SECURITY BULLETIN: Home Invasion in Off-Campus Residence

At approximately 10 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2022, Ann Arbor police responded to a call regarding a home invasion at an off-campus residence on the 1000 block of Michigan Ave.  A resident of the apartment reported that at approximately 8…


Welcome Back to Campus: Safety Tips

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 taking a few minutes to complete these quick, actionable items to help keep you and…


Prevent Package Theft

By now, you’ve likely seen more than one video of a “porch pirate” stealing a package from someone’s doorstep. Thanks to more and more homeowners having video cameras pointed at their front doors, we’ve seen these thieves swipe packages, sometimes…


Prevent Theft: Catalytic Converters

We’ve seen a recent increase in catalytic converter thefts in Ann Arbor, including on campus. Take these steps to help minimize your risk. Prevention and protection tips: VIN etching or stickersComprehensive insurance coverageInstall camerasPark in a secure location whenever possiblePark…


Winter Break Safety Checklist

Congratulations on working hard through this fall semester, Wolverines!  Before you leave for winter break, be sure to secure your residence and belongings so you won’t have any unpleasant surprises when you return. We have created a checklist to help…


DPSS Advancing Public Safety Update

The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security has continued progress on implementing a number of recommendations identified by the University of Michigan Advancing Public Safety Task Force. DPSS provided an update on Sept. 21, 2021, and additional…


Shop with a Cop 2021

Our University of Michigan police officers joined several local law enforcement agencies to participate in the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s 20th Annual Shop with a Cop event at the Scio Township Meijer. The tradition was conducted virtually for the second year…


Cyber Monday Safety Tips

Better Business Bureau warns consumers of fake survey scams targeting Cyber Monday and Black Friday shoppers. These fake surveys are coming through text with a link that appears to be from a trusted chain store with limited-time offers. If you…


Black Friday safety tips

As you digest your Thanksgiving feast and brave the early morning bargain shopping hours this Friday, it is important to be safe while out shopping.  Before you head out: If you plan to use cash, withdraw money from the ATM…


Thanksgiving Break Reminders

As Thanksgiving break quickly approaches, we have some tips for staying safe whether you’re heading home or staying on campus. Leaving Campus Close and lock all windows and doorsClose curtains or blindsSecure valuables and keep them out of sightUnplug electronicsTake…