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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 & Michigan Media filming an educational video on active attacker response

April 27, 2017 - The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) and Michigan Media will be filming a educational video on active attacker response on North Campus on Wednesday (May 3) from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The activity will be centered at the Hayward Street entrance to the Bob and Betty Beyster Building.

The filming will include the arrival of police and other emergency vehicles with lights activated, police in tactical gear in pursuit and various actors reacting to a simulated emergency situation.

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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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DPSS recognizes sexual assault awareness month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month LogoApril 3, 2017 - The University of Michigan's Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) will host and participate in a number of activities during the month of April to raise awareness about sexual violence prevention and response in recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

A highlight of this month's activities is the University of Michigan Police Department's Special Victims Unit's announcement of the new Sexual Assault Response Commitment, which aims to increase the likelihood that interpersonal violence incidents are reported to law enforcement, enhance the responses to the survivors and hold offenders accountable. The ten commitments ensure that survivors are treated with respect, sensitivity and understanding.

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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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U-M emergency protocol for active attackers

Nov. 28, 2016 - As news continues to unfold about today's incident at Ohio State University, we want to assure our community that we also train for such unfortunate situations. At the University of Michigan, our officers regularly exercise protocols and are equipped to respond to active attackers. Our training for our students, faculty and staff includes Run, Hide or Fight -- run if you can, hide if you can't and as a last resort fight.
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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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