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 should not be used for emergency police communications.

06/07/2019

A sign of summer!

One more example of the transformational power of partnerships!

Shout out to DPSS, UMFDPS, GCSO and Flint PD trainers! As many of our community members know, at DPS we recognize that t...
05/30/2019

Shout out to DPSS, UMFDPS, GCSO and Flint PD trainers!

As many of our community members know, at DPS we recognize that training for our team members is critical to our ability to deliver a quality and professional Public Safety Service. Over the past few weeks, our members participated in diversity training, de-escalation training, tactical response to high-risk situations, legal update and a shopping list of other topics. This ongoing commitment to quality training demonstrates why in 2018 UMFDPS was recognized as the first university or college in the state of Michigan to achieve accreditation through the MACP/State of Michigan. We could not have done this without all of the excellent trainers who helped to promote the very best in all of us! Thank you all for your dedication and commitment to Quality Public Safety with an emphasis on respect for all!

05/26/2019
05/23/2019

The University of Michigan-Flint Early Childhood Development Center just recognized our School Resource Officer Bruce Andres at their preschool graduation celebrations. Bruce was surprised by the honor.

At DPS we know that It takes a village!!!!

Congratulations to all the preschool graduates!!!! Good luck in kindergarten!!!!

The 2019 Student Officer of the Year is Esther Acquah. The Student of the Year is selected based on work ethic, professi...
05/16/2019

The 2019 Student Officer of the Year is Esther Acquah.

The Student of the Year is selected based on work ethic, professionalism, dependability, and interpersonal skills.

Congratulations Student Officer Acquah !

Do you use Uber or Lyft? This summer, our students will be visiting cities across the country and may use Uber or Lyft. ...
05/13/2019

Do you use Uber or Lyft?

This summer, our students will be visiting cities across the country and may use Uber or Lyft. Here are a few safety tips while using those services.

Ask the driver “WHAT IS MY NAME?” If the driver does not know…get out of there! Or call for assistance.

When the ride arrives, make sure you’re getting into the right car with the right driver by matching the license plate, car make and model, and driver photo with what’s provided in the app. Never get in a car where the vehicle or driver identity doesn't match what’s displayed in your app. If they don’t match, get out of there!

The best Safety Tip is to always ask the driver, “What is my name?” If they hesitate or try making excuses why they don’t know your name… get out of there!

05/12/2019
Bicycle safety…DPS joins TV 25 to remind cyclist to be cautious…https://nbc25news.com/news/local/bicycle-safety-mont...
05/10/2019
Bicycle Safety Month: It's not just vehicles you need to watch for

Bicycle safety…DPS joins TV 25 to remind cyclist to be cautious…

https://nbc25news.com/news/local/bicycle-safety-month-its-not-just-vehicles-you-need-to-watch-for

FLINT, Mich. - It's that time year when the weather is warming up and people are breaking out their bicycles. When bicyclists hit the road, they're typically focused on making sure they stay in a bike lane when there's one available so they don't get struck by a vehicle. There's even a new law that....

Expanded service!!!!! Taking classes this spring or summer? During the Spring/Summer semesters, Safe Ride will operate M...
05/10/2019

Expanded service!!!!!

Taking classes this spring or summer?

During the Spring/Summer semesters, Safe Ride will operate Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Not availble on weekends or holidays. Visit the DPS webpage for app information and Geofence update.

Tonight we are attending the 34th Annual Celebration of Service ceremony. Proby, Gaye, Steve, Cindy and David Arnould ar...
05/08/2019

Tonight we are attending the 34th Annual Celebration of Service ceremony. Proby, Gaye, Steve, Cindy and David Arnould are being recognized ... “thank you” for being a part of our awesome team and serving and protecting our community!!!!!

Go Blue!

Congratulations Class of 2019! Your friends at DPS will miss you!!!!!  Now go and change the world! Go Blue!
04/28/2019

Congratulations Class of 2019! Your friends at DPS will miss you!!!!! Now go and change the world!

Go Blue!

