University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety

University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety For emergencies call 911 or 810-762-3333. Facebook and Messenger should not be used for emergency police communications.

Operating as usual

Today, DPS was busy placing “stay safe, stay healthy” reminder signs throughout the campus.  Thank you for wearing yo...
07/13/2020

Today, DPS was busy placing “stay safe, stay healthy” reminder signs throughout the campus. 

Thank you for wearing your face covering and keeping a healthy 6 foot distance while in public. We are all in this together! !!!!

07/02/2020
Nothing says appreciation more...than offering a cop a donut 🍩Heartfelt shout out to Lydia, Cindi, & team of Salvation A...
06/30/2020

Nothing says appreciation more...
than offering a cop a donut 🍩

Heartfelt shout out to Lydia, Cindi, & team of Salvation Army Genesee County ( Flint Citadel ) and Ashlee & team at the Flint Township Walmart!

Ashlee, and the Walmart team, went above and beyond in making several dozen donuts for DPS. 🍩

Our longtime friends Lydia and Cindi from the Genesee County Salvation Army stopped by today with the donuts to express their appreciation for UM-Flint Public Safety.

Sincerely,
🍩A bunch of smiling cops😋

One more sign of summer! The DPS River Trail Watchers are back patrolling the Flint River Trail! This is the 5th year fo...
06/24/2020

One more sign of summer!

The DPS River Trail Watchers are back patrolling the Flint River Trail! This is the 5th year for the River Trail Watchers effort!!!

The University of Michigan-Flint's public safety department teamed up with the Genesee County United Way and the Genesee County Park rangers to launch the safety program.

DPS Flint Urban Safety Corps members and volunteers ride along the Flint River Trail five days a week, between Mill Street (UM-Flint campus) and Ballenger Highway. They clean-up trash, report suspicious activities, and interact with trail users. They are assigned and trained with a DPS 800 MHz radio and are able to communicate directly with the DPS Communication Center. They are in the golf carts between during the daylight hours. If you enjoy biking, walking or jogging consider checking out the Flint River Trail. It’s awesome and safe!

#UrbanSafetyCorpsMembersRock! 

Happy Father’s Day from all of us at DPS! In the photo below are three awesome DPS Police Officer Dad’s preparing to sta...
06/21/2020

Happy Father’s Day from all of us at DPS!

In the photo below are three awesome DPS Police Officer Dad’s preparing to start their shift. From right to left is Officer Mayfield, Officer Weston, and Officer Thomson.

06/13/2020

A few of the members of the DPS Team wanted to join Officer Tony Mata and send you a message. Listen up! 

Dear Campus Community, The National Weather Service is predicting severe storms across southeastern Michigan this aftern...
06/10/2020

Dear Campus Community,

The National Weather Service is predicting severe storms across southeastern Michigan this afternoon and evening. Some of those storms have the potential for very strong winds, and the possibility of a tornado. Please monitor weather information services for the latest updates.

To help you prepare for a possible significant weather event, here are some safety tips for you to know and share.

Tornado season generally is late March through August, although tornadoes can occur at any time of year. They tend to occur in the afternoons and evenings. Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that advance warning is not possible, increasing the need to remain alert for rapidly changing weather conditions at all times. Know the signs of a tornado:

An approaching cloud of debris can mark the location of a tornado even if a funnel is not visible.
Before a tornado hits, the wind may die down and the air may become very still.
Tornadoes generally occur near the trailing edge of a thunderstorm. It is not uncommon to see clear, sunlit skies behind a tornado.

If you become aware of a tornado (i.e., from an UMF Emergency Alert, local media or outdoor warning sirens), please take the following precautions:

Persons outside should immediately find shelter. Safe shelters include:
Internal hallways on the lowest floors of buildings
Internal classrooms or offices without glass windows, walls and panels
Basements
Internal stairwells that do not have windows
Safe shelters DO NOT include:
Rooms with high-profile or long ceilings, such as gymnasiums, auditoriums and cafeterias
Rooms with an outside wall or windows
Doors that have glass inserts
Rooms with atriums, skylights or glass walls

Monitor local weather via radio, internet or TV to stay informed.
Remain in a sheltered area until the tornado warning expires or emergency personnel have issued an “all clear” signal.
Upon exiting your shelter, be wary of downed power lines, gas line breaks, broken glass or any other potentially sharp or dangerous objects.
Even after the tornado has passed, avoid any buildings or structures that may have been damaged; you do not want to be struck by debris or trapped in a collapse.

