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Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Northern Michigan University Police Department is made up of two units that conduct police and security operations for Northern Michigan University campus and UP Health System-Marquette and its properties.  

The Police Department branch of the organization is charged with general public safety practices and crime prevention. The efforts in this area work to ensure that the Northern Michigan University campus is a safe and orderly place to live, learn, work and visit. 

A major component of the Police Department's duties is compliance with the federal Clery Act, which requires all colleges and universities receiving federal aid to make information about crimes on their campuses available to the general public. To do so, the NMU Police Department operates daily and monthly web logs of its activities.

Law enforcement and security services are provided for UP Health System-Marquette and its properties to ensure a safe environment by enforcing laws, regulations, ordinance, and policies and providing safeguards for the hospital. 

Emergencies

Police Emergency:

On and Off-Campus: Dial 911

Non-Emergency:

  • Police Department Dispatch: (906) 227-2151
  • Parking Services: (906) 227-1476 or parking@nmu.edu
  • Inclement Weather: (906) 227-BRRR (2777)
  • Fire Emergency: Dial 911
  • Ambulance: Dial 911
  • NMU Health Center: (906) 227-2355
  • NMU Police Department Fax Number: (906) 227-2173

Campus Location

NMU Police Department is located in the Services Building on Sugarloaf Avenue, between Wright and Hawley Streets. The NMU Public Safety Institute/Regional Police Academy is located in the Jacobetti Complex. (See Campus Map)

Mailing Address:

NMU Police Department
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI  49855

TTY/TDD Service

As of September 2016, Public Safety disconnected the TDD phone at Northern's Campus. If you need to place a call using a TTY/TDD device, there is a public service called the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) that can provide assistance at no additional calling costs. The TRS acts as a relay that allows people using TTY/TDD devices to contact others with standard telephones, and vice versa. It is composed of trained professionals who are forbidden to disclose any information from calls. The national number for the TRS is 7-1-1. For more information on this service, go to Michigan.gov or FFC.gov.

Police Department Staff

Michael Bath

Chief of Police / Director - Safety

mbath@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Jeffery Mincheff

Deputy Chief / Clery Officer

jminchef@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Lee Gould

Safety / Fire Marshall

lgould@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Kenneth Love

Lieutenant

klove@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Jon Kovar

Detective / Lieutenant

jkovar@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Jesse Wernholm

Sergeant / Parking Services Manager

jwernhol@nmu.edu 906-227-1476

Adam Maynard

Sergeant

amaynard@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Thomas Parks

Sergeant

tparks@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Kim Hegmegee

Occupational and Environmental Health Specialist

khegmege@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Kristen Miller

Dispatch Services Coordinator

krimille@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Colby Lang

Security Specialist

colang@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Shirley Clark

Police Officer

shiclark@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Cortney Caliguri

Police Officer

gcarrier@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Chad VanderPloeg

Locksmith

cvanderp@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Luke Pell

Police Officer

lpell@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Jeffrey Stampee

Police Officer

jestampe@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Jason Swanson

Police Officer

jswanson@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Matt Strong

Police Officer

mstrong@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Lucas Van Vlerah

Police Officer

svanvler@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Brendan Laurendine

Police Officer (UPHSM)

blaurend@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Todd Butler (CPL)

Police Officer (UPHSM)

tobutler@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Zachary Taylor

Police Officer (UPHSM)

zataylor@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Luke Guindon

Security Specialist

lguindon@nmu.edu 906-227-2151

Carol Clement

Executive Secretary

carcleme@nmu.edu

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Our Mission and Values

The NMU Police Department will assist in providing a safe and secure living and learning environment for the University community consistent with the values and mission of the University. The organization is comprised of people of integrity, committed to providing quality service to the University community in an honest, fair, professional and courteous manner. A partnership will be pursued with the University community based on mutual trust, confidence, commitment and communication to maintain and improve the quality of life and promote the safety and welfare of our campus. The members of this agency pledge collectively and individually to constantly grow, develop and engage in reassessment to meet the current and future problems and challenges of our University community.

The values of Northern Michigan University’s Police Department embody the department’s philosophy, vision and values. These values serve as a foundation and catalyst upon which the department establishes its policies, strategy, tactics, and its actions. In completing its mission to protect and serve the University community of Northern Michigan University, the department as a whole and each of its members as individuals are responsible for adhering to all the principles and values that make up the law enforcement code of ethics.

Mission Statement

To assist in providing a safe and secure living and learning environment for the University community consistent with the values and mission of the University.

Statement of Principles and Values:

Northern Michigan University Public Safety and Police Services is an organization comprised of people of integrity, committed to providing quality service to the university community in an honest, fair, professional and courteous manner.

A partnership will be pursued with the University community based on mutual trust, confidence, commitment and communication to maintain and improve the quality of life and promote the safety and welfare of our campus.

The members of this agency pledge collectively and individually to constantly grow, develop and engage in reassessment to meet the current and future problems and challenges of our university community. Public Safety and Police Services will continue to pursue total quality with the guidance of the following principles and values:

Trustworthiness:

Honesty: both in communication and conduct. A commitment to truthfulness, sincerity and candor.

Integrity: We will be honest and forthright and meet the highest ethical standards.

Promise Keeping: Creates a legitimate basis for others to rely on us to make all reasonable efforts to fulfill commitments.

Respect:

We will continue to recognize the diversity and the importance of each individual we serve.

Responsibility:

Accountability: Accepting responsibility for our decisions and actions.

Pursuit of excellence: Employ the very best work habits with continuous improvement.

Justice and Fairness:

Equity

Due Process

Open

Consistent

Caring:

Compassion: We will respect and care about others and their feelings.

Caring: Concern for interest of others.

Civic Virtue:

Efficiency: We will meet society’s expectations and our own responsibility to be prudent with our own resources.

Leadership: We will work together to be the very best in everything with do.

The values of Northern Michigan University Public Safety and Police Services embody the department’s philosophy, vision and values. These values serve as a foundation and catalyst upon which the department establishes its policy, strategy, tactics, and its actions. In completing its mission-to protect and serve the university community of Northern Michigan University – the department as a whole and each of its members as individuals are responsible for adhering to all the principles and values that make up the law enforcement code of ethics.