University of Michigan Police Department

DPSS Police Officer The University of Michigan Police Department (UMPD) is a full service law enforcement agency. Police officers are licensed by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), and have the authority to investigate, search, arrest and use reasonable force as necessary to protect persons and property and to enforce the laws of the State of Michigan and the Ordinance of the Regents of the University of Michigan.

University Police Officers patrol all campus buildings and grounds. These patrols are designed to prevent and detect crimes and property loss from crime, fire and floods. Patrols are conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patrols are performed by officers on foot, in motor vehicles, and on motorcycles and bicycles. Specialized police services provided by officers include: criminal investigations, accident investigations, evidence technicians, mountain bike patrol, motorcycle, tactical operations, K9 teams, computer forensics, special problems and community outreach teams and special victims unit.

DPSS Police Officer The University Police Department has a cooperative relationship and works very closely with the Ann Arbor Police Department and the other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in matters of mutual concern. The Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agreement assures that each police agency in Washtenaw County agrees to aid other agencies in need of law enforcement assistance, and is just one example of the cooperation between area police agencies. The University also contracts with other Michigan law enforcement agencies for athletic events and other special events.

UMPD has officers assigned to districts throughout the campus. These officers work together with University community members to reduce the fear of crime and the conditions that contribute to crime, and to increase the community's involvement in resolving these issues. Officers are encouraged to establish and maintain long-term working relationships with community members. Rather than solely reacting to events, district teams will take a preventive approach to eliminating problems that cause crime or allow it to occur. Problem Oriented Policing principles are used as a means to attack the conditions that allow or contribute to crime, as well as other elements that detract from the quality of life.


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Daily Crime and Fire Log
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Property Registration
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Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report