Your safety matters. Please contact the Department of Public Safety if you have any further questions.

UMFDPS is excited to announce the 2020 Student of the year! Congratulations and heartfelt shout out goes to Student Patr...
06/08/2020

UMFDPS is excited to announce the 2020 Student of the year!

Congratulations and heartfelt shout out goes to Student Patrol Officer Emily Becker

Emily joined the DPS team in January 2019 during the early stages of the rebuild of the DPS student patrol unit. As a new hire, Emily was new to public safety but, her performance and work were not reflective of her inexperience. She has been dependable and professional. She reports for work well before her shift starts,  enthusiastic, smiling and ready to provide an important service to the campus...with a smile! DPS has leaned on our student officers tremendously this past year and Emily has stepped up to assist. Whether it be taking extra shifts in the safe ride or assisting DPS officer id and locate suspects. The University community is very familiar with the Student Officer Program on the Flint campus. SO are often seen walking around campus in their Maze and Blue uniforms, equipped with 800 MHz radios, with keys in hand. They are recognized for patrolling campus, operating the Safe Ride transportation system, supporting University Police and Security with active situations on campus or assisting a community member who may need directions to a campus building; however, few may truly understand the critical role SOs play on campus, and how much they assist the Department in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for the University community. Our SO’s are the eyes, ears and smiles of DPS!

Congratulations Emily Becker on a Job Well Done!

We need your donated books! Although, because of COVID-19 we are not able to provide direct contact between our officers...
05/31/2020

We need your donated books!

Although, because of COVID-19 we are not able to provide direct contact between our officers and the young people who both enjoy the Read with a Cop summer program, we continue to stock the Little Free Library. We are low on books and are requesting that beginning June 15th, if you have any age-appropriate books that you wish to donate, please drop them off outside of the Hubbard building (602 Mill Street) between 8 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday.

We miss our friends and neighbors over at River Village and look forward to restarting the Read with a Cop program once there is no longer a health threat.

(Note: Photo below was taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic)

05/25/2020
Each year, DPS recognizes National Police Week — a week that is dedicated to the special recognition of law enforcement ...
05/15/2020

Each year, DPS recognizes National Police Week — a week that is dedicated to the special recognition of law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. In 2019, there were 146 line of duty deaths, including one officer from Michigan. These officers who lost their lives protecting and serving others will have their names added to the national memorial in Washington D.C.

Please join us in honoring those who serve within the Thin Blue Line and those in uniform who have given the last full measure. 

The Department of Public Safety wishes all the moms a Happy Mother’s Day !  A big THANK YOU to all the moms 🙂
05/10/2020

The Department of Public Safety wishes all the moms a Happy Mother’s Day ! 

A big THANK YOU to all the moms 🙂

05/09/2020

Campus Community,

This is a follow up to the crime alert - crime off campus email issued Friday, May 1, 2020.

The subject involved in the May 1, 2020 shooting at the Family Dollar located at 877 E. 5th Avenue was identified and brought into custody by Michigan State Police today.

DPS would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the community members who provided meaningful information and who continue to work in close coordination with us daily to help keep our campus and greater community safe.

In partnership,

Chief Ray Hall
UM-Flint Department of Public Safety

05/01/2020

Crime Alert - Crime Off Campus=

Campus Community,

As reported to the UM-Flint Department of Public Safety, at or near 1:15 p.m. this afternoon, a shooting occurred at the Family Dollar located at 877 E. 5th Avenue. The male suspect, thin, wearing black faded jeans, a black sweatshirt, and black and white tennis shoes was last seen fleeing northbound toward River Village apartments from the scene on foot.

