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The Wayne State University Police Department was formed in 1966 and provides a full range of professional police services to both the main and medical center campuses as well as the surrounding neighborhoods. Each Officer has at least a bachelor's degree and many have advanced degrees.  All Wayne State University Police Officers are fully licensed through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). All officers are sworn Peace Officers commissioned under State law and each officer has also been commissioned as a Detroit Police Officer. Officers are empowered to enforce all federal and state laws as well as the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code and city of Detroit Ordinances, both on and off the campus. As sworn police officers, they are authorized to investigate, arrest or take any other necessary action to address any criminal or other public infraction in the vicinity of the WSU campus. WSU Police Officers work very closely with the Detroit Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police.

The Wayne State University Police Department is committed to providing our students, staff, faculty, visitors and guests with prompt, courteous and professional police services. While we provide a committed effort to ensure your safety, we can not promise you total isolation from crime. Personal safety and crime prevention efforts are the responsibility of the entire Wayne State University community and it is important that everyone takes responsibility for the safety of their person and property. The key to preventing crime is awareness, which can be best accomplished through education.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

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R.A.D. Aerosol Defense Options
October 4 2017 at 5:00 PM
Police Department (Public Safety)
Learn the most realistic methods for accessing, deploying and assisting the aerosol defense option; and if it fails to work (and it may), learn the proven backup strategies needed for successful escape. R.A.D. Systems has conducted over 300 videotaped live test exposures to various aerosol products with a wide range of delivery systems. Stop believing a manufacturer's selling hype.  We know what works and what doesn't through hands on experience. This is a one day class. Participants must have already completed the Basic Physical Defense program.
R.A.D. Weapons Defense Options
October 14 2017 at 10:00 AM
Police Department (Public Safety)
R.A.D. Systems Weapons Defense Program teaches participants realistic defensive strategies against edged weapons and firearms.   This class is offered over a two day four hour per day period. Participants must have already completed the Basic Physical Defense program.
R.A.D. Instructor Certification Course
October 16 2017 at 8:00 AM
Police Department (Public Safety)
Participants in this Instructor Certification course will, upon successful completion, be certified to teach the R.A.D. System of Basic Physical Defense for Women. This intense 3 day, 30 hour Instructor Certification program is a cost effective way to obtain your own self defense Instructor(s) and offer this proactive program to the women in your community. This is the most comprehensive program of its kind and now your agency can utilize the basic tailored format as a part of your overall crime prevention package. Our Instructors Certification program is dynamic in every way. The course is taught in a relaxed environment that is conducive to learning our tested instructional techniques, proven tactics and unique insight into the problem of violence against women. Our program includes physical defense workouts for technique development and also includes an exercise that is designed to simulate confrontational situations. From awareness and prevention to development of tactical skills and understanding confrontational principles, this program covers it all. Registration includes all program materials and Instructor curriculum. RAD is endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the National Self-Defense Institute, RedMan Training Gear and the National Academy of Defense Education. To register for the program, contact Sgt. Jaclyn Wilton at 313-577-6082 at ec0644@wayne.edu or Inv. Eleshia Evans at 313-577-2054 af2879@wayne.edu.
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