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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) wants to ensure that all community members, including new and returning students at Michigan State University (MSU) and visitors to campus, are aware of important public safety information this fall.
Community members can expect to see ELPD as well as other law enforcement agencies patrolling the downtown area during busy time periods in the City, particularly weekends with home football games at MSU. Officers will be available to engage with people in a variety of ways, including on foot, on bike and in patrol cars.
“We want everyone to have fun and enjoy our vibrant downtown,” said ELPD Chief Kim Johnson. “But we expect that community members will know the rules so they can celebrate responsibly. Share this information with your friends from out of town. Watch out for yourself and each other. As always, if you see something, say something. Don’t hesitate to report something suspicious or to call 9-1-1 in an emergency.”
In addition to providing a reassuring presence for community members, officers from ELPD and their partners will be enforcing violations of City ordinances. It is important for community members and visitors to be aware of the following:
Other safety measures in the downtown area include enhanced lighting and video technology. Additionally, several downtown East Lansing businesses also have surveillance video cameras.
Personal Safety Tips:
Everyone – community members and visitors alike – are reminded to stay alert, remain aware of their surroundings and personal property/belongings and to report anything suspicious to ELPD. For emergencies, always call 9-1-1. In non-emergency situations, community members can call ELPD at (517) 351-4220 and use option 2 or report minor crimes online here.
To register for the City’s emergency alert system, text EASTLANSING to 888777 or visit https://local.nixle.com/register/.
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