Tony Van Houten joins communications team

Posted: January 11, 2016

The Oakland University Police Department welcomes Tony Van Houten to the communications team.  Van Houten joins the OU Police Department following an honorable 28-year career with the Oxford, Michigan Police Department.

Van Houten is married with three children.  The oldest is an Oakland University alumnus.

In his free time, Van Houten enjoys watching sports, especially hockey and soccer.  His passion for sports drove him to coach both boys and girls high school soccer at Lapeer West for eight years ...

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New Bear Bus route developed to help ease parking congestion

Posted: January 10, 2016

Frequent pick-ups to add convenience to parking in south campus lots

Oakland University Student Congress, the Oakland University Police Department and the Bear Bus team collaborated on an effort to relieve campus parking congestion and make it easier for commuting students to find a parking spot and get to class.

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 17, the new Bear Bus Express Route will travel from the P-35 and P-37 parking lots on the south side of campus ...

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South campus traffic being rerouted

Posted: January 5, 2016

In order to alleviate considerable traffic congestion resulting from campus construction road closures, the Oakland University Police Department and Facilities Management are rerouting traffic patterns to improve traffic flow on the south side of campus.

Effective Thursday, January 6, the temporary crossover road between parking lots P-36 and P-24 will be closed. The temporary crossover road between lots P-24 and P-26 will remain open, however.

As a result of this change, the only access to and from the P-24 and ...

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OU declares snow emergency for Sunday, Dec. 11

Posted: December 11, 2016Snow Emergency Map

Oakland University has declared a Snow Emergency and is requiring all vehicles to be moved out of designated snow emergency lots. Designated lots include all Main Campus parking lots except the Ann V. Nicholson and Matthews Court student apartment parking lots and the covered levels of the P-29 and P-32 parking structures.

The snow emergency will take effect at 10 ...

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OUPD collecting toys for Snowpile at Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Posted: December 6, 2016

Snowpile

As the holiday season quickly approaches, many parents are immersed with finding the perfect toys for the children on their shopping lists.  Now, imagine your child is hospitalized and you have been at their bedside day and night.  How will you ever find the time to locate that perfect gift?

The Snowpile program at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan allows ...

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LOPD’s “Shop With A Hero” program set for Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Posted: December 2, 2016

The mission is simple – to give every Lake Orion area child a memory filled Christmas.  Local first responders, including officers from both Lake Orion Police and Oakland University Police, will build bridges of trust and communication with children as they share an evening of holiday shopping.

“Everyone can be a hero, even if they don’t wear a uniform,” explained LOPD Chief Jerry Narsh.  “Even the smallest donations help us reach our goal.  Each child who participates will ...

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Officer Beldo promoted to sergeant

Posted:  November 28, 2016

The Oakland University Police Department announced today that police officer Brad Beldo has been promoted to the rank of sergeant within the operations division.  Beldo will be responsible for supervising personnel assigned to his shift.

Beldo has been employed with the department since 2008. He serves as a field training officer, bike patrol officer, defensive tactics instructor, RAD instructor, and, most recently was assigned as a community liaison officer for OU Housing.  Beldo has also served as the president ...

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UPDATE: Assault suspect arrested

Posted: October 7, 2016

The suspect responsible for an assault that occurred on October 3, 2016 has been arrested and banned from Oakland University. Members of the OU community who read the safety advisory on the OUPD social media pages helped police identify the suspect.

The suspect has ten days to set up a court date at the 52-3 District Court in Rochester where he will be arraigned on the charges.

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Police to initiate Project SAFE Streets patrols

Posted: October 5, 2016

In conjunction with ProjectSAFE (Stop Accidents From Escalating) Streets, the Oakland University and Auburn Hills police departments will conduct joint traffic enforcement operations on and around campus this month.

Enforcement details are set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, and again on Tuesday, October 18. In addition to campus streets, officers will be patrolling University Drive between Squirrel and Pontiac Roads, and Squirrel Road between ...

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