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
- DPSS is investigating a February 5 report that a reflection room at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library was vandalized.
More information can be found here
U-M "Safe Exchange Zone" aims to keep community members safe during on-line sales transactions
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."Read More
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.
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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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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