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Police Services & Operations

The uniformed officers of the Ferris State University Department of Public Safety (FSU DPS) are full time police officers licensed by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.  These officers have county-wide arrest authority and routinely assist area law enforcement officers with investigations and emergency response.  Ferris State University has had a professional police force since 1958 when the department officers took their first oath of office.

FSU DPS is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Department Training

Training is considered a vital part of maintaining a high level of service to the Ferris community. Therefore, officers are regularly trained in the following:

  • Active Shooter Response and Prevention
  • Basic First Aid and CPR
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Crowd Control
  • Defensive Driving
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Firearms Training
  • Harassment/Sensitivity
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Interview/Interrogation
  • Rape Aggression Defense
  • Sexual Assault Investigation