Welcome to the Department of Public Safety


For updates on GVSU campus emergencies, please visit the GVSU Emergency website. 

The Emergency site contains the most up-to-date and accurate information available.

Grand Valley State University Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Department of Public Safety patrols campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide a safe environment for the Grand Valley community.

GVPD is a CALEA accredited agency

At the GV Department of Public Safety, we support student success.

Our Mission

Provide a safe and secure environment in which to learn, live, and work.

Our Vision

Customer service, community engagement, and progressive policing reflect our values and commitment to being the finest campus Public Safety department.

Leadership; do what is right, do your best, and treat others as you wish to be treated.

Our Values


Committing to the highest standards of personal conduct in what we say and do.


Collaborating and connecting with students, faculty, staff, and visitors.


Creating a welcoming environment that encourages, values, and respects diverse perspectives.


Working together to provide superior public safety services in every interaction.

Give Today

Donate to help GVPD purchase toys and treats to assist Koda with training!

This fund supports the maintenance of the GVPD K9 unit, including the costs of care and equipment.

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Page last modified September 29, 2023