Hey Students....Summer Vacation is almost here!  Finals will be over this week and it will be time to hit the open road!...
04/24/2019

Hey Students....Summer Vacation is almost here! Finals will be over this week and it will be time to hit the open road! When you travel, plan ahead!

If traveling, know where you are going and how to get there and back. Download the latest available GPS data. Check for construction detours; for longer trips, and always get a weather forecast.

If traveling out-of-state, most states and/or state law enforcement agencies provide road-and- highway information either on-line or at a 1-800 number; check to see what conditions they report before leaving. Visit the Federal Highway Administration's related webpage for national, regional, and state-by-state links regarding traffic, closures, and other conditions.

"National Traffic and Road Closure Information"

Inform a family member where you will be and when to expect you back; give them your route.

Travel and conduct your business during daylight hours if possible.

And consider a Pure Michigan vacation!

Go Blue and Travel Safe!

Students...Don't Give Rides to Strangers! No matter how sad they say their situation is…remember, a crime can occur an...
04/16/2019

Students...
Don't Give Rides to Strangers! No matter how sad they say their situation is…remember, a crime can occur anywhere, involve anyone, and take place at any time. If approached while in your vehicle, close windows and drive away when safe to do so. If possible, let them know you are calling UM-Flint Police…if they need a ride, we may be able to assist them.

Never Give Rides to Strangers!

Shout out to TV 12 for their coats for kids effort! Today, we dropped off our last box of coats to TV 12. With temperatu...
04/15/2019

Shout out to TV 12 for their coats for kids effort! Today, we dropped off our last box of coats to TV 12. With temperatures moving into the 70s…how about T-shirts for kids ? 🙂 we’re ready for the warmer temperatures!!!!

‘Thank you’ campus community for donating hats, gloves and coats throughout the long winter! It does make a difference!

The Department of Public Safety would like to share a few safety tips with our campus community to help prevent you from...
04/05/2019

The Department of Public Safety would like to share a few safety tips with our campus community to help prevent you from becoming a victim of theft.

People often leave their belongings unattended. When this happens, sometimes things become misplaced, or go missing altogether. And far too often, we don’t realize that these items are gone until we are leaving.

Because we enjoy a safe campus, it is easy to become complacent and leave valuables (laptop, smart phones, musical instruments, etc.) unattended. The Department of Public Safety encourages our campus community to take the following precautions to protect belongings and avoid becoming victims of theft:

· Do not leave phones, laptops, or tablets unattended while in the library or classroom. Please be sure to secure these items, even if you are only making a short trip to the restroom or vending machine.

· Avoid leaving musical instruments or other valuable equipment unattended.

· Do not keep your Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) in your purse or wallet.

· Keep a list of all credit and ID cards at home along with the card number and customer service phone number in the event you need to close the account due to theft.

Most thefts are crimes of opportunity. Let’s not give criminals the opportunity to take your belongings! We encourage our campus to follow these preventive measures, while also remaining vigilant to maintain a safe campus environment.

Remember, if you see something, say something. The Department of Public Safety phone number is 810-820-1760.

Update: The subject has been identified. We would like to offer a special “thank you” to all those who provided the ...
04/03/2019

Update: The subject has been identified.

We would like to offer a special “thank you” to all those who provided the Department of Public Safety with information regarding this matter.

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The University of Michigan-Flint Police Department is asking for your help to identify this subject as part of a larceny investigation at the UMF Theater.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mark Walker at 810-766-6615 or [email protected]

If you see this person on or near campus, please call us at 810-762-3333.

The University of Michigan-Flint Police Department is asking for your help to identify this subject as part of a larceny...
04/02/2019

The University of Michigan-Flint Police Department is asking for your help to identify this subject as part of a larceny investigation at the UMF Theater.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mark Walker at 810-766-6615 or [email protected]

If you see this person on or near campus, please call us at 810-762-3333.

We would like to give a heart felt shout out to Detective Sergeant Jeff Fray. The worst part about working with talented...
03/27/2019

We would like to give a heart felt shout out to Detective Sergeant Jeff Fray.

The worst part about working with talented, dedicated and awesome people is that when they leave it makes it difficult.

