University Compliance

Public Safety

Professionals drawn from both academic and administrative units work together to protect University faculty, staff, students, visitors and create and preserve a healthy environment and physical plant.

Public Safety Services

University Compliance Network Contact:

Brandon DeHaan, Police Captain and Clery Compliance Officer, x13255

Representative Compliance Areas:

Law enforcement, traffic and parking ordinance enforcement, Clery Act, Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, campus security, fire safety, emergency planning, drug and alcohol enforcement, sexual assault investigation, victims' rights and services.

Helpful Resources:

Public Safety Services operates as a full-service law enforcement agency dedicated to "providing a safe and secure environment in which to work, live and learn."  The Public Safety website contains many valuable resources for the GVSU and broader community, including:

  • Services
  • Reporting
  • Clery Crime Stats
  • Community Policing
  • Education and Prevention
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Parking

Pew Campus & Regional Centers Security

University Compliance Network Contact:

Russell Wolff, Assistant Chief, x16677

Representative Compliance Areas:

Campus and building security, parking regulation enforcement, emergency planning, fire safety, incident reporting, victims' rights and services,

Helpful Resources:

The goal of Pew Campus Security is "to provide our University community and visitors with a safe, secure environment."  Working closely with GVSU Public Safety officers and other law enforcement agencies as needed, the department serves faculty, staff, students, and visitors in Grand Rapids, Holland and Muskegon facilities.  References available on the Pew Campus Security website include:

  • General Information
  • Safety on Campus
  • Parking
  • Emergency Preparation
  • Victim Services

Crisis Communication Plan

GVSU Contact:

Mary Eilleen Lyon, Associate Vice President University Communications, x12221

Helpful Resources:

The University Crisis Communication Plan is published in the Grand Valley Manual.

Fire Safety - Student Housing

University Compliance Network Contacts:

Andy Beachnau, Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs; Director of Housing and Health Services; , x2120

Representative Compliance Areas:

Annual Fire Safety Report, fire safety education and training in student housing facilities.

Helpful Resources:

The Office of Housing & Residence Life teams with Facilities Services, Pew Campus Operations, Public Safety and Pew Campus Security to provide fire safety education and training for student housing residents. 







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