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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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Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) - Key Chain Defense Options Course for women
March 4 2017 at 9:00 AM
Police Department (Public Safety)
The Wayne State University Police Department is again offering a new Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Self Defense class for Women - The R.A.D. Key Chain Defense Options course is one of the only realistic and court-defensible impact weapons programs available for the general public. Combining proven R.A.D. Physical Defense strategies with revolutionary impact weapons defense techniques makes this program a worthy addition to the four R.A.D. System Women's Self Defense courses currently offered by the Wayne State University Police Department. Realistic employment, combat effectiveness, "light impact", fluid transitions and even simulation training exercises are all part of this program. This program revolves around use of the Kubaton in conjunction with weapon-enhanced physical skills. You will receive the Kubaton you train with at the completion of the class. The RAD Key Chain Defense Options class will be held at the Wayne State University Police Department on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The WSUPD is located at 6050 Cass Avenue at Burroughs, two blocks north of the I-94/Ford freeway. WSU students, staff and faculty members may also attend with, or enroll, one non-WSU woman as their guest. This would include non-WSU spouses, partners, girlfriends and female siblings. Daughters and siblings 12 to 16 years of age may attend the RAD Key Chain Defense Options training program once a parent signs a Parental Consent Form. We highly recommend that the minor female attends the RAD course with a female parent or older female sibling. The RAD Key Chain Defense course only costs $20.00 per participant for the one 4 hour session class. You will receive your own student manual and the Kubaton you train with. Payment is required at time of registration. We can accept cash or personal checks (payable to 'Wayne State University Police'). You must register in advance to ensure your enrollment. How to register for RAD Key Chain Defense for women: In order to maintain a high student to instructor ratio, class size is limited to the first 20 registered participants. To register for this class, please bring your $20 registration fee and your WSU OneCard ID, to the Records Section of Wayne State Police Department located at 6050 Cass Avenue at Burroughs, two blocks north of the Ford freeway. (Feel free to park in the 'Police Only Zone' in front of the building as the course registration will only take a couple of minutes). WSUPD Records Section Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. RAD Key Chain Defense Options class registrations will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, unless the class fills to capacity before that time. NOTE: All RAD Key Chain Defense class participants must have already completed the Basic Rape Aggression Defense class to attend RAD Key Chain Defense Options as you will use and build upon the skills previously learned in the RAD Basic Self Defense Class you attended.
RAD Aerosol Defense Options Class
March 4 2017 at 2:00 PM
Police Department (Public Safety)
RAD Aerosol Defense Options is a one session class lasting only four hours and covers all you need to know about the various chemical self-defense sprays currently available. Class participants will 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 defense 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.  Participants must have already completed the Women's Basic Physical Defense program, as you will build upon the skills you learned in that Basic class.  All RAD classes will be held at the Wayne State University Police Department. located at 6050 Cass Avenue at Burroughs, two blocks north of the Ford/I-94 freeway. The RAD Aerosol Defense Options course costs $20.00 per participant for the four hour class. Payment is required at time of registration. We can accept cash or checks, payable to 'Wayne State University Police'. You must register in advance to ensure your enrollment: In order to maintain a high student to instructor ratio, class size is limited to the first 20 registered participants. To register for this class, please bring your $20 registration fee and your WSU OneCard ID, to the Records Section of Wayne State Police Department located at 6050 Cass Avenue at Burroughs, two blocks north of the Ford freeway. (Feel free to park in the 'Police Only Zone' in front of the building as the course registration will only take a couple of minutes). WSUPD Records Section Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Registrations for this upcoming RAD Aerosol Defense Options class will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 unless the class fills to capacity before that time. NOTE: All RAD Aerosol Defense Options class participants must have already completed the Basic Rape Aggression Defense class to attend RAD Key Chain Defense Options as you will use and build upon the skills previously learned in the RAD Basic Self Defense Class you attended.
R.A.D. Instructor Certification Course
April 24 2017 at 8:00 AM
Police Department (Public Safety)
Upon successful completion participants will be certified to teach the R.A.D. Systems Basic Physical Defense.  This intense 3 day Instructor program is a cost effective way to obtain your own R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense Instructor(s), and offer this consistently structured, time tested, proactive program to the women in your community. This is a most comprehensive program and the only one of its kind, and now you and/or your agency can utilize its basic tailored format as an addition to your crime prevention / community policing offerings. (Runs Mon and Wed 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Tuesday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.) This course is taught in a relaxed environment that is conducive to learning tested instructional technique, proven tactics and unique insight about the problem of violence against women. Our program also includes physical defense workouts for technique development, and an evening exercise that is designed to simulate confrontational circumstances. From awareness and risk reduction to dynamic impact training, this program covers all the basics!  Registration includes a 200+ page instructor curriculum with participant manual to copy, instructor certificate and one year of the Instructor’s Voice newsletter. 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. This course is MCOLES approved. Tuition for this program is $450.00. To enroll, download and complete this registration form and mail, with check or money order, payable to: Wayne State University Police Department
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