This week, Jeff concludes 10 years of service to the campus community and over a 30 year career in law-enforcement. Jeff has been a dedicated and committed professional throughout his law-enforcement career. Jeff is a man of integrity who cares deeply about the welfare of our students, faculty, staff and guests and worked tirelessly to ensure their safety.

We wish Jeff the best of luck as he moves into the next chapter of his life. Jeff will be missed… This is truly a happy sad moment for us here at DPS.

Job well done, Jeff!

Go Blue!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day☘️ Here are a few safety tips to review if you choose to celebrate with alcohol ☘️* Eat...
03/17/2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day☘️

Here are a few safety tips to review if you choose to celebrate with alcohol ☘️

* Eat food before and while you drink. We recommend corn beef and cabbage ☘️
* Beware of unfamiliar drinks. And never leave your drink unattended. Never except a drink from someone you do not know.
* Appoint a designated driver.
* Keep track of how many drinks you are consuming.
* Avoid drinking games.
* Plan ahead for transportation — don’t drink and drive!
* Never leave with someone you don’t know!
* When ordering a drink at the bar, watch the bartender make your drink so you can know how much alcohol you will be having.
* Alcohol and sex do not mix — drunken sex is not consensual sex. If it’s not consensual, it’s a crime!
* Don’t trust a leprechaun - they can be very tricky ☘️.

Have a Happy and Safe St. Patrick’s Day☘️

03/09/2019

Today, DPS is visiting the Flint Institute of Art. Every Saturday there is glassblowing demonstrations...and students....it’s free!

On behalf of the DPS team, happy INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019!!!!Let’s join together and celebrate women’s achie...
03/08/2019

On behalf of the DPS team, happy
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019!!!!

Let’s join together and celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality !

And Go Blue!

Hey Students! It’s time to get the Safe Ride App! TAP RIDE APPYou can now request rides across campus on demand using ...
02/23/2019

Hey Students! It’s time to get the Safe Ride App!

TAP RIDE APP
You can now request rides across campus on demand using the Tap Ride app. You can download the new app on the Apple Store or Google Play store.

Below are a few tips on how to register for the Tap Ride services.

Download Tap Ride to your mobile device
Open the Application and scroll down to where you see University of Michigan Flint
Choose University of Michigan Flint and you will sign in using your University credentials

Please provide your phone number in case our drivers or dispatchers need to contact you
Once signed up, you can then request a ride within our campus Geo-Fence

We have predetermined pick up and drop off locations but if your residence is within the Geo-Fence, you can provide the address.
Once requested, you will be provided with an ETA and see the location of our Safe Ride van that will be picking you up

If you have any questions about our Safe Ride services, please contact us at 810.762.3330. Safe Ride hours of operation and pick up and drop off locations are found on our website or page.

Safety Tip: DPS has recently been informed that a number of fraudulent emails have been received by members of our campu...
02/15/2019

Safety Tip:

DPS has recently been informed that a number of fraudulent emails have been received by members of our campus community. These emails, known as phishing emails, are used to falsely acquire information from users such as usernames, passwords, gift card number, or credit card details.

Like most phishing attempts, the emails appear to be from legitimate and trustworthy sources, such as someone you may know. ITS has confirmed that the emails are not originating from our campus and were most likely “spoofed” (the sender address and/or name has been faked).

The messages include requests for monetary favors and may utilize random subject lines, requests from a supervisor/department head or ask questions such as “are you in your office” or “are you available right now?”

Both DPS and ITS encourage users to be cautious and make certain that the emails you receive and respond to are coming from valid email addresses. If you are unsure of a particular email, ITS suggests that you call the user who appears to have sent the message or contact the ITS Helpdesk at (810) 762-3123 for advice.

To avoid being a victim of phishing, please take a few moments to view the safe computing information available at the links below:

https://www.safecomputing.umich.edu/tips/online-shopping-tips-protect-your-personal-information

https://www.safecomputing.umich.edu/phishing-alerts

We didn’t have the heart to tell him that all ride-a-longs need to be inside the car and not on top of it...
02/10/2019

We didn’t have the heart to tell him that all ride-a-longs need to be inside the car and not on top of it...

