The CMU Police Department strives to provide exceptional law enforcement and community-oriented services in order to create a safe campus environment. To efficiently and effectively accomplish this, our department utilizes standard patrol tactics, as well as specialized areas to suit our community's needs. Please click below for information on each specific area:
The officers of Central Michigan University's Police Department are all certified police officers. They have full arrest and police powers as does any other police officer. The CMU Police Department not only provides police services to the campus community 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, but provides extended services to the members of the campus community which other police agencies may not. The department provides the following services:
- Conducting conspicuous and preventive vehicular patrols.
- Conducting conspicuous and preventative mountain bike patrols.
- Conducting initial and follow-up investigations.
- Preparing investigative or incident reports, detailing criminal and non-criminal incidents.
- Providing campus vehicular traffic control and enforcement.
- Answering all calls for medical problems and responds with the proper medical assistance until EMS arrives.
- Providing educational information on crime prevention to campus groups.
- Assisting motorists in retrieving their keys from inside their locked vehicle.
- Responding to all emergency calls.
The CMU Police Department exists to serve and protect the members of the campus community. If a desired service is not listed above, do not hesitate to contact the office at 989-774-3081. The services we provide extend far beyond the limited list above. If the department personnel cannot provide assistance, a referral to the appropriate department or person will be made.
Community Police Offices
Towers Complex - Kulhavi Hall
- Officer Josh Chapman
- Phone: 989-774-2276
East Complex - Few Lobby
- Officer Laura Martinez
- Phone: 989-774-2727
Emergency services team
The Isabella County Emergency Services Team (EST) is a multijurisdictional emergency response team. The team consists of officers from the CMU Police Department, Mt. Pleasant Police Department and the Isabella County Sheriff's Department. The officers from each of these departments fill roles as tactical officers and crisis negotiators on the EST.
Prior to appointment to the EST, officers must go through an interview process and a physical fitness test. The fitness test consists of push-ups, sit-ups, bench press, obstacle course, dummy drag, and a one-mile run. These minimum fitness standards must be maintained to remain a member of the team.
The EST is utilized for emergency situations such as barricaded suspects, hostage situations and suicidal subjects. The team is also utilized for non-emergency situations like high-risk arrests, and the execution of high-risk search warrants.
As a tactical member of the EST, officers are trained in several areas including, tactical entries, building clearing and defensive tactics. Tactical team members are also trained in several different weapons. Minimum standards are set for weapon proficiency and must be maintained while on the team.
Crisis negotiators are responsible for contacting and communicating with suspects. They are also responsible for the dissemination of the information learned to the team commander and on to the tactical team.
The CMU Police Department has three officers assigned to the tactical unit of the Emergency Services Team.