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DPSS Supports New State Bill for Autism and Policing

April is National Autism Acceptance Month and the U-M Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) is using this time to share the training that our officers do in order to have better interactions with individuals on the autism spectrum….


DPSS celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 11-17 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! And we want to take a moment to highlight our hardworking U-M Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) dispatchers. This week-long event is a time to celebrate and thank those who…


Sexual Assault Awareness Month during the COVID-19 pandemic

Each year the month of April is dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence around the world and educating communities on how to prevent it. During this past year, many people around the world have been at home more to…


Tips for Severe Weather Threats During COVID-19

Due to local community spread of COVID-19, choosing shelter locations, and sheltering in place may present unforeseen challenges during a severe weather event such as a tornado. To mitigate the risk of COVID-19 to the campus community, U-M building access…


Safety tips for using online dating apps

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! If you are one of the many people swiping their way to a date, be sure to follow these safety tips.   Use alternate photos for your dating profile. When a dating app user uses the same…


Security Bulletin

The U-M Division of Public Safety & Security responded to the report of a car fire on the fifth floor in the Michigan Medicine P1 parking garage on Saturday evening.  The victim, a U-M staff member, reported that he was…


January is National Stalking Awareness Month

Stalking is a crime that impacts millions of people each year. University of Michigan police officers receive about 21 inquiries related to stalking behavior on average each year affecting our students, faculty, and staff. The Division of Public Safety and…


Inauguration Day Safety FAQs

Last week’s unprecedented events at the U.S. Capitol have heightened fears for the upcoming Presidential Inauguration. In response, law enforcement agencies, at all levels, are examining and implementing security measures to ensure that the historic transition of power will be…


DPSS staffer shares musical talent to soothe anxiety

After working at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital for less than a month, Guest Services Specialist Emily Wheeler hit the ground running reducing the risk and anxiety of patients, staff and visitors using a skill not listed in her job…


SECURITY BULLETIN: Home Invasion in Off-Campus Neighborhood

The Ann Arbor Police Department is investigating a home invasion that occurred at an off-campus home on Church St. on December 31, 2020, at around 6:30 a.m.  A resident of the off-campus home reported hearing a loud noise in the…