The 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
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
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.
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
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
Safe Rides is a free service provided to students who are concerned about walking alone on campus in the dark. Safe Rides is offered 6 p.m. to 2 a.m seven days a week. This service operates when school is in session. Over 15,000 students are escorted by our Safe Rides program annually.
about our Safe Rides program.
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.
about our Community Policing Program.
Student employment opportunities are posted on the Student Employment webpage as opportunities arise.
student employee jobs.
with our department as a student employee.
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: