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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 investigating several recent incidents

Feb. 10, 2017 - Several recent incidents have prompted DPSS investigations and a variety of actions across the campus - four off-campus street robberies, spoofed emails sent to a few student groups, and vandalism with a bias motivation in a reflection room at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.

  • Four street robberies between January 25 and February 5 in an off-campus neighborhood south of Central Campus are being investigated by the Ann Arbor Police Department with assistance from the University Police Department. A $1,000 reward is available for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible for these crimes:

    Pedestrians are encouraged to walk in pairs or groups. Neighborhood residents are encouraged to leave on their porch lights. All are encouraged to contact police immediately at 911 if they see any suspicious activity.

  • The university was alerted about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 7) of several racist and anti-Semitic emails sent to email groups within the College of Engineering. The emails were "spoofed" or forged to appear that they were sent by university members. UMPD and the FBI are conducting a joint criminal investigation into the incident. DPSS has increased patrols in the North Campus area where the College of Engineering is located. Information and a statement from University administration can be viewed here.

  • DPSS is investigating a February 5 report that a reflection room at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library was vandalized. More information can be found here here.

    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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