The Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) Community Engagement Unit engages and partners with
students, faculty, staff, patients, and visitors to educate and inform about preventing crime and safety
hazards on campus. We encourage our community members to take a proactive approach to safeguarding themselves and
others. Together, we can make the University of Michigan a safer and more secure place to study, work, live and heal.
Community Engagement provides the following services to the U-M community:
Community Engagement in Action
In addition to our services, the DPSS community engagement team participates in community events, alcohol harm reduction programs, interpersonal violence prevention education, new student orientation and meets with students and staff on a variety of safety-related topics.
For more information about these services, contact us!
Phone: (734) 763-3434
Visit in person: Campus Safety
Services Building, 1239 Kipke Drive (close to Michigan
Stadium) M-F from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Our community engagement team aims to:
Connect with the U-M community through innovative lifelong learning opportunities
Engage in dialogue about safety, awareness, and community development
Strengthen relationships and facilitate partnerships
Educate and empower community members through personal safety training and awareness
Our Community Engagement Unit—a diverse team of officers from the U-M Police Department (UMPD),
Housing Security and Michigan Medicine Security—works together with the U-M community to provide
education, timely communication, and community engagement. We empower community members to take charge of
their own safety and collaborate with DPSS to make a safer and more secure campus.
Sgt. David Marshall leads our DPSS Community Engagement efforts,
and brings with him over 25 years of law enforcement experience from both the City of Dearborn
Police Department and UM-Dearborn. During his time with the City of Dearborn, Sgt. Marshall
rose to the rank of Captain and, in addition to many other projects and duties, led the Dearborn
Police Department’s Community Outreach Program. Most recently, Sgt. Marshall served as a sergeant
with our colleagues at UM-Dearborn.
Favorite quote: “Devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community, and devote yourself to
creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” –Mitch Albom
In addition to Sgt. Marshall’s public safety experience, he has twenty years of
combined active duty and reserve service as an officer in the United States Marine Corps,
advancing to the rank of Major.
Sgt. Marshall holds a bachelor's degree from Eastern
Michigan University, a master’s degree in criminal justice from California State University,
San Bernardino, and is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s
School of Police Staff and Command.