Police Operations

The Department of Public Safety is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to the campus community. We are located in the West Commons building, north of the Cramer Residence Hall and the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

We employ 13 sworn police officers who are certified by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards. We also hire student employees each year who assist with parking enforcement, special events security, dispatch, surveillance, and clerical work.

Training is Vital

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

Officers also receive additional training related to crime prevention, traffic control and other topics.