University of Michigan Expands Extensive Security Operations with New Weapons Detection System

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Ann Arbor, Mich. — The University of Michigan is implementing a new walk-through weapons detection system at Michigan Stadium, expanding its extensive security operations. The new system will be fully operational with the U-M football game on November 4 vs. Purdue University.

“Increasingly, our fans and our university community embrace safety as a top priority,” said Eddie Washington, Executive Director of the Division of Public Safety and Security. “The system and our work to more broadly leverage it on campus builds on our commitment to ongoing security enhancements to prevent harm and ensure the well-being of students, faculty, staff, patients, and guests.”

The Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) manages the weapons detection system. A rehearsal was conducted in targeted areas during the September and October games at Michigan Stadium. In the future, it will also be in use at Crisler Center, Yost Ice Arena, and other identified locations as deemed appropriate.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early to ensure a smooth entry and get to their seats before kick-off; gates open two hours before game time.  

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