Ferris State University Department of Public Safety

  • Agency: Ferris State University Department of Public Safety
  • Address: 1319 Cramer CircleBig Rapids MI 49307-2128, West Commons, Big Rapids, 49307-2128 MI
  • Chief:
Phone: (231) 591-5000
Fax: (231) 796-0169

Ferris State University Department of Public Safety is located at 1319 Cramer CircleBig Rapids MI 49307-2128, West Commons, Big Rapids, 49307-2128 MI. The Ferris State University Department of Public Safety phone number is (231) 591-5000.

Ferris State University Department of Public Safety News

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Director of Public Safety Bruce Borkovich releases a statement to the Ferris State University community regarding the recent claims of human trafficking in the Big Rapids area. Read his statement here: https://bit.ly/2CRlYB1.

October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth. We are always here for you. Do not hesitate to contact us at (231) 591-5000 or the Women’s Information Service Inc. (WISE) 24/7 hotline at 1-800-374-WISE with any concerns. In an emergency, dial 911 immediately. For additional information on Domestic Violence and other education material, visit: https://bit.ly/2NEsCM8. #YouAreNotAlone #EndDomesticViolence #October #SpeakUp


Please join us in welcoming Evan Rezler as DPS' Public Relations Intern for the academic year. Evan is responsible for assisting in media relations and social media presence for DPS. He will assist DPS in positively promoting the department's philosophy, mission, and standards. Read more about Evan and his internship here: https://bit.ly/2PpVfy8. #FSUDPS #FerrisState

Another successful #DogsandDonuts is in the books! Do not miss out on our Monday morning tradition. Follow us on Twitter (@FSUDPS) for updates on each week's location.

In case you missed us last week, make sure to keep an eye out for our location tomorrow morning for this week's #DogsandDonuts

If Brutus Ferris and Chief Borkovich had a thumb war, who would win? #ThumbWar #FSUDPS #FerrisState

Don't fill up at the rock! We have donuts for your morning walk. Stop by and see us on your way to class #DawgsnDonuts

The internet is a huge part of our lives at work and at home, and no one is immune to cyber threats. Constantly being connected means increased risks to our privacy and security every single day. It is everyone's responsibility to learn how to behave safely and responsibly online - and when we do, we make the internet safer and more secure for us all. For more information, visit www.staysafeonline.org. #CyberAware

Need a #SafeRide home? SafeRide is a free shuttle service available to students and the community on the weekend that provides transportation home from local establishments in town. All riders' information are confidential and will not be exchanged. The SafeRide bus, contracted with Dial-A-Ride, will shuttle in this orderly fashion: Friday 12:00 am - 2:30 am Saturday 12:00 am - 2:30 am GypsyNickelLounge Sawmill Saloon Star Shooters The Gate The bus will pick up riders from the establishment and drop them home, within the City of Big Rapids, before resuming to the next establishment. The SafeRide bus will not take riders to other local establishments. You can track the bus by visiting this webpage: http://bigrapids.doublemap.com/map/mobile For more information, call 231-591-5000.

Ferris State University is committed to campus security and safety and recognizes this as an important issue in post-secondary education. The U.S. Department of Education adopted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, commonly referred to as the Clery Act, to provide students nationwide with a safe environment in which to learn and to ensure that students, parents, employees and visitors are well informed about campus security. Ferris State University prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Re-authorization Act. Included in this report are three (3) years of statistics for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned by the University, including but not limited to Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) and public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. A paper copy of the report is available by calling (231) 591-5900. You may also view this report by accessing the following website: https://bit.ly/2NLFm8y.

