Crime Prevention

Public Safety and Police Services offers a wide variety of crime prevention and education programs to the University community at no cost.  These programs are available to students, faculty and staff throughout the year on such topics as:

  • Personal Safety
  • Property Protection
  • Robbery and Larceny Prevention 
  • Residence Hall Safety
  • Date and Acquaintance Rape
  • Violence in the Workplace

If you are interested in arranging a program on a certain topic, please submit a Crime Prevention and Education Class Request.  You will be required to sign in with your ISO password to access the form.

Crime Prevention Programs

Bike Registration

Students should register their bicycles with Public Safety to ensure that bikes found without owners can be returned to the proper person. Please consider purchasing a lock to ensure the safety of your bike.

Fill out the online Bike Registration form (Michigan Tech ISO login required)


Safe-Walk provides a safe, escorted walk to and from campus locations. If you feel unsafe walking on campus at any time or for any reason, please call Public Safety and Police Services (906-487-2216) to request a Safe-Walk. The Safe-Walk program is not provided to or from off campus locations. This service is free of charge. 

Weapon Storage

Weapons are not allowed on campus but you can register and store a weapon at Public Safety and Police Services while you are visiting or staying in campus housing. More weapon storage information.

Rape Prevention Defense Program (RAD)

The Rape Prevention Defense program is composed of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The RAD program is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. 

Public Safety and Police Services will soon be offering this program as part of its crime prevention strategy. Please contact Lieutenant Donna Beels (906-487-2216) for more information.

Police Patrol

One of the primary tasks of the Department of Public Safety and Police Services is patrolling campus. Police officers patrol the residential, academic, athletic, and parking facilities as well as campus and surrounding streets twenty-four hours per day and seven days per week. Officers also perform foot patrol through the buildings and sidewalks on the main campus. This activity is vital to identifying and deterring potential criminal activity and to maintaining a safe and secure campus.

Sex Offender Registration

In accordance with state and federal laws, it is mandatory that registered sex offenders taking classes, living, or working at Michigan Tech report to the Department of Public Safety and Police Services. State of Michigan Sex Offender Website.

Operation ID

Public Safety and Police Services has engravers available to lend out. You may borrow an engraver by stopping by Public Safety and Police Services. These can be used to engrave your name or other unique identifier on your valuable items.