Residential Officer Program
Public Safety and Police Services is working to build a strong link between Michigan Tech students, campus officers and law enforcement agents as a whole through the Residential Officer program. Since 2012 Officer Reid DeVoge has called a campus residence hall home, living and interacting with Michigan Tech students. The Residential Officer has a dedicated office space on the ground floor of Wadsworth Hall, the largest of the residence halls, where Officer DeVoge holds daily office hours.
Officer DeVoge eats in the dining halls, attends various residence programs, answers questions, plays games and spends a lot of time with the students on campus. He has become a part of the community. The regular presence of law enforcement in the residence halls has shifted many perceptions and attitudes and student conduct cases along with the overall (already low) crime rate have dropped.