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.

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).

UM-Flint enhances Safety!As part of our ongoing commitment to enhance safety on campus, DPS and our campus partners have...
02/04/2020

UM-Flint enhances Safety!

As part of our ongoing commitment to enhance safety on campus, DPS and our campus partners have added new cameras and a new blue light phone at the William S. White parking lots and north sidewalk.

Special “thanks” to Newkirk electric (see photo below. Happening now) and UM-Flint ITS and Facilities and Operations for their support on this project!!!! We do have an awesome team here at UM-Flint!!!

REPORT A CRIME OR CONCERN
BLUE LIGHT PHONES

Anyone on campus can directly contact the Department of Public Safety by using the Emergency Blue Light Phones located throughout campus. Red box emergency phones or buttons, located in campus parking structures and building elevators, also directly connect to DPS Dispatch Services.

We would like to give a heartfelt shout out to Officer Steve Mayfield and the awesome group of students who are the hard...
01/28/2020
UM-Flint's Block Club brings diverse programming to campus

We would like to give a heartfelt shout out to Officer Steve Mayfield and the awesome group of students who are the hard-working and caring members of the Campus Block Club!

From safety marches that focused on ending relationship violence, sexual violence and harassment to food giveaways, this group has worked behind the scenes to make not only our campus but the entire Flint community a better place to live, work, study and play!

Thank you for making a positive difference on campus and in our community!

Go Blue!!!!

Check out the attached article that highlights this wonderful group of caring individuals.

https://news.umflint.edu/2020/01/23/um-flints-block-club-brings-diverse-programming-to-campus/

The Block Club promotes community service, social events, and safety on campus. It's a student-run organization that focuses on student empowerment, leadership, and safety awareness.

The transformational power of partnerships! Today, Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust (ALPACT) heard f...
01/24/2020

The transformational power of partnerships!

Today, Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust (ALPACT) heard from Jaime Gaskin of the United Way of Genesee County.

Jamie spoke to the value of Flint Urban Safety Corps and their partnership with DPS and the United Way. Jamie presented numerous other meaningful efforts that are actively improving the quality of life for all Flint residents.

Thanks to the United Way Team and so many other caring people - Flint is making positive progress.

This is transformational power of partnerships!

SUICIDE THREATS & ATTEMPTSOne of the best ways to prevent suicide is to increase student, faculty and staff awareness of...
01/24/2020
Suicide Prevention Chat: 24/7 Confidential Help – Veterans Crisis Line

SUICIDE THREATS & ATTEMPTS

One of the best ways to prevent suicide is to increase student, faculty and staff awareness of risk factors and signs of potential suicidal behavior. These include but are not limited to:

Verbal symptoms/cues
1. Discussing or making suicide plans
2. Discussing or researching suicide methods or other related information
3. Making statements indicating that family and friends would not miss them
4. Expressing hopelessness or anger at self and the world
5. Making direct statements like “I want to die” or “I do not want to live anymore”
6. Making indirect statements like “I’m no good to anyone,” “Nothing matters anyway,” “I want to go to sleep and never wake up” and “They’ll be sorry when I’m gone”

If You Know Someone in Crisis
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741).

Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889. All calls are confidential.

Contact social media outlets directly if you are concerned about a friend’s social media updates or dial 911 in an emergency. Learn more on the Lifeline’s website or the Crisis Text Line’s website.

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Service members and Veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified, caring Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text messaging service. Dial 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone or send a text message to 838255 to connect with a VA responder. You can also start a confidential online chat session at veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat.

DPS will transport any Campus Community Member who could benefit by the services provided at Hurley. We can help. Call us at 810-762-3333.

Confidential support for Veterans in crisis is a click away. Our chat responders are available 24/7 to provide support and connect you with resources.

“ The time is always right to do what is right” ~Martin Luther King Jr. On this day of service and in celebration of Mar...
01/20/2020

“ The time is always right to do what is right”

~Martin Luther King Jr.

On this day of service and in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., we wanted to give a heartfelt shout out to interim Director of the Flint Urban Safety Corps David Emmons.

David’s commitment and leadership to our AmeriCorps efforts in Flint is recognized and appreciated! Stepping in and stepping up with providing leadership and direction to ensure the continued success of this valuable program is commendable and an example of giving back and doing the “right” thing! Thank you for caring and as Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “The time is always right to do what is right” Thank you Daivid for taking the time!

(David is in the photo below)

From your friends at the Department of Public Safety.... honoring Martin Luther King day! “Darkness cannot drive out dar...
01/20/2020

From your friends at the Department of Public Safety.... honoring Martin Luther King day!

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

~Martin Luther King

January is stalking awareness month... Join the community discussion and join the effort to stop stalking! WHAT IS STALK...
01/19/2020

January is stalking awareness month... Join the community discussion and join the effort to stop stalking!

WHAT IS STALKING?

According to Michigan law, stalking is defined as “a willful course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment of another individual that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened and/or harassed.”

Any unwanted contact between an offender and their target that communicates a direct or indirect threat or makes the victim fearful is considered stalking.

Examples of stalking include unwanted:

Phone calls and texts
Appearances at the home or workplace
Watching or following
Nearly one in six women and one in 17 men have experienced stalking victimization at some point, so it is important to realize that absolutely anyone can experience stalking in their lifetime. The majority of victims are stalked by someone they know and 18-24-year-olds experience the highest rate of stalking victimization.

Stalking is not a joke, it is not romantic, it’s not okay. It’s a crime!

If you or you know someone on campus who may be a victim of stocking, give us a call. Our phone number is 810-762-3333.

Join the community discussion and join the effort to stop stalking!

SEXUAL ASSAULT FACTSIf you are sexually assaulted, you are not to blame, regardless of the circumstances.If someone has ...
01/14/2020

SEXUAL ASSAULT FACTS

If you are sexually assaulted, you are not to blame, regardless of the circumstances.

If someone has unwanted sexual contact with you without your consent, this is sexual assault, which is a crime.

About 90% of sexual assaults on campus involve survivors and perpetrators who knew each other (Fisher, et al, 2000).

Approximately 50% of reported cases of sexual assault involve alcohol consumption by the survivor, the perpetrator or both (Abbey, et al, 2001).

Many rapists attack more than once—one unreported assault may allow one or more additional rapes to occur (Lisak, et al, 2002).

The Department of Public Safety phone number is 810-762-3333. We’re here to help.

Campus community;Due to the current conditions, the Department of Public Safety is recommending that you avoid areas aro...
01/11/2020

Campus community;
Due to the current conditions, the Department of Public Safety is recommending that you avoid areas around the Flint River.

(The photos below were taken 10 minutes ago)

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