The Ferris Homecoming 2018 football game (Ferris State Football) starts at 3:00 pm tomorrow, Sept 29. If you plan to tailgate before the game, we encourage attendees to read the university's tailgating policy on expected behavior. Be safe, have fun, and as always... GO BULLDOGS! #FerrisHC2018 #FerrisState #FSUDPS

On June 29, 2018, Governor Rick Snyder signed three house bills into Law. PA 279 and 280 of 2018 require motorists to give three feet of space as they pass bicyclists on the roadways. PA 277 of 2018 improves drivers education in Michigan to put a greater emphasis on bicycle safety. Beginning today, the laws are now in effect. For more information, click the attached FAQ (League of Michigan Bicyclists). #BicycleSafety #ShareTheRoad #FSUDPS

Are you interested in earning volunteer hours and working with other students from across campus? The DPS Parking Appeals Committee is looking for students who are non-affiliated with DPS to review parking appeals and make unanimous committee decisions on the disposition of an appeal. Students who are interested in serving on this committee, or for more information, should e-mail ParkingServices@ferris.edu or call during business hours to (231) 591-5000 and ask about the appeals committee. #FSUDPS

Hey commuters! If your car is in the shop and you need to use a secondary vehicle, you can get a temporary permit for $1 that is valid for 1 week. Visit our website at: https://bit.ly/2DtMpOl or stop in for more details!

Take a peek at some behind the scenes action from our campus-wide security alert system test yesterday. For more information regarding how to get registered for text alerts, please visit: https://bit.ly/2Mhjdt7 or MyFSU>Student>Life@FSU>Campus Safety & Parking.

FSU Emergency Alert System: THIS IS A TEST of the FSU Emergency Alert System. Outdoor broadcast system on BR campus will also be tested. No action is needed.

An attack can happen anywhere, regardless of the historical safety of a community. Please take a moment of your time to watch our Active Shooter Preparedness video and #PlanAhead during #NationalPreparednessMonth. #FerrisState #FSUDPS

We will have a police car somewhere parked on campus tomorrow morning. You will see the emergency lights on and a banner next to the vehicle. If you are on the way to class and see the car parked with the banner, we encourage you to stop by. The officer might have something that will make your morning better... #DogsAndDonuts #FerrisState #FSUDPS

#FerrisParkingTip Overflow Lot Reminder: Residence Hall (Ferris State University's Office of Housing and Residence Life) students who find their parking lot full can park in their overflow lot without getting a ticket. If you find your lot full, contact Ferris Dispatch (231) 591-5000 and a service officer will be dispatched to check for vehicles in violation. Residence hall and apartment students who plan to have guests on campus need to register their guest's vehicle with DPS. The guest will be assigned to a specific parking lot. Guests can now obtain a parking permit online by visiting www.ferris.edu/parking and navigating to the Guest Parking portal. #FerrisState #FSUDPS

#DYK #FerrisParkingTip

Please be aware Ferris State University Department of Public Safety will conduct an Emergency Alert System test on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00 am. The systems being tested include: RAVE, Alertus, Digital Signage and the Outdoor Broadcast Sirens. The test will be delivered to the Ferris State University Big Rapids Campus, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, GRx Ferris State College of Pharmacy, and EIO locations. Depending on your location and method of message delivery, you may receive the test message on your computer screen, digital signage, email, and/or via text message. Students, faculty and staff can sign-up to receive Emergency Text Alerts through their MyFSU. Directions for students, faculty and staff can be found by visiting this link: https://bit.ly/2Mhjdt7. Parents, family or friends of Ferris students can receive Ferris State University emergency messaging. Text the word FerrisAlerts to the number 67283 on the cell phone you wish to register with the system. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ferris DPS at 231-591-5000. Thank you for your support and understanding as we test these critical emergency systems.

Mecosta and Osceola Counties participate with Smart911. Please go to https://www.smart911.com and sign up today. This is a free voluntary app that allows you to enter information about yourself and your family (or business), so if you have to call 911, Meceola Consolidated Central Dispatch Authority gets additional information that could save lives and property. Smart911 is a safe and secure method to log information for special needs, medical information, security issues, or other important information emergency dispatchers may need. For more information, please call Ferris State University Department of Public Safety's non-emergency dispatch at (231) 591-5000. #FSUDPS #SafeCampus #FerrisState