Dear Campus Community, All University of Michigan Flint classes and events are postponed today Wednesday, February 6, 20...
02/06/2019
Inclement Weather Notification Plan | University of Michigan-Flint

Dear Campus Community,

All University of Michigan Flint classes and events are postponed today Wednesday, February 6, 2019 until 11:00 a.m. due to weather conditions. Only essential staff should report to campus and employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors if they have any questions regarding this notification.

The Department of Public Safety reminds you to please drive safely for the conditions of the roadways.

For more information on campus closing procedures, please go to: http://www.umflint.edu/emergency/inclement_weather.htm.

Severe weather, power outages, a water main break—any of these situations can cause a full or partial closure of the campus. Incidents may occur that will necessitate the closing of campus at any time of the day and sometimes, only a portion of a day’s classes may be cancelled. The leadership te...

Announcing a new route to accommodate housing students!DPS Safe Ride now offers transportation to the Genesee Valley Mal...
02/03/2019

Announcing a new route to accommodate housing students!

DPS Safe Ride now offers transportation to the Genesee Valley Mall and the Swartz Creek Meijer.

This route operates each Saturday during the winter semester as follows:

Departure from the Riverfront Building:
12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Return from the mall/Meijer:
2:00 PM
4:00 PM

The shuttle is available on a first come, first serve basis. The schedule may be adjusted to accommodate the needs of the service. MCard is required. Smiles are appreciated.

This service is offered in partnership between DPS and Student Government.

Ride Safe!

Hey Students...Look for us this Wednesday on the 3rd floor of the UCEN. We have added juice and water to Pop with a Cop....
02/02/2019

Hey Students...Look for us this Wednesday on the 3rd floor of the UCEN. We have added juice and water to Pop with a Cop. Hey, should we could call it “Juice with a Cop?” Nah...anyway, we hope to see you this Wednesday!!!

01/31/2019

Announcing a new route to accommodate housing students!

Starting this Saturday, February 2, 2019, the DPS Safe Ride will offer transportation to the Genesee Valley Mall and the Swartz Creek Meijer.

This route will operate each Saturday during the winter semester as follows:

Departure from the Riverfront Building:
12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Return from the mall/Meijer:
2:00 PM
4:00 PM

The shuttle is available on a first come, first serve basis. The schedule may be adjusted to accommodate the needs of the service.

This service is offered in partnership between DPS and Student Government.

Stay Warm and Ride Safe!

01/29/2019

Dear Campus Community,

The University of Michigan-Flint campus will have a delayed opening tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Campus will open at 10:30 a.m. and any classes and events scheduled before that time are cancelled. Only essential staff should report to campus before the delayed start and employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors if they have any questions regarding this notification.

The Department of Public Safety reminds you to please drive safely for the conditions of the roadways.

01/27/2019

Dear Campus Community,

Due to the predicted winter storm, the University of Michigan-Flint campus will be closed on Monday, January 28, 2019. All scheduled events and activities are cancelled. For campus residents, the University Center’s Café Blue will be open from noon to 3 p.m.

Only essential staff should report to campus and employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors if they have any questions regarding this notification.

The Department of Public Safety reminds you to please drive safely for the conditions of the roadways.

From your friends at the Department of Public Safety....Happy Martin Luther King day! “Darkness cannot drive out darkn...
01/21/2019

From your friends at the Department of Public Safety....Happy 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

Dear campus community,All University of Michigan-Flint classes and events are postponed today Wednesday, January 16, 201...
01/16/2019
Inclement Weather Notification Plan | University of Michigan-Flint

Dear campus community,

All University of Michigan-Flint classes and events are postponed today Wednesday, January 16, 2019 until 11:00 a.m. due to weather conditions. The Department of Public Safety reminds you to please drive safely for the conditions of the roadways.

For more information on campus closing procedures, please go to: http://www.umflint.edu/emergency/inclement_weather.htm.

Severe weather, power outages, a water main break—any of these situations can cause a full or partial closure of the campus. Incidents may occur that will necessitate the closing of campus at any time of the day and sometimes, only a portion of a day’s classes may be cancelled. The leadership te...

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