The sections of the Wayne State University Police Department work in concert to provide a wide array of safety services for the community we serve. Each section is listed below with a brief description of the services they provide. Feel free to contact the section that can help you. If you are not sure, call Communications at 313-577-2224.

Line Operations

  • Emergency response/crimes in progress/suspicious persons
  • Crime reporting and documentation
  • Uniformed patrol (24 hours a day 7 days a week).
  • Special events coverage
  • Traffic and parking enforcement
  • Laser and radar speed enforcement
  • Mountain bike patrols
  • Evidence handling and crime scene maintenance
  • Field Training Program
  • Cadet program


  • Initiate and follow up criminal investigations
  • Fraud investigations
  • Found property reporting
  • Evidence processing
  • Witness and complainant follow-up and assistance
  • Surveillance
  • Dignitary protection
  • Criminal warrant preparation

Auxiliary Functions

  • Alarm/access systems maintenance and controls
  • Dispatch and communications
  • Records Section
  • Training
  • Blue Light Phone System

Records and Communications

  • Dispatch operations
  • Alarm monitoring
  • Access card encoding
  • Report and document processing and control
  • Alarm systems configurations
  • Camera operations

Training and Resource Personnel

  • Training and legal update of personnel
  • Equipment replacement and repair
  • Vehicle equipment and maintenance
  • Monitor and repair Blue Light Phone System
  • Field training of new officers

Administrative Services

  • Manage the recruitment and hiring process
  • Maintain¬†employee records
  • Monitor Department budget, prepare projections¬†and track expenditures
  • Process purchase requests, ensure compliance with regulations
  • Manage the citizen complaint process and internal investigations
  • Manage Michigan training grant funds
  • Monitor employee benefits
  • Payroll preparation

Computer Operations

  • Maintain the department computer aided dispatch and reporting system
  • Maintain the department website
  • Provide input and training for new computer innovations
  • Provide crime analysis based on department statistical data