
At Central Michigan University, providing you with a safe campus is our top priority. While CMU has one of the safest campuses in the state, it's important that everyone takes steps to keep themselves safe, whether at home, in the workplace, or the classroom.
If you would like a safety presentation for your class or group, please contact Lt. Cameron Wassman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Light Emergency Phones
All locations are tested every other week to ensure they are operational. When any defects are found, they are fixed promptly. If you find a blue light phone which is in need of repair (e.g. not working, not lit, etc.) please contact the CMU Police Department.
View the Blue Lights on the Campus Map.
Blue Light Emergency Phone locations
|Biosciences||Southeast corner of the building near the loading dock|
|Bovee University Center||Southeast corner of the building|
|Brooks Hall||Northeast entrance of the building|
|Brooks Hall Loading dock||Near the southwest corner of the building|
|CMED/Health Professions||Southeast most corner of Lot 12|
|Courtyard Marriot||Southeast intersection of East Campus Dr and Stadium Dr|
|Dow Science||Northwest corner of the building|
|Foust Hall||West end of the building|
|Grawn Hall||Southeast corner of the building|
|IET Building||North end of building|
|Intramural Fields||Northwest corner of the service building|
|Kelly/Shorts Stadium & IAC||On the Northwest stadium ticket booth|
|Lot 1||North end of the east section|
|Lot 8||Middle of the south side of the lot|
|Lot 22 North||East edge of lot across from Anspach Hall|
|Lot 22 South||East edge across from the Southwest corner of Pearce hall|
|Lot 33||East end of median dividing north & south sections of lot|
|Lot 63||Northwest corner of the lot on the stadium ticket booth|
|Lot 70||On the light post in the southeast corner near entrance|
|Lot 75N||Northeast corner near the Broomfield Rd entrance|
|Lot 75S||Northwest most corner of 75S|
|Northwest Apartments||On the south laundry facility|
|Northwest Apartments Lot 1A||Southwest corner near building 4|
|Pearce Hall||North side near the west end of the building|
|Public Broadcasting/Welcome Center||Southwest corner of the building|
|Research Lab (by CART)||On the light post in the parking lot|
|Rose Ponds||On the electrical panel between the ponds|
|Rowe Hall||Southwest corner of the building|
|SAC/Rose||East side of building at arena entrance|
|Soccer/Lacrosse Fields||Southwest corner of the Bennett Track|
|South Grounds||Northwest corner of the garage|
|Wheeler Hall||East end of building|
|Wightman Hall/Lot 16||Southwest corner of the building|
Lost and found
The CMU Police Department houses lost and found property that are lost or misplaced on the CMU campus. The Lost and Found department is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Lost and found personnel schedules vary, so call 989-774-1835 for the operational hours or stop by the CMU Police Department and complete a lost and found inquiry form to have our inventory searched for your item.
Please e-mail email@example.com with a description of the article you have lost, date, location, color and telephone number where you can be contacted. Please indicate LOST AND FOUND in the subject line of your e-mail. Please do NOT direct lost and found concerns to the generic police email account.
Campus lost and found pick up locations
Each building on campus also generally has a designated lost and found location. It may be beneficial to make contact with that specific building to see if your missing item has been turned in.
The CMU Police Department attempts to return property to the owners, when ownership can be determined. Inquiries about lost items can be made in person at the department, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If any campus department would like to arrange for pick-up on a weekly or monthly basis, call 989-774-1835.
In 2009, Central Michigan University became StormReady compliant, as designated by the National Weather Service. CMU became the third university in the state (and one of less than 50 in the nation) to complete the program. Based on an average population of 23,000 (including on‐campus housing, local enrollment, and faculty/staff), CMU was able to meet the six criteria levels of StormReady. We are re-evaluated every three years, and we continue to meet the requirements listed below:
1. The CMU Police Department is able to maintain operations during a severe weather event, working with on-and-off campus resources.
2. CMUPD is able to receive real-time and future weather information from multiple, technology-rich sources.
3. CMUPD maintains local weather monitoring equipment on-site. Our local weather conditions are reported to two sources, and can be accessed online:
- Citizens Weather Observer Program (CWOP) / Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS)
- Weather Underground (Online Weather Reporting and Tools)
4. Once information is received, the CMU Police Department is able to disseminate warnings to the campus community using multiple methods. We are able to notify many people in a timely fashion through applications which alert through phone calls, text messages, emails, and indoor and outdoor speaker systems.
5. The CMU Police Department works in conjunction with other departments to ensure the campus community is aware of severe weather risks and safety. The Environmental Health and Safety Department conducts various training opportunities year‐round; available to faculty, staff and students.
6. CMUPD and EH&S have policies in place for many activities related to severe weather. These include emergency notifications, contact with the National Weather Service, seeking assistance from other agencies, spotter activation, and crisis response. The CMU Police Department also has personnel who are trained in spotting and reporting severe weather, often at its early onset.
The safety and security of CMU students, faculty, staff, and visitors is our goal. If you have any questions or comments regarding our severe weather plans or our participation in the StormReady program, please contact Lieutenant Cameron Wassman.
Read for more information regarding the National Weather Service's StormReady program.
Be a Force of Nature by knowing your risk, taking action and being an example for your community.
The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events.
As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, the CMU Police Department is committed to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.
For more information, see the Weather-Ready Nation website.
Know your risk
What you can do
- Follow the National Weather Service on Facebook and Twitter
- Read the NCEI State of the Climate Report to discover historical trends.
What you can do
Be an example
What you can do
Lock it or lose it
Remove your valuables and lock your vehicle each time you leave it.
In the United States, a motor vehicle is stolen every 44 seconds.
Don't be the next victim
Nearly half of vehicle theft is the result of driver error, such as leaving a key in the ignition or a door unlocked. An unlocked door or window is an easy target for thieves.
The estimated total value of vehicles stolen nationwide each year exceeds $4.3 billion!
Only half of vehicles reported stolen are recovered.
Tips for keeping your vehicles and valuables safe:
- Always close windows, lock doors and take the key with you.
- Never leave your vehicle unattended while running.
- Park in a garage if available. Lock BOTH the car and the garage.
- Don't leave your keys unattended, especially in easily accessible areas.
- Keep vehicle registration and proof of insurance on you; DON'T leave these documents in your glove compartment.
- Always park in well-lit areas.
- Never leave valuables or packages in your vehicle, especially WHERE THEY CAN BE SEEN. Put them in the trunk!
- Report suspicious activity by calling 911.
(Content provided by the Michigan Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) of the Michigan State Police)