The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) supports the mission of the university as a partner serving to ensure a safe and secure environment while improving the quality of life for all those living, learning, working, healing and visiting within our community.
To become the global leader in safety and security services, exceeding all expectations.
Service to Our Community
We demonstrate our commitment to serve by placing the needs of the community ahead of our own. All of our actions, initiatives and services are created and maintained with service to our community at their core.
We hold all division personnel to the highest ethical standards at all times. Integrity is not negotiable.
Accountability and Trust
We accept full responsibility for our actions and will take appropriate measures to meet community and professional expectations. We value the trust, respect and support of our community, which must be earned and safeguarded at all times.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We value and are dedicated to respecting differences, equitable practices and intentional inclusion to create an environment where our community feels welcomed and safe.
Excellence and Professionalism
We exceed the expectations of our community through a dedication to excellence in professional and organizational development.
Prevent harm against persons
We will vigorously work toward eliminating physical harm against persons by identifying threats and vulnerabilities and implementing risk reduction strategies.
We will be vigilant in preventing loss and damage to our infrastructure as well as personal and intellectual property.
We will ensure policies, practices and operations meet the highest ethical and equitable standards, requirements, credentials and licensing.
Improving quality of life
We will proactively engage with our community, while providing responsive, professional and compassionate service that improves quality of life.
Enhance workforce and organizational development
We will invest in the professional development of DPSS personnel and continuously work to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
Partnering with our community to prevent the predictable, protect where vulnerable and prepare for the unexpected.