Redefining the Classroom

Ensuring the Safety of the LSSU Community

The overall health and safety of the students of Lake Superior State University is the main concern of the Public Safety Department. This department works closely with the resident life coordinator, as well as the Vice President of Student Affairs, to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

The Lake Superior State University Campus Public Safety Department is located on the first floor of the Administration Building on the campus of LSSU. Public Safety Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The department is staffed by five full-time officers, 2 part-time officers and 20 student auxiliary officers. The department is responsible for the following:

  • Patrolling campus and responding to requests for service
  • Responding to all emergencies on campus
  • Emergency response planning,  training and exercises
  • Parking and Traffic Control
  • Lost & found
  • Emergency first aid
  • Storage and registration of all weapons brought on campus

The campus phone system is a part of an enhanced emergency system. The system provides the Public Safety Department with the exact location of all calls made to the department from campus. This allows for quick and effective service to the campus community.

Contact Information

  • Phone: 1-906-635-2100
  • Office Hours: 24 Hours
  • Location: Administration Building

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Recent Events

Lake Superior State University’s Public Safety Dept. and Fire Science program will demonstrate why it is important to pay attention to fire safety procedures with their annual demonstration of a campus dorm room fire.

“We’ve built a dorm room replica, leaving one wall open for viewing and filling it with common items that are found in a student residence hall,” said Stephen Butzin, a criminal justice student from Hale, Mich. “We will be igniting it to show students how quickly things can go wrong if they are not careful, then LSSU fire science students will extinguish the fire, assisted by the Sault Ste. Marie, Sugar Island and Bay Mills fire departments.”