The Oakland University Police Department provides a full range of professional police services to the university community. All OU police officers are fully licensed through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).

OU police officers enforce federal & state laws, as well as the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code and local university ordinances.  As sworn police officers, they are authorized to investigate, make arrests, or take any other necessary action to address any criminal activity.

The OU Police Department is committed to providing our students, staff, faculty, visitors, and guests with prompt, courteous, and professional police services.  If we can be of any assistance during your stay at OU, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Areas of Interest

Register for Emergency Alerts

Report Behavioral Concerns

Parking Services

Campus Safety Tips

Police Activity Log

Clery Security & Fire Safety Report

Campus Security Authorities (CSA)

Police Reports

University Ordinances

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)


Homecoming and Reunion Weekend parking advisory

In support of Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, October 13-14, the campus community is advised of the following p...

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Annual campus safety report released

At Oakland University we take safety very seriously. Each member of the campus community – students, faculty, and...

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OU ALERT: Sexual Assault Reported on Main Campus

Posted: 5:21 p.m. On Wednesday, September 27, the Oakland University Police Department received a report of a se...

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Text message alert system test set for Sept. 27

The Oakland University Police Department uses text message alerts to ensure that in the event of an emergency, ever...

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  • @carmen_folk It was slightly more busy due to homecoming but pretty comparable to most weekends depending on the time of the year.
    [1 hour ago]
  • Exciting News for OU! https://t.co/i1OmM2cLjS
    [11 hours ago]
  • OUPD had 224 Calls for Service this weekend which included; MIP Marijuana Arrest Warrant Arrest 2 medicals (due to alcohol consumption)
    [22 hours ago]