April 27, 2017 – The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) and Michigan Media will be filming a educational video on active attacker response on North Campus on Wednesday (May 3) from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The activity will be centered at the Hayward Street entrance to the Bob and Betty Beyster Building.
The filming will include the arrival of police and other emergency vehicles with lights activated, police in tactical gear in pursuit and various actors reacting to a simulated emergency situation.
Please be aware that events you will see in that location on that day most likely are simulated and not an actual emergency. If in doubt, look for camera crews and informational signs in the filming area.
Traffic on Hayward Street will be maintained, but will be paused briefly during the police arrival scene. The Beyster Building will remain open all day, with brief suspensions to entrance access during actual filming. Parking in front of the building will be permitted as usual, but there will be brief periods during filming when access is suspended.
Additional filming also will take place at Angell, Mason and Haven Halls on May 5. You may see police presence in these locations on these dates, however there will be no emergency vehicles with lights activated or police in tactical gear for filming.
DPSS is working with Michigan Media, a unit of the Office of VP for Communications, to produce a film to educate students, faculty and staff of the campus community about how to respond during an active attacker situation and the warning signs often displayed by people who are at risk of hurting themselves or others. The video will be posted on the DPSS website this summer.