About CMU Police

CMU Police OfficersThe CMU Police Department employs over 20 police officers commissioned by the Michigan Commission Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). Police authority is through provisions of Public Act 120 of 1990 and deputization of police officers by the Isabella County Sheriff.

Highlighted below are some of our primary services and programs. If you have any questions, or need assistance locating the information you are seeking, please feel free to contact us at

Vehicle Registration
The Parking Services division of the CMU Police Department distributes parking permits and maintains all related records. This area is also responsible for daily customer service to our campus community and associated record keeping and collection efforts related to parking tickets. We have tried to answer the most frequently asked questions and provide as much information as we can on our website. Register Your Vehicle

Special Events
If you are planning a special event such as a conference, concert, dance, or sporting event, please complete our Special Events Form as early as possible prior to the event. The Special Events Coordinator at the CMU Parking Services Office will reply with any questions or concerns regarding your event. This communication will help your visitors have a pleasant experience while on the Central Michigan University campus.

Bicycle Registration
There is NO COST for a bicycle permit. Bicycle permits must be obtained on-line and are mandatory for all bicycles on campus. Upon registering online for your bicycle permit, the CMU Police/Parking Services Office will process your request and MAIL your bicycle permit to the selected address in approximately 4-7 working days. All permits must be properly affixed to your bicycle before they are considered valid.
Register Your Bicycle

Community Policing Officers
The CMU Police Department is fortunate to have two fulltime Community Policing Officers (CPO) assigned to the Residence Halls. The role of a CPO is to educate and promote safety in the Residence Halls, and to maintain a high level of interaction with their community. Learn more about our Community Policing Program.

Employment Opportunities
Student employment opportunities are posted on the Student Employment webpage as opportunities arise. View all student employee jobs. Apply with our department as a student employee.

Lost & Found
CMU lost and found items are managed by CMU Police staff and pick-ups can be scheduled by academic & administration buildings throughout the year. Items are processed and held at the CMU Police Department for 90 days or until the item is reunited with the rightful owner. All unclaimed items are donated or sent to be sold at a CMU surplus sale. Proceeds from these sales are contributed to several scholarships awarded to CMU students! Submit a Lost & Found inquiry. Our Lost and Found department can also be reached at: cmulostfound@cmich.edu.