public safety

  1. March 22, 2024

    University names first Black woman police chief

    Crystal James has been named chief of the U-M Police Department, making her the first Black person to hold the position on the Ann Arbor campus, and the first woman chief on any of U-M’s three campuses.

  2. March 19, 2024

    U-M Emergency Alert test planned for March 20

    The Division of Public Safety and Security will test the U-M Emergency Alert system at noon March 20 to ensure the system continues functioning as expected.

  3. November 18, 2023

    UM Emergency Alert system test set for Nov. 20

    The Division of Public Safety and Security will test the UM Emergency Alert system at noon Nov. 20. The test will be sent through all alert system methods.

  4. November 2, 2023

    Weapons detection system expands U-M security operations

    U-M is expanding its security operations with a new walk-through weapons detection system at Michigan Stadium. The new system will be operational with the Nov. 4 football game against Purdue University.

  5. October 3, 2023

    2023 Security and Fire Safety Report now available online

    The U-M Security and Fire Safety Report for 2023 is now available online with information about public safety and emergency services, as well as three-year statistics of reported crime on campus and adjoining properties.

  6. July 31, 2023

    Study to examine criminal justice reform in Michigan

    The Center for Local, State and Urban Policy, and Poverty Solutions will look at the perspective of Michigan’s local officials on factors related to racial justice and other public safety policies.

  7. September 7, 2022

    DPSS provides updates on recent unrelated incidents

    The Division of Public Safety and Security has posted updates to four unrelated incidents that have caused concern to members of the campus community. None involves current public safety threats. 

  8. August 15, 2022

    New policy, tracking system aids Clery Act compliance

    U-M has developed a new robust process to identify, notify, train and track employees who have responsibility under federal regulations to report certain crimes to the university.

  9. October 7, 2021

    Reflecting on U-M’s anti-racism initiatives a year later

    Nearly a year after several new anti-racism initiatives were announced, students, staff and faculty have had opportunities to discuss, listen and learn about how to build a more equitable and inclusive community.

  10. October 4, 2021

    Reports of possible gunshots at UM-Flint determined to be unfounded

    An investigation of reported possible gunshots on the UM-Flint campus Monday morning determined no shots were fired and there was never a threat to the campus. Classes and activities are taking place.