Welcome Back! Start the New Year With Safety Tips from DPSS

Happy New Year! The Division of Public Safety and Security would like to welcome you back to campus! 

Start the new year off right by reviewing some of our safety tips. 

Add Contact Info for DPSS

You never know when you may need help. Add our contact info to the favorites on your phone, so you can contact us quickly. There are two options:

Sign Up for U-M Emergency Alerts

If there were an emergency on campus, how would you know? The quickest way to receive a UM Emergency Alert is via the U-M Public Safety app, available in the App Store and Google Play. In addition to being the fastest way to receive UM Emergency Alerts, the app allows you to:

  • Report a crime or suspicious activity
  • Request after-hours transport
  • Opt-in to receive crime alerts
  • View safety tips and DPSS news

Students, faculty and staff are automatically signed up to receive the alerts via email. You can also sign up for voice and text alerts on Wolverine Access. Find more information here

Follow DPSS on Social Media

Follow U-M DPSS on Twitter and Facebook to receive campus safety and security notifications and tips throughout the year. Additionally, check out safety tips from us posted periodically on the University of Michigan Instagram story.

Register your Laptop, Personal Electronics or Bicycle

Laptops, personal electronics, and bicycles are often targets for theft. Remember to secure your belongings at all times. Never leave laptops, phones, backpacks, wallets and other valuables unattended. Registering your personal property can act as an added deterrent to theft and assist in the recovery of your property in the event that it is stolen. 

Help Protect our Home

Public safety is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone can, and should, contribute to the safety of our campus community. If you see something, say something—promptly report crimes and suspicious behavior. Find out more information on what to report on our suspicious behavior webpage.

Follow our Winter Safety Tips

The coldest days have historically happened during the winter semester, so be prepared. When you are out in cold temperatures, be sure to protect yourself. While walking through campus, remember: 

  1. Wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing. 
  2. Wear a hat. Try to stay dry and out of the wind.
  3. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
  4. Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.

Remember DPSS is always here to help, so please be sure to contact us at any time. We wish you a successful and safe winter semester!