DPSS News Archive


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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

"Shop with a Cop-Back to School" debuts at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

August 15, 2017 - The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time for students of all ages, but when a child is hospitalized, the accompanying emotional and financial stress can be an overwhelming burden for many families. This month, in partnership with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the University of Michigan Police Department (UMPD) aimed to lighten the load with its "Shop with a Cop-Back to School" program.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DPSS recognizes sexual assault awareness month

April 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).

Police incident on Diag March 16, 2017

March 17, 2017 - An incident occurred on the University of Michigan Diag March 16 around 5 p.m. in which Ann Arbor Police officers chased and caught a felony suspect and drove over a light pole. No bystanders were injured during the incident.

DPSS attempting to ID two persons of interests

March 14, 2017 - DPSS detectives are attempting to identify two subjects in connection with burglaries at the School of Public Health buildings.

St. Patrick's Day Safety Tips

March 13, 2017 - As we approach St. Patrick's Day this week, we want everyone to celebrate responsibly. Here are some tips to help you safely navigate the festivities this year.

High wind warning update

March 8, 2017, 4 pm - The National Weather Service's high wind warning is scheduled to expire at 7 pm tonight. Some roads in southeast Michigan are closed due to downed power lines. Use caution when driving or moving around outdoors.

January is stalking awareness month

Jan. 13, 2017 - January marks National Stalking Awareness Month, and the Division of Public Safety and Security seeks to educate the campus community about how to identify and report it.

Welcome Back Students

Jan. 3, 2017 - Welcome back from winter break Wolverines! As you get settled in, here are a few reminders and tips to help get you off to a safe start in 2017! Add our Contact Info to Your Favorites! You never know when you may need help. Add our contact info. to the favorites list in your phone, so you can contact us quickly.



To do before leaving campus for winter break

Dec. 16, 2016 - Before you leave campus for winter break, please remember the following:

Lock Up

Double-check that all windows and doors are closed and locked, also close blinds and curtains.


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.


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.