Avoid the area while the investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Flint Police Department at 810-237-6800.

For your use in the future, here are some safety tips to follow:
*Follow your instincts. If you do not feel safe, do your best to remove yourself from the situation.
*Travel well-lighted and well-traveled areas. Have your keys in your hand as you approach your door, and remember to be alert to what and who is around you.
*There’s safety in numbers. If you must be out at night, arrange to go to class or do errands with a companion or two. *If you are alone in the University of Michigan-Flint area, use the free DPS escort service. Call the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at 810-762-3333 to request the service.
*Avoid displaying and carrying large sums of money in public. Only carry the credit cards you need.
*Be careful with purses or wallets. Carry a purse close to your body, but do not loop or wrap straps around you. A purse snatcher could injure you. If a purse snatcher demands your purse, toss it down on the ground and attempt to quickly leave the area. Keep wallets in an inside pocket.
*Be alert and aware. Avoid distracted walking! It’s a good idea to avoid text messaging and talking on the phone. Pay full attention to who is around you when you are in public.
*Know the locations of the Emergency Blue phones while on campus.

In partnership,
Chief Ray Hall
UM-Flint Department of Public Safety

Heartfelt shout goes out to the  heart beat of our department —our awesome team of Dispatchers!!! NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY...
04/17/2020

Heartfelt shout goes out to the heart beat of our department —our awesome team of Dispatchers!!!

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATIONS WEEK.

Please join us in celebrating and thanking those who serve 24 hours a day 7 days a week and 365 days a year answering calls, dispatching officers, ensuring alarms are responded to and help gets to where it needs to be.... thank you to those hard-working professionals who dedicate their lives serving our campus and greater Flint community!

Simply put...our team of Dispatcher’s rock!

In the photo below are Communication Officers — from left right: LaShonda Malloy, Stacia Bender and Cindy Cox. Others on the DPS Communications Team: Twan Ball, Sara Groulx, and Misti Lopez

04/14/2020
McLaren Flint

Thank you Healing Heroes!

This morning, overwhelming support from our local first responders put a smile on our faces. Thank you to Michigan State Police, Genesee County Sheriff's Office, City of Flint Fire Department, Mobile Medical Response, Patriot Ambulance Service, Grand Blanc Township Police Department, Medstar, STAT EMS, Inc., City of Flint Police Department, Mott Community College Public Safety, University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety, Flint Township Police Department and our very own, McLaren Flint Campus Safety! Your support is greatly appreciated!

We captured some of those amazing moments during our morning shift change, and found words of gratitude from staff.

04/10/2020
Flint Urban Safety Corps

Flint Urban Safety Corps

Ensuring residents are protected during COVID-19 just got a little easier. Watch Denise Fair, Chief Public Health Officer for the Detroit Health Department, demonstrates how to make a reusable protective face mask using common household items. Flint National Service Accelerator University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety

#gettingthingsdone #staysafe #stayhome #flinturbansafetycorps

04/04/2020
We continue to have an Attitude of Gratitude! Today, we dropped off the last of the donated supplies to our neighbors ov...
03/26/2020

We continue to have an Attitude of Gratitude!

Today, we dropped off the last of the donated supplies to our neighbors over at River Village. “Thank you” to everyone who donated during this uncertain time for all. Your donations have been put to great use!

In an effort to encourage people to stay home, until further notice, we will not be excepting any additional donations.

Thanks again for your ongoing support. And thank you for staying at home!

03/25/2020
Public Safety operations continue at the Department of Public Safety. Practicing social distancing at training today as ...
03/24/2020

Public Safety operations continue at the Department of Public Safety.

Practicing social distancing at training today as police officers continue to engage in training and ongoing patrol operations.

From your DPS members...Be Safe and Be Well !

We have an attitude of gratitude!!!! Shout out to Starbucks! This afternoon, Starbucks delivered a couple of boxes of to...
03/20/2020

We have an attitude of gratitude!!!!

Shout out to Starbucks!

