Grand Valley Police Department

Individual Awareness

The task ahead of you is never as great as the power behind you and in order to make GVSU a safe environment, it starts with you.

The top priority of the GVSU Police Department is providing you with a safe campus.  While Grand Valley State University is a safe campus it’s important that everyone within our community takes responsibility for there own personal safety. Tragedy provides an unfortunate reminder of the importance of being prepared for disaster to strike.  A campus can only be as safe and prepared as the community allows it to be.
Our police department encourages everyone within this environment to be alert, aware and responsible for themselves, others and the community by taking advantage of the educational opportunities regarding safety.
Our law enforcement officers are trained to work with college students, faculty and staff.  Our police department has a great deal of expertise in helping manage difficult situations, referring individuals to the appropriate resources, and working together to create a safe and secure environment in which to work, live, and learn.  Do not hesitate in contacting our agency as a resource.  If you are struggling or are concerned about someone’s behaviors, ask for help.  You don’t have to wait for unfortunate events to occur, simply contact the police.
The right attitudes and actions can protect you, your belongings, other individuals and the campus by reducing risk and opportunity for unfortunate events to occur. Remember not all emergency situations are the same. It is up to you to take the initiative.
Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the university. 

Page last modified December 26, 2010