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University of Michigan
Division of Public Safety and Security
1239 Kipke Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2993


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About DPSS

The Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) is responsible for all police and security functions related to the University's Ann Arbor campus, including the University of Michigan Police Department, Michigan Medicine Security, Housing Security, University Security Services.

DPSS was created in October 2012 to unify security functions that previously were embedded and reporting within different University vice presidential areas. The unification is intended to develop a more integrated approach to safety and security, to improve efficacy and consistency in incident response protocols and procedures, and to continue to build partnerships that support campus safety across the institution.


DPSS celebrates 200 years of safety and security at MStaff200

June 27, 2017 - The Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) honored the past, present and future of U-M safety and security at the long-anticipated MStaff200 gala. The day-long event celebrated U-M staff contributions and talent over the last 200 years and beyond. Taking place on Ingalls Mall and the Diag, the bicentennial celebration offered an abundance of food, music, activities and stories--and DPSS had plenty of its own stories and activities to share.

For the event's 1800s and 1900s tents, DPSS partnered with the Ann Arbor Police Department (AAPD) to exhibit several photos, vintage uniforms, bullet-proof vests, patches and other artifacts. Also on display were timelines and historical panels that featured interesting, and sometimes quirky, safety and security stories from the past.

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Armed robbery suspect arrested, two crime alerts canceled

June 19, 2017 - Today the Ann Arbor Police Department announced that a 28-year-old man has been arrested, charged and arraigned on three counts of armed robbery in connection with three armed robberies near campus in January and February. Crime alerts #2017-1 and #2017-5 have been canceled.

According to the Ann Arbor Police Department, Dominique Wilson, of Ypsilanti, has been charged with three counts of armed robbery by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's office. All three counts are felonies that carry a life sentence.

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New active attacker response and prevention video

June 5, 2017 - The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) released a new educational video on Active Attacker Response and Prevention.

The video aims to educate students, faculty and staff about how to respond during an active attacker situation and the warning signs often displayed by people who are at risk of hurting themselves or others.

Filmed on the U-M campus, DPSS hopes the video will enhance the retention of vital safety information and also expand education efforts to a larger audience by increasing accessibility to the information.

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Campus reminded to plan for severe weather

April 7, 2017 - In 2016, there were 16 tornadoes across the state of Michigan, which is near the state average of 15, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Severe weather in 2016 also was responsible for two deaths in Michigan, both due to lightning.

As part of Michigan Severe Weather Awareness week, April 16-22, university officials would like to remind members of the campus community about important information to help plan for and respond to various weather situations.

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U-M "Safe Exchange Zone" aims to keep community members safe during on-line sales transactions

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Dec. 19, 2016 - The increase of online sales and trading unfortunately has been accompanied by a dark side. Although rare, armed robberies and violent incidents have occurred during the exchange of online transactions.

While the overwhelming majority of online transactions occur without incident, the Division of Public Safety and Security is committed to providing a secure environment for U-M community members and recently established a "Safe Exchange Zone."

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Tips to prevent bike theft

Nov. 21, 2016 - Thefts of bicycles from the U-M campus continue to be a challenge for our U-M community. So far in 2016, more than 70 bicycles have been reported stolen from campus locations. When bicycles serve as the primary mode of transportation for many of us, we need to take every measure to ensure their security.
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Crime alerts are issued when a crime is reported to law enforcement, either on or near campus, that in the judgment of the UMPD commanders constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat to the University community. The alerts are distributed via email to all U-M Ann Arbor students, staff and faculty; fliers posted around campus; email to non-campus subscribers; and this web site.

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