This afternoon, Starbucks delivered a couple of boxes of toilet tissue. Donations continue to roll-in. The DPS and the Urban Safety Corps team will make sure all of the donated items are put to good use in our community!

Thanks again Starbucks! You Rock!!!!!

Our attitude is one of GRATITUDE!Supplies have been rolling into DPS at the Hubbard Building from our campus community a...
03/17/2020

Our attitude is one of GRATITUDE!

Supplies have been rolling into DPS at the Hubbard Building from our campus community and beyond. We even had an online student from Pennsylvania offer to help.

With your help, when those in our community are in need, the DPS and our Urban Safety Corps roll up our sleeves. Together, we continue to work to serve our neighbors. This is the transformational power of partnerships!

We are so grateful for your continued support and caring for all of our community members. This is so awesome! Please continue to drop off your donations at the Hubbard Building. As you see, they are being put to great use while meeting a community need.

Featured in the photo below from as viewed from left to right: DPS Officer Bruce Andres, FUSC members Breanna Scwartz, Joe Pettigrew, and Melvin Strickland.

03/17/2020
Dear Campus Community;This is the time of the year we request children books to be donated to the little free library (l...
03/14/2020

Dear Campus Community;

This is the time of the year we request children books to be donated to the little free library (located next door at the River Village complex). We certainly still need children books, but there is something else that we need donated as well. In this era of the COVID-19 virus, many items are in short supply at the stores. One of the top in-demand items as many of you know is toilet paper.

In this community, there are many individuals that do not have the means to stock-up on such items as toilet paper, and it has come to my attention that there are some families who could use some help in having a normal supply available to them. The DPS lead Urban Safety Corps (AmeriCorps) will distribute the items through our community connections.

In the spirit of helping our neighbors during this difficult time, I am asking anyone who can "Spare a Square" or a roll or two of toilet paper to drop those off at the Department of Public Safety HQ (Hubbard Building). We want to create a supply for people who are in need.

And yes, we still need donated children books! Thank you for considering this request.

Be well and stay safe!

Ray Hall, Chief
UM-Flint Public Safety

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Caught being awesome! DPS  School Resource Officer Bruce Andres recognized for being an “Everyday Hero” and making a dif...
03/10/2020

Caught being awesome!

DPS School Resource Officer Bruce Andres recognized for being an “Everyday Hero” and making a difference!

The Genesee County Educational Foundation is dedicated to the support of environmental education, STEM instruction, early childhood educational programs, before and after school programs, community stewardship, career and technical education, and scholarships for continuing education.
The Everyday Heroes Recognition Breakfast is an opportunity for the Foundation to highlight individuals that make an impact in the lives of students and their families in Genesee County. Officer Andres is one of those individuals. The Genesee Early College, the Genesee County Educational Foundation and Genesee Intermediate School District is recognizing Officer Andres as an “Everyday Hero” because he make extraordinary efforts to make a positive impact in the life of children in our communities.”

Bruce, thank you for being awesome!

REMINDER: SafeRide services have temporary modified hours *SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE=March 2-7, 2020 5:30am-8pm=March 8, 202...
03/02/2020

REMINDER: SafeRide services have temporary modified hours
*SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE
=March 2-7, 2020 5:30am-8pm
=March 8, 2020 8am-8pm

Hosting a party anytime soon?Hosting parties is risky business. Hosts can be held responsible for injuries that an intox...
02/18/2020

Hosting a party anytime soon?

Hosting parties is risky business. Hosts can be held responsible for injuries that an intoxicated person causes or incurs at or after leaving a party. Follow these tips to have fun while also staying safe:

Do not serve alcohol to anyone under 21.

Provide non-alcoholic drinks and food.

Discourage excessive drinking.

Avoid competitive drinking games.

Intervene if you see guests hurting themselves or others.

Stop serving alcohol to guests who appear drunk or are losing control.

Encourage the use of designated drivers.

Stop intoxicated guests from driving. If you need to, take away their keys. Offer an alternative form of transportation (taxi, bus, ride share service, etc).

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