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.


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South campus road restrictions to support hazardous waste drop-off

The Oakland University Police Department will restrict the use of South Oakland Drive and Library Drive to indi...

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UPDATE: Police see no indication of continuing threat in suicidal subject incident

An active investigation continues into an early Thursday morning report of a possibly suicidal person who may have...

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UPDATE: Police continue to investigate report of armed, suicidal person near campus

Police continue to investigate an early Thursday morning report of a possibly suicidal person who may have been arm...

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OU ALERT: Possibly armed, suicidal person reported near campus

On Thursday, June 22, at approximately 2 a.m., the Oakland University Police Department received information from t...

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