The University of Michigan Police Department Marks its 25th Anniversary
Sept. 25, 2015 - To commemorate 25 years of history and service, the University of Michigan Police Department (UMPD) is hosting an open house on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at the Campus Safety Services Building.
The open house is a family event and will take place outside. Our specialized police units and community partners will have educational information on safety and security resources, such as:
- K-9 unit
- Motor unit
- Bicycle unit
- Criminal Investigations Unit (Special Victims and Crime Scene)
- Metro SWAT
- U-M Sexual Assault and Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC)
- U-M Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)
- U-M Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Electronic and bicycle registration
- SafeHouse Center
"We are excited to be able to celebrate 25 years of police service to our community," said U-M Police Chief Robert Neumann. Neumann, who was one of the original eight U-M police officers, was named chief in 2014.
"The open house will feature many of our vehicles and specialty services. So kids -- old and young -- will be able to sit in our vehicles, try out the lights and talk with our officers about how they help the community," he said.
In 1970, the U-M Department of Safety was created as a non-sworn department to provide coordination of police and security services to the university community. Police services were provided by the Ann Arbor Police Department. In 1990 that changed and the department expanded to include eight police officers.
Today, UMPD is a full-service law enforcement agency within the Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS). The Division includes 56 sworn officers licensed by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). Our officers work together with university community members to reduce and prevent crime. Rather than solely reacting to events, we use a data-driven approach to prevent crime. We also focus on educating our community to prevent and better respond in the event of an emergency or a crime. At DPSS we put our community first and we strive to ensure that the University of Michigan is a safe place to live, study, work and visit.
What: UMPD Open House
When: Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Campus Safety Services Building, 1239 Kipke Dr., Ann Arbor
Join the Purple Run to Confront Domestic Violence
The goal of this 5K run/walk is to both raise awareness for domestic violence and to fundraise for the SafeHouse Center, a local organization that works with survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
Every 60 seconds, 20 people are victims of intimate violence and every year an average of 54 officers are killed in the line of duty responding to domestic calls.
"We're pleased to be able to collaborate with our community partners to help raise awareness of this difficult topic," said U-M Police Chief Robert Neumann.
"The UMPD Special Victims Unit not only is dedicated to helping solve intimate partner crimes, but also to helping our community learn more about these crimes and how all of us can take action. I invite our community to help us raise funds to help those who are surviving these crimes."
Register online or sign up at the event and help raise awareness while also helping strengthen community resources for the local Ann Arbor and greater Washtenaw area.
When: October 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Where: Pierpont Commons on U-M North Campus (2101 Bonisteel, Ann Arbor, MI)
For more information, please visit: http://www.purplerunannarbor.org/
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