Grand Valley Police Department

Community Policing

GVSU Police Department established a community policing division in 1999 to concentrate on building community partnerships, promoting awareness, and focus on problem solving in order to encourage a safe environment for those who work, live, and learn at Grand Valley State University.  Through collaborative efforts and unprecedented partnerships within the community have increased community trust, communication, and confidence in police services as a result.
The community police officers work closely with the Office of Housing and Residence Life to maintain and develop innovative programs that respond to the emerging needs of our student body.  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 community police 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 solve problems.  Do not hesitate in contacting our agency as a resource or one of the community police officers.  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.


Community Officers

CPO Betsy Dusendang CPO
Officer Betsy Wenk
GVPD:  616-331-3255
CPO Office North B 103
Officer Scott Dusendang
GVPD:  616-331-3255
CPO Office North B 103
Officer Minh Lien
GVPD:  616-331-3255
CPO Office North B 103


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