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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.

Sign Up for Purple Run to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

Sept. 27, 2017 - Domestic violence is an issue that can affect anyone—and the University of Michigan community is no exception. To highlight October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and raise funds for the SafeHouse Center, the U-M Police Department (UMPD), in partnership with the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office, will host the third annual Purple Run, a 5k run/walk taking place Oct. 21 near the Duderstadt Center on U-M's North Campus.

"SafeHouse Center is such an invaluable resource for our community, providing free and confidential services to survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault throughout Washtenaw County," said U-M Police Chief Robert Neumann. "We want to do all we can to support their mission and ensure that survivors have a safe place to go."

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UM Emergency Alert test scheduled for Friday, November 3 at noon

Oct. 19, 2017 - A test of the UM Emergency Alert has been rescheduled for Friday, November 3, at noon. The semester test will be sent through all methods of the alert system, including the Michigan App, U-M Gateway, DPSS website, interior building digital signs, Twitter, RSS feeds, email, phone calls and text messages. The test may be canceled if the system has been activated for a real emergency.

The Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) and Information and Technology Services (ITS) are partners in providing the emergency alerts functionality. The test will confirm system operations readiness.

About the UM Emergency Alert System

The UM Emergency Alert system is intended to notify the campus community of an active, major campus emergency such as an active attacker, severe weather warnings or emergency reduction in operations. Additional information about the specific emergency will be posted on the DPSS website as it becomes available.

For more information about UM Emergency Alerts, including how to enroll.

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Sept. 27, 2017 - We realize that recent incidents on and near campus have caused some members of our community to feel unsafe. The safety of our community is our top priority. Our DPSS police and security officers are here as a resource for you 24 hours a day. When crimes are reported, we always investigate each of the incidents. While sometimes investigations are not easily solved, we continue to look for new leads that can help identify perpetrators. In addition to pursuing criminal charges, we also work with our partners in the Office of Student Conflict Resolution who ensure that the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities is upheld.

We ask anyone with information about recent incidents to contact DPSS at 734-763-1131 or the University's Anonymous Tip Line at 800-863-1355. Also if you see something occurring that is a crime or suspicious behavior, please call us right away so we can promptly respond.

Directions for Football Game Day Parking

Sept. 8, 2017 - Looking for a parking lot near Michigan Stadium? The Division of Public Safety and Security has partnered with Waze to assist you in getting to the game and avoiding road closures. Parking areas unique to U-M football games are mapped on Waze.

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Welcome Home New and Returning Students!

Aug. 28, 2017 - The Division of Public Safety and Security is excited to welcome our students, new and returning, back to campus! As you get settled in, here are a few reminders and tips to help get you off to a good, safe start

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DPSS Crime Alerts

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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