The University of Michigan Police Department’s (UMPD) patrol unit is responsible for patrolling campus buildings and grounds on foot, bike and motorized vehicle 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The goal is simple: to keep our community safe.
What we do
- Patrol campus grounds and buildings to protect lives and property
- Regulate traffic and enforce motor vehicle laws
- Respond to accidents or stranded motorists
- Answer distress calls or calls for assistance
- Take initial police reports
- Investigate suspicious activity
- Interview witnesses and suspects
- Identify, pursue and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts
How we do it
All UMPD officers are highly trained. They are required to complete a Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certified police academy followed by a rigorous four-month, on-campus field training officer program. UMPD officers also must successfully complete a 12-month probationary period. Once officers successfully have completed training, they are assigned to a road patrol shift, reporting to a sergeant. These officers may be assigned to numerous specialty units and responsibilities such as Special Victims Unit, K-9, Community Outreach, accident investigations, evidence tech, motorcycle, bicycle or Washtenaw County Metro SWAT.
Who we are
Lt. Paula Williams