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Division of Public Safety and Security
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2993

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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, the Hospital and Health System Security Services, the Housing Security and Safety Services, the University Security Services, and other campus-wide security functions.

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.

Michigan App to Provide UM Emergency Alerts in Winter Semester

Jan. 12, 2016 - The more than 4,000 U-M community members who responded to a survey following a December 4 test of the university's emergency alert system helped identify which parts of the system work well and which parts need more work.

"We are continuing to refine our systems to send texts, emails and voice alerts out faster than ever. The Michigan App push alert mechanism needs some adjustments to increase reliability for emergency alerts," said Scott Taylor, executive director ITS Solution Design & Delivery and interim executive director of ITS Application and Information Services. "We anticipate the updates to be completed in the winter semester."

Full story here.


January is National Stalking Awareness Month

Jan. 12, 2016 - January marks National Stalking Awareness Month, and the Division of Public Safety & Security seeks to educate the campus community about how to identify and report it.

The U-M Police Department's Special Victims Unit invites all members of the community to attend a presentation on stalking, free of charge, on Wednesday (Jan. 13) at 8 p.m. in the Couzens Residence Hall Multipurpose Room.

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Ann Arbor Deer Cull Underway

Jan. 11, 2016 - The city of Ann Arbor began its plans to undertake a deer cull at 24 designated Ann Arbor city parks in the northeast area beginning Jan 2. While no U-M property is included, some park areas are adjacent to campus.

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University reminds employees about severe-weather policy

By Nick Kaleba
Human Resources Communications

Dec. 18, 2015 - As the likelihood of wintry weather increases, campus leaders would like to remind the university community about the policy for reducing operations in an emergency weather situation. While U-M remains open at all times, short-term severe weather conditions may result in reduced non-critical operations on